New York University is committed to providing financial aid packages that take into account both financial need and academic merit.

Unlike loans, if you receive a scholarship or grant from New York University or an outside organization, you will not need to repay those funds.

We award very few exclusively merit-based scholarships and take into account how able a student is to pay for their education.

You will continue to receive your NYU scholarship during your time at New York University as long as you:

  • Are a full-time student taking at least 12 credits. Part-time students taking between 6 and 11 credits will have their scholarships prorated.

Learn more about the types of scholarships and grants available to you:

If you are not a New York State resident, you should contact your state financial aid agency to ask about programs for which you may qualify. You can find contact information by calling 1-800-433-3243.

New York University Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

You will be considered for merit-based scholarships upon entrance to NYU based on your academic strengths before joining us. Please note that NYU offers very few scholarships that are awarded based only on merit.

Who is Eligible

  • All NYU applicants

How to Apply

  • You are automatically considered with your application to attend NYU

Undergraduate Scholarships

To learn more about University-wide and school-based scholarships at NYU that you might qualify for, visit the information provided by Undergraduate Admissions.

September 11 Scholarships

New York University offers five scholarships in honor of fire, police, and emergency workers who were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center. The scholarship is intended to enable their children to attend the university and supports the cost of tuition, registration fees, and room and board.

New York University scholarship funds will be used to pay any remaining balance up the full cost of education at New York University.

Scholarships include:

  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz Scholarship
  • Helen and Martin Kimmel Scholarship
  • Barclays 9/11/01 Memorial Scholarship
  • Sol and Margaret Berger Foundation Scholarship
  • 9/11/01 Memorial Scholarship

Who is Eligible

Dependents and spouses of uniformed members of the Fire Department of the City of New York, the New York Police Department, the Port Authority Police Department, and other emergency response workers who died at the World Trade Center are given preferred consideration.

  • There is no New York State residency requirement, but most require that you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must be admitted to a four-year degree program at New York University and maintain full-time status during each semester you receive funds.
  • Transfer students are eligible; however, students in graduate, professional, non-degree, or non-credit programs are not eligible for these scholarships.

How to Apply

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Federal Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

The federal government created the Federal Pell Grant to help students with financial need pay for their education.

Who is Eligible

You could be eligible for a Pell Grant if you meet the program’s economic criteria and program requirements, and are enrolled in your first bachelor’s degree program.

  • If you’re eligible, an estimated award will be listed in your award package. The official evaluation of your eligibility will appear in your Student Aid Report (SAR). 
  • After reviewing your SAR, you can make any necessary changes and save the final SAR for your records.
  • You can also review and make changes to your SAR in the “FAFSA Follow-Up” area of the FAFSA website.
  • If you enroll in the summer, you may also be eligible.

How to Apply

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH GRANT provides grants of up to $3,772 per year to students who plan to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income families.

Who is Eligible

  • Steinhardt students enrolled in specific majors

How to Apply

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by New York University to provide assistance to students with exceptional financial need. If you qualify for this grant, you will be automatically considered.

Who is Eligible

  • Students with exceptional financial need.

How to Apply

  • Complete the FAFSA. You will be automatically considered if you qualify.

Veteran's Benefits

If you are a veteran, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers education grant assistance.

New York University is aware that payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other external agencies can be delayed. If you are an NYU student receiving veterans benefits and find yourself in this situation, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

If you have other questions related to this program, contact:

Alaska McInnis
Assistant Director of Institutional Engagement
alaska.mcinnis@nyu.edu
212-992-3764

Who is Eligible

  • Qualified U.S. military service members and their families

How to Apply

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State Scholarships and Grant Programs

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

If you are a New York State resident enrolled in a full– or part-time degree program, you may be eligible for funding from the TAP program. Funding from the program varies, depending on income and tuition cost.

Who is Eligible

  • New York State residents enrolled in a full– or part-time degree program

How to Apply

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

APTS offers awards of up to $2,000 per academic year to eligible New York State residents who are pursuing part-time undergraduate degree studies. You must be enrolled for 3 to 11 credits per term.

Who is Eligible

  • New York State residents with demonstrated financial need who have not exhausted their TAP eligibility.

How to Apply

Additional New York State Scholarships and Grants

You can find out about additional New York State programs through the New York High Education Services Corporation (HESC) website or by calling 1-888-697-4372.

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Scholarships and Grants from Other Organizations

You may be eligible for a private scholarship or grant from an outside organization or agency. Some sources to explore include employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special interest groups.

Students may also take advantage of National Scholarship Competitions. These require a New York University endorsement.

Please note: Scholarships are considered a financial aid resource and must be added to your financial aid award. We will apply any outside scholarships to your bill before applying other forms of aid. If you have more aid than your cost of attendance, your loans could be reduced regardless of whether the loan is need-based or not.

Scholarship Search Services available to you include:

Please note that New York University is not affiliated with and does not endorse the services included in this sample.