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Happy New Year -- and Welcome to newly subscribed parents. Because of the late start of the Spring semester, there was no January issue. For our returning parents, we hope you enjoyed the long winter break with your student. Here in NYC, we're bracing for our first major snowfall of 2013. In this newsletter, we focus on some important deadlines for both returning and graduating students, as well as preparatory information for getting involved, the housing reapplication process, financial aid, study away opportunities, and graduation.

For students who are currently enrolled and receiving financial aid, they will need to reapply for aid for next year (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the priority deadline of April 1. For students who are not receiving aid, but would like to be considered, the FAFSA form is required to start the process for consideration. The Office of Financial Aid will also be offering a number of workshops during the coming months to assist with the reapplication process. Check the Office of Financial Aid's website for times and locations.

To be considered for summer financial aid, students should complete an online summer financial aid application located online at http://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid under "Applications and Forms". Please be mindful of the deadlines for full financial aid consideration for summer, which are included on the form.

For information on financing alternatives, funding options for students studying away, and financial aid appeals for those who've experienced a change in their financial circumstances, please visit the Financial Aid site at www.nyu.edu/financial.aid or call 212.998.4444 to speak with a financial aid counselor during regular business hours.

Students are guaranteed University housing for their entire undergraduate academic career provided that they continue to meet all application, payment, registration, and occupancy conditions. Students are not guaranteed a specific hall or room placement. Students who fail to meet the reapplication deadline will lose their renewable status and will be eligible for housing only through a non-guaranteed, non-renewable housing application process.

The reapplication process begins March 11, 2013. Students who reapply by the deadline are then eligible to participate in the room selection process. A $1000 non-refundable/non-transferable application fee and the online application are due by March 25, 2013. Dates are as follows.

  • March 11-25: Phase 1 - Housing Re-application for eligible undergraduate students
  • April 10-19: Phase 2 - Online Room Selection

For questions about the process, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600 or by email at housing@nyu.edu.

Changes to the Spring Meal Plan are available through February 9, 2013. As students are in their second week of classes, now is a good time to discuss if your student needs to upgrade for more meals or downgrade for fewer meals for the Spring semester. Your student may make changes online by logging into NYU Home and then clicking on the Housing forms channel. For other frequently asked questions regarding meal plans, click here.

With a new semester comes new expectations and resolutions. One of them is meeting people and getting involved. Encouraging your student to join a student organization is one of the best ways to help them feel a sense of community and connectedness. The University provides a variety of ways for students to get involved in clubs, athletics, societies and organizations. Whether it’s within residence halls, on an intramural teams or volunteering, getting involved is a great way for students to meet others and become immersed in the NYU community. For more information, click here.

Additionally, the Spring Semester brings plenty of opportunities to apply for leadership positions that will begin next Fall. The various student leadership positions on campus are part of programs that are a great way to get connected to the university community, build new skills, explore interests and career paths, and make friends. Applications will be available in the coming months for the following positions: Welcome Week Leader | Transfer Ambassadors | Commuter Assistant

NYU students have an enviable opportunity to complement their degree program with an experience learning and exploring away from New York. NYU encourages students to take an academic journey led by top local scholars, artists, and professionals at NYU's facilities in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington DC. Students can also choose from international summer programs, or to participate in the University's international exchange program with some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Parent specific information is available by clicking on individual location tabs and then clicking the Parents tab. Applications are now being accepted with priority consideration given to students who apply by February 15th. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/studyaway.

your student preparing to graduate this May? Information is now available on the NYU Commencement website, which includes details about school ceremonies, tickets, academic attire, graduation photos, important contacts, and much more.

TAX Forms
W-2: Students who worked on campus should receive notification of their W-2 form availability via email if they opted to receive the form electronically by January 31, 2013. For students who did not opt-in for the electronic version, a copy will be mailed to the address they have on record. Inquires may be made by your student via email to w2copy@nyu.edu with the following information: student full name, NYU ID, and the year(s) requested.

1098-T: IRS Form 1098-T, entitled "Tuition Statement," contains information to assist the IRS and students or parents in determining eligibility to claim educational related tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. The form is available via NYU eSuite. Additional details including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. Click here for more information.






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Meal Plan Change Deadline: Feb 9
Add Dining Dollars Begins: Feb 10
Study Away Priority App: Feb 15
President's Day Holiday: Feb 18
Summer FAFSA Deadline : March 1
Housing Deposit Due: March 25
Spring Break: March 18-24
FAFSA Deadline (2013-14): April 1
Add Dining Dollars Ends: April 13
Final Exams: May 15-21
Commencement: May 22

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