Determine which applications pertain to you and file by the applicable deadlines. Do not wait until your taxes are complete to file for financial aid. Beginning October 1, 2016, both the FAFSA and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE will be 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 Data Retrieval Tool whenever possible. The Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to import their tax information into the FAFSA directly from the IRS.
NYU does not participate in IDOC and you should not send copies of taxes or W2 statements unless we specifically request them. 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.
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. The deadlines vary depending on which round of admissions you apply to.
New freshman applicants who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or eligible non-citizens can be considered for both scholarship and federal financial aid with successful on time submission of the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE, the Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable), and the FAFSA. New Transfer, Second Bachelor, and Paul McGhee Division applicants can be considered for both scholarship and federal financial aid with successful on time submission of the FAFSA.
While students may file a FAFSA at any time to be considered for federal aid, the FAFSA and all other required applications must be submitted by our deadlines for scholarship consideration.
New freshman applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents will be considered for scholarship only with successful on time submission of the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE and the Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable). Scholarship is limited for international applicants. To be reviewed for scholarship, all required applications must be submitted on time.
At this time, we are unable to offer scholarship to international transfer students or students pursuing their second bachelor’s degrees.
Private educational loans are also possible to help you fund your NYU education. There is more information about private loans on our website. Most lenders will require a U.S. cosigner.