For many, whether you are applying as a new freshman or are continuing your education as a transfer applicant, maximizing your financial aid eligibility is a major concern. College is a significant investment of both time and money, and it’s crucial that you understand your responsibility in the financial aid application process.

Your admissions application and citizenship status will determine which applications are required and which deadlines you must meet. All required applications must be submitted on time to be considered for a majority of institutional scholarships. Most scholarships at NYU are based on a combination of need and merit.

Before you select your admission type below to learn more about the required applications and deadlines, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Do not wait until your taxes are complete to file for financial aid. Both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile are based on “Prior Prior Year” tax data, increasing accuracy of awarding and allowing students and families to utilize taxes that they have already filed from two years prior.
  • We strongly encourage the use of the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool whenever possible. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to import their tax information into the FAFSA directly from the IRS.
  • We ask that you do not submit copies of your taxes or W-2 statements to NYU unless we specifically request them. NYU does not participate in IDOC.
  • In order to help us match your financial aid applications to your NYU application, be sure that your name and social security number (if applicable) are correct.
  • Don’t forget to include the NYU school code so that we will have access to download your applications!

Please select your admissions type below.