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Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition for January Term is based on the school offering the class. The average tuition for a 4-credit course is around $5,000 for undergraduate courses and $6,000 for graduate courses. Please refer to the Office of the Bursar website for the current January 2016 tuition costs per unit.

Financial Aid

Current NYU Students


NYU New York undergraduates enrolling for January Term either in New York or at an NYU Study Away site will automatically be reviewed for additional scholarship eligibility. No application is needed. The review will be based upon financial need and the number of credits the student is enrolled for in January. The amount of scholarship awarded will be proportional to the amount of tuition the students' scholarship covered during an academic year semester. Students will be reviewed within a week after they register and will be notified via Albert accordingly. Students who do not have scholarship during the academic year are ineligible for January Term scholarship consideration.

Students needing additional financial aid for January Term will be able to seek out alternative loans, as additional federal loans are not available. Students seeking alternative loans are encouraged to relay to their potential lender the number of credits they will be taking, as some have minimum enrollment criteria. Private loan eligibility cannot exceed the cost of attendance for January term minus any other aid students may receive for the term. NYU cannot recommend or endorse any particular private lender. Students are encouraged to research their options carefully.

Students who change January Term enrollment or who do not attend in January will have their January award adjusted or cancelled.


NYU graduate students are ineligible for January Term scholarships.  Students who would like to be considered for alternative loans, should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Visiting Students

NYU does not offer scholarship or grant funding for visiting students. If you are an NYU January Term visiting student, the following options may be available to you:

  • Consortium Agreement: If you are currently enrolled at another college or university, contact your home school's financial aid office to inquire about receiving aid from your school via a consortium agreement with NYU.
  • Private Loans: If you are not currently enrolled at another college or if your school will not authorize a consortium agreement, you may be eligible for private loans.
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Financial Aid Processing for Visiting Students

  • Once the Office of University Programs receives your January Term Visiting Student Application, you will receive an email including your NYU ID number and a link to the January Term FA Information Form for Visiting Non-NYU Students.*
  • Submit your information form NYU by the deadline of December 7th. Failure to do so may prevent your aid from being received by NYU in time for the start of the session.

*IMPORTANT: You must apply for loans and negotiate consortium agreements on your own. The January Term Financial Aid Application is used ONLY to alert NYU's Office of Financial Aid that external funding will be arriving—submitting this form does not mean you will be considered for aid. Please be sure to initiate consortium agreements with your home school or apply directly to lenders for a private loan and allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

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