Getting Started

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 deadline for Regular Decision 2024–2025 applicants:

  • February 20 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.

Federal Aid NY State Aid
U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Eligible Non-Citizens
TAP (NY residents only)
CSS Profile
CSS Profile N/A

TAP (NY residents only)

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. If you are applying as a Regular Decision applicant and file your CSS Profile early (which we recommend!), please make a note to go back and complete the FAFSA after January 1. Admitted students who submit both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by the deadline will have information about scholarship eligibility, as well as federal financial aid eligibility, included in their financial aid package.


  • 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 regular decision deadline for your non-custodial parent is the same as the student deadline — in this case, February 20. A non-custodial parent is one who does not have custody of you.

New York University will waive the CSS Profile for a noncustodial 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 Noncustodial Parent by the student deadline.