Financial Aid at NYU

The Student Aid Process

Apply for Financial Aid

All students should apply every year for financial assistance. NYU requires the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application (for all new freshmen and returning international students, to be considered for institutional [non-government] financial aid), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (for eligible new freshmen and continuing students, to be considered for federal financial aid), and, for residents of New York State, the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.

NYU Award Package

Once you are officially admitted to NYU, if you are eligible we will send to you an official notification that describes your total financial aid package and details the types and amounts of student aid offered to you for the school year.  Be sure to read our Financial Aid Guide, which describes the various forms of aid and reviews the components of your package.

Requests for Documentation: Tax Information and Income Verification

It is not necessary to submit copies of your tax returns or any other family financial records or supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid unless you are specifically requested to provide additional information.


From the NYU Office of Financial Aid:
  • Financial Aid Guide
    The Financial Aid Guide provides essential information to accompany the NYU financial aid package awarded for the academic year.  Published in April.
  • Financial Aid at NYU (pdf)
    Booklet accompanying the NYU acceptance notification sent by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to all newly admitted traditional undergraduate students.  Published in September.
From the U.S. Department of Education:

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you determine the financial aid options for which you may qualify at New York University.  Please be sure to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.  The calculator is a planning tool and is an estimate based on the information you provide.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-998-4444 or send an email to

Where to Go For Help

It's Online:

Speak with a Counselor:
Phone 212-998-4444

Office of the Bursar:
Phone 212-998-2806

Office of the University Registrar:
Phone 212-998-4800

Office of Residential Life and Housing Services:
Phone 212-998-4600

  • Explore the Residence Halls
  • Residence Hall payment and billing
  • Go to website

Wasserman Center for Career Development:
Phone 212-998-4730