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Financial Aid Services

Financial Aid
Although the primary responsibility for meeting the cost of a professional education lies with the students and his or her family, this responsibility is shared by the University as well as by state and federal government agencies, within the limits of available resources.

The term "financial aid" encompasses scholarships, loans, and work. If the student plans to attend the College of Dentistry at New York University and anticipates the need for assistance from any one or a combination of these sources, then the student needs to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants and returning students are encouraged to file the FAFSA via our Web site: Applicants who do not have Web access can obtain a FAFSA from their local high school, college, or library. The priority application date is March 1.

Financial aid applications from new students are processed in the order they are received until the funds are depleted. Awards are not automatically renewable, and returning students must reapply each year by March 1 to be considered for assistance. Late applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis if funds are available.

The awarding of financial aid is based on financial need as determined by an analysis of financial information provided by the student and his or her family. Financial need is the difference between what it typically costs the student to attend the University for one academic year, and what the student is able to apply toward that cost from the student's and his or her family's income and assets. To the extent of its ability, the University attempts to help meet this need with the resources available to it.

Because University funds are limited, students are expected first to explore all sources of external assistance before University funds are awarded. If additional aid is needed after the University determines the student's eligibility for a maximum Federal Stafford Student Loan, the student is then considered for loans and scholarships administered by the University. These funds are distributed equitably among students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Although not all students can be aided from these sources, nor can the full need of those students awarded aid be met, the University believes that the combination of family, University, and external sources will make it possible for all needy students to obtain the dental education they desire.

Further details and procedures regarding the application and eligibility for financial aid are available by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services-Student Affairs and Admissions, College of Dentistry, New York University, 345 East 24th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010-4086.

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