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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 new freshmen only, to be considered for institutional [non-government] financial aid), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (for 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.

There is no separate application for NYU scholarships.  All students are automatically considered for academic (merit-based) and financial need-based scholarships upon their application for admission and financial aid.  Scholarship awards are based on eligibility and the availability of funds.

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.
  • Navigating 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:


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 the Office of Financial Aid.

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Where to Go for Help

It's Online:


Office of Financial Aid
New York University
Student Services Center
25 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012-1119

  • Apply for financial aid
  • Discuss a financial aid award
  • Process a loan deferment
  • Telephone Tips: Office of Financial Aid telephone lines can be quite busy during certain times of the year: (1) from April 1 to May 15, when our prospective freshmen are choosing their college; (2) from July 1 to August 15, when the fall bills have been issued; and (3) during registration.
    During the remainder of the year, most calls are answered with little waiting time. To reach a financial aid counselor right away, we suggest that you (1) call Tuesday or Thursday (Mondays are the busiest); (2) call between 9 and 11 a.m. or 3:30 and 5 p.m.; and (3) use NYU Albert to obtain routine information about your award or the status of your financial aid application.
    You may also send an email to us or visit our office, instead of phoning.  Our staff will review your message and respond as quickly as possible.

Office of the Bursar
New York University
Student Services Center
25 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012

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

Office of the University Registrar
New York University
Student Services Center
25 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012

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

Office of Residential Life and Housing Services
New York University
726 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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

Wasserman Center for Career Development
New York University
133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Reference and Resources

An alphabetical guide to supporting student aid information and available services.

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