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Financial Aid at NYU

The Student Aid Process

Apply for Financial Aid

All students should apply every year for financial assistance.  NYU requires the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application (for all new freshmen and returning international students, to be considered for institutional [non-government] financial aid), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (for eligible new freshmen and continuing students, to be considered for federal financial aid), and, for residents of New York State, the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.

Student Aid Report (SAR)
When your FAFSA information has been processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education. Review it for accuracy, be sure that all required sections are complete, and verify that federal school number 002785 is indicated for New York University.  Follow the SAR instructions to make changes or corrections if necessary (e.g. final income tax return information). Do not send it to NYU. Once the corrections are received by the federal processor, a final SAR will be sent to you for your records. You may view your SAR record and make changes on the FAFSA website.

NYU Award Package
Once you are officially admitted to NYU, if you are eligible we will send to you an official notification that describes your total financial aid package and details the types and amounts of student aid offered to you for the school year.  Be sure to read our Financial Aid Guide, which describes the various forms of aid and reviews the components of your package.

All students are automatically considered for academic (merit-based) scholarship with no separate application required. For financial need-based scholarships, students must submit all required financial aid applications by the deadlines. Scholarship awards are based on eligibility and the availability of funds. Most scholarships at NYU are based on a combination of need and merit and require that applicants submit their financial aid applications on time for consideration.

A financial aid package at NYU may suggest several types of loans for which a student is eligible, based on certain criteria (such as anticipated points/credits, housing status, financial need, etc.) and, for campus-administered loans, the availability of funds.

Requests for Documentation: Tax Information and Income Verification
It is not necessary to submit copies of your tax returns or any other family financial records or supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid unless you are specifically requested to provide additional information.



From the NYU Office of Financial Aid:

  • Financial Aid Guide
    The Financial Aid Guide provides essential information to accompany the NYU financial aid package awarded for the academic year.  Published in April.
  • Financial Aid at NYU (pdf)
    Booklet accompanying the NYU acceptance notification sent by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to all newly admitted traditional undergraduate students.  Published in September.

From the U.S. Department of Education:


New York University

Where to Go for Help

It's Online

Speak with a Counselor
Phone 212-998-4444

Office of the Bursar
Phone 212-998-2806

  • Make a payment
  • Inquire about a refund
  • Pay your bill
  • Go to website

Office of the University Registrar
Phone 212-998-4800

  • Enrollment reporting for loan deferments
  • TAP certification
  • Go to website

Office of Residential Life and Housing Services
Phone 212-998-4600

  • Explore the Residence Halls
  • Residence Hall payment and billing
  • Go to website

Wasserman Center for Career Development
Phone 212-998-4730

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you determine the financial aid options for which you may qualify at New York University.  Please be sure to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.  The calculator is a planning tool and is an estimate based on the information you provide.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-998-4444 or send an email to

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