Your Financial Aid Offer

When you are officially admitted to New York University, we will send information about your financial aid package to you through your Admitted Student Portal. It will describe the types and amounts of aid offered to you for the school year and is based on the anticipation that you will be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) during the fall and spring terms. 

If you applied for financial aid by the NYU financial aid application deadline, your financial aid package could include NYU scholarship. If you are admitted to our New York or Shanghai campus and filed a FAFSA, it may also include federal grants, loans, and work-study.

NOTE: If you were admitted through Early Decision for the 2024-2025 academic year and are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, you may have estimated federal financial aid based on information from your CSS Profile application. The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available to submit after December 31, 2023. It is recommended that you submit the FAFSA by January 15, 2024 so that your federal eligibility can be confirmed.

Generally, the amount of NYU scholarship aid you receive in your first year is the amount you will receive in following years, as long as you remain eligible for aid. Each year, tuition increases slightly and your NYU scholarship will be adjusted proportionally.

Maintaining satisfactory academic progress is part of staying eligible for U.S. federal aid, and in some cases, NYU scholarships.

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Cost of Attendance

While the amount you’ll pay for your education will vary on a year-to-year basis, due to factors like official tuition and fees, you can get a sense of what to expect with our cost of attendance estimates.

Learn more about the cost of attendance.

Next Steps To Accept Your Aid

If you received an NYU scholarship or grant, we assume that you will want these awards and have accepted them on your behalf.  No action is required for NYU scholarship!  

If you are confirmed to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant with the successful submission of a 2024-25 FAFSA, it will also be accepted on your behalf once your estimated eligibility has been confirmed, as noted below.

Once you have reviewed your financial aid package in your Admitted Student Portal, you will be able to take action to accept any financial aid that you would like to utilize.

*NOTE: If you were admitted through Early Decision for the 2024-2025 academic year, you will have estimated federal financial aid based on information from your CSS Profile application.  Federal financial aid may include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Student Loan, and/or Federal Work Study.  Since your federal aid eligibility is simply an estimate, you will not be able to take action to accept optional financial aid until your eligibility is able to be confirmed with a successfully submitted FAFSA.  The FAFSA will be available to submit as of December 31, 2023 and we recommend that you submit it by January 15, 2024.  Our expectation is that your FAFSA data will be available to NYU by late February, at which time we will update your financial aid offer letter to reflect your confirmed federal eligibility.  Your eligibility for NYU scholarship will not be adjusted based on the FAFSA.

Additional Requirements for Securing Optional U.S. Federal Financial Aid (New York and Shanghai)

Paying Your Bill

You can learn more about how billing and payment works and payment plan options through the Bursar’s Office.

We will apply all NYU scholarships and grants directly to your bill.  If you have accepted a federal loan and have completed all the required steps, your loan(s) will be released to NYU to be applied to your bill.  In order to avoid a delay in your financial aid being credited to your bill, please be sure to review your To Do List and Holds regularly on NYUAlbert.

Deferring Admission

If you need to defer enrollment at New York University, you may still be eligible to receive your financial aid package.

Learn more about financial aid and deferred admission.

Renewing Your Aid Each Year

As a returning undergraduate, the CSS Profile is not required to renew scholarship aid for current students.  You will continue to receive any NYU scholarships awarded to you during your first year as long as you are enrolled full-time (12 credits or more).  If you are enrolled less than full-time, but taking between 6-11 credits, your scholarship will be prorated.

If you are eligible for U.S. federal financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA (NYU’s school code is 002785) each year to be reviewed for your current federal financial aid eligibility. We recommend all returning undergraduates file the FAFSA by May 1 for aid to be applied to the following academic year, though the FAFSA is available as early as October 1. Federal financial aid requires a minimum of half-time enrollment (6 credits or more).

Learn about renewing your aid:

Changes in Circumstances

If you have had a major change of circumstances since you completed your financial aid applications (i.e. parent job loss, death of a parent, etc), please speak with a financial aid counselor to discuss your situation.

Other Resources

  • Information on outside scholarships
  • NYU's Every Day Financial Education Resource, iGrad provides many comprehensive planning tools, financial guidance and planning strategies for prospective students and their families as they consider their college selection, and beyond