Healthcare Financial Counseling

The University recognizes the high risk that healthcare costs could have on students’ educational progress. NYU will attempt to assist graduate students who are experiencing financial hardship due to unusually large unpaid medical bills. In order to qualify for the assistance, the student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • is a full-time graduate student at New York University;
  • maintains coverage in a health insurance plan;
  • has exhausted insurance and other financial resources;
  • has unpaid medical expenses exceeding $4,000 related to a catastrophic, acute or chronic illness or injury;
  • has not submitted a previous application within the current fund year.

Students who are interested in applying for assistance must:

  • Download and complete an application and the Authorization for Release of Health Information forms. These forms are also available at the Patient Accounts Department at 726 Broadway, Suite 346, or can be requested at
  • Contact the Patient Accounts Department at (212) 443-1010 or to make an appointment with a financial counselor.
  • Bring the application, Release of Information Form, and all other supporting documentation with you to your appointment. Be certain to make a copy of all documents for your records

Even if these criteria are satisfied, assistance is not guaranteed; this is not insurance.


Installment payments can be arranged for students with outstanding balances for services received at the Student Health Center.

  • The outstanding balance must be greater than $100
  • The student is given the option of paying the full amount in 2 or 3 installments.
  • Installment payments are not available for students who are graduating within 4 months.


A representative will assist students in locating local, state, and disease specific programs that offer financial assistance with prescription medication.

  • The staff will assist students in completing all forms required by the company/program.
  • Students must present the application to the prescribing provider and request that the provider completes any additional documentation and prescription(s) required by the company/program.

A helpful resource for information about programs that offer financial assistance for prescription medications is