Applying for Financial Aid: Early Decision I and II
Applying for financial aid involves two key steps: finding out when you need to apply by and determining which applications you need to submit.
It’s critical that you apply for aid on time. The amount of aid you receive in your first year is typically the amount you’ll continue to receive each year, as long as you remain eligible. Filing late — or not at all — can impact if and how much aid you receive in future years.
Step 1: Know Your Deadline
Financial aid application deadlines for Early Decision 2024–2025 applicants are:
- Early Decision I: November 15 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
- Early Decision II: January 15 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Step 2: Complete and Submit Financial Aid Applications
You may need to submit up to three financial aid applications, depending on where you live and to which campus you are applying.
Follow the chart to see which applications are necessary according to your citizenship type.
2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The 24-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is scheduled to open in December 2023, as Federal Student Aid is working to implement updates intended to simplify the application. You should still submit your CSS Profile by the deadline to be reviewed for NYU scholarship eligibility.
- Early Decision 1 - Because the FAFSA will not open until after the Early Decision 1 deadline, students admitted in that process who have filed the CSS Profile on time will receive an estimate of federal financial aid eligibility in their financial aid package. NYU will update your financial aid package with your confirmed federal financial aid eligibility after your 24-25 FAFSA has been submitted.
- Early Decision 2 - Because the FAFSA will open before the Early Decision 2 deadline, applicants who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens should plan to submit both the 24-25 CSS Profile and 24-25 FAFSA by the January 15 deadline.
- If your parents are separated, divorced, or unmarried and don’t live together, see below for additional information.
- To save time and ensure accuracy, we recommend transferring your federal tax information to your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
- If you submit the FAFSA by the deadline and are admitted to NYU, your financial aid package will include information about the amount of federal aid you are eligible to receive.
- If you submit the FAFSA after the deadline and are admitted, you will learn how much you are eligible for after your FAFSA is processed.
- You can submit the TAP application after submitting your FAFSA. TAP and other state-administered scholarships previously unavailable to undocumented students are now open through the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act.
NYU School Codes
When filling out your applications you will need NYU’s School Codes:
- CSS Profile: 2785
- FAFSA: 002785
- TAP: 0555
Parents and CSS Profiles
If your parents are separated, divorced, or unmarried and don’t live together, they will each need to fill out a CSS Profile application.
The early-decision deadline for your non-custodial parent is five days after the student deadline — in this case, November 20 for Early Decision I and January 20 for Early Decision II. A non-custodial parent is one who does not have custody of you.
New York University will waive the CSS Profile for a non-custodial parent under some circumstances, for example, if their information isn’t available. In this case, you should submit a CSS Profile Waiver Request for a Non-custodial Parent up to five days after the student deadline.