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Paying for Your Education

At NYU, we don’t want money to stand in the way of your success. That’s why many of our students receive some form of financial assistance to help pay for their education.

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The Basics

Financial aid comes in three forms:

  • Scholarships and grants = funds you do not have to pay back
  • Loans = funds you do have to pay back with interest
  • Work-study grants = funds that allow you to work for NYU in exchange for pay

Other things to know:

  • Most of the financial aid NYU awards is need-based.
  • To be reviewed for most NYU scholarships which are based on a combination of financial need and academic strength, you need to submit your financial aid applications by the deadline. All students will be automatically considered for merit-only scholarships with the successful submission of their admissions application.
  • The average scholarship/grant award just from NYU for the Class of 2018 was $28,179.

Ready to get started? Here’s how to apply.

Investing in Your Future

College costs money. But, when thinking in terms of investing, one of the best places for a solid return on your money is education. On average, recent NYU graduates make about $56,000 per year. That, according to, puts us in the top 14 percent of universities that give you the best return on your educational investment. 

Here are NYU’s undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 school year at our New York City campus:

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