Tuition and Costs

If you are registered for classes, you are responsible for all costs associated with your courses and program participation. Please be aware that if you have decided not to participate in the Precollege program, you must officially withdraw and notify the Office of University Programs in writing at prior to the start of the program so that you are no longer responsible for the costs. Students are not charged tuition until after they register for class.

In general, the tuition for NYU Precollege can be calculated by multiplying the cost per credit by the number of credits you would like to take. Below you will find a chart that provides some sample breakdowns of tuition charges.

Precollege Tuition Breakdown

Credits/Units Tuition Charges Total
-- $700 $700
1 $1,844 $0 $1,844
2 $3,688 $0 $3,688
$5,532 $0 $5,532
4 $7,376 $0 $7,376
$9,220 $0 $9,220
6 $11,064 $0 $11,064
7 $12,908 $0 $12,908
$14,752 $0 $14,752

Totals do not include course-specific charges, such as lab or equipment costs, if applicable. Students are able to take anywhere between 0 to 8 credits (1-3 classes) and should refer to the Precollege course search to determine the number of credits awarded for each course.  

The College Writing Workshop course in summer is the only non-credit Precollege course available to students. The cost of the course is $700.00.  Please note that financial aid is not offered for non-credit classes.

Registration Requirements 

When calculating anticipated tuition costs for NYU Precollege, it is also important for students to keep in mind the registration requirements of the program:

  • All students must register in at least one course to participate in the program.
  • The maximum number of credits/units a student can register for is 4 in the fall or spring semesters and 8 in the summer. 
  • Students living on campus in summer must register in at least two courses total, typically totaling 4-8 credits/units.
  • Summer international students with a NYU student visa must be registered in 6-8 credits/units total to meet the requirements of their visa. 

Summer Charges

In addition to course tuition, students participating in the summer have charges for events and activities and, for residential students, housing and dining.

Summer 2023 Charges                                     Cost                                                  
Housing and Dining (residential students) $3,900
Program Fee (all summer students) $300

International students joining NYU Precollege in summer have additional charges for their student visas.

Student Visa Charge Cost                             
NYU International Student Charge $90                                                   
1-20 Processing Charge
DS-160 Processing Charge (U.S. government)
SEVIS Charge (U.S. government)
Student Health Insurance Charge


A limited number of scholarships are available in the summer for Precollege to academically qualified students who demonstrate a high level of financial need. Please note that scholarships will not cover the full cost of the program for any recipients.

The summer scholarship application deadline is April 1. Students who are interested in financial aid should submit their Precollege application by March 15 to ensure they can submit the scholarship application by the deadline.

Students interested in applying for an NYU Precollege scholarship should complete the following steps:  

  • When filling out the Precollege admission application, select "Yes" in response to the question "Are you interested in applying for a scholarship?".
  • Within 48 hours of submitting the online application, students will receive an email with instructions for submitting the scholarship application.
  • Students will be directed to activate their NYU credentials (which will be included in the email) in order to access the scholarship application.
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application. There are no supplemental materials that need to be submitted, as students will self-report family household financial information directly from the 1040 tax form.  

Scholarship information will be reviewed by the NYU Office of Financial Aid and decisions will be emailed directly to student's NYU email accounts beginning in early April. Students will not receive decisions about scholarships until after they receive their admissions decision.

Scholarship FAQ