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 SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies 2023–2024 applicants:

  • February 15, or after applying for admission

Step 2: Complete and Submit Financial Aid Applications

You may need to submit up to two financial aid applications depending on if you are a New York resident or not.

Please note that only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens are eligible for NYU scholarships in the SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies. However, federal loans are available to some students (see below). Private loans are available to all students, including international students, depending on credit approval. Payment plans can also be arranged through the Bursar.

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
FAFSA FAFSA TAP (NY residents only)
  • To save time and ensure accuracy, we recommend transferring your federal tax information to your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • You can submit the TAP application after submitting your FAFSA.

NYU School Codes

When filling out your applications you will need NYU’s School Codes:

  • FAFSA: 002785
  • TAP: 0555