Tuition and Scholarships
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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
|Housing and Dining (residential students)
|Program Fee (all summer students)
International students joining NYU Precollege in summer have additional charges for their student visas.
|Student Visa Charge
|NYU International Student Charge
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.
Are scholarships available if I am participating in NYU Precollege in the Fall or Spring terms?
No. Scholarship funding is only available to students attending the program in the summer.
What do I need in order to complete the scholarship application?
You will need your NYU N# and your parents/guardians will need to provide some of their previous year’s tax information from their tax returns. Please note that this will be self reported information. You will not need to supply a copy of this information.
How is my scholarship award determined?
Scholarship awards are determined by the NYU Office of Financial Aid. There are a limited number of available scholarships for Precollege students.
All awards are based on financial need. In calculating your scholarship award, the Office of Financial Aid will review the student’s application, which includes reported family income as well as the total number of credits that you intend to take while in the program. If you later add or drop a course and your total credits change, your scholarship amount may be adjusted up or down accordingly.
All scholarships are partial; there are no scholarships that cover the full cost of a student’s attendance.
The scholarship application asks what courses and credits I will take, but I haven’t registered for classes yet. What should I write on the application?
Each course is worth a set number of college credits (or units). Most courses are 3 or 4 credits each, and students may review the public course search to find courses of interest and see how many credits those courses are worth.
Students are not held to the courses and credits they list on their scholarship application, and it is fine for a student’s final registration to not exactly match what is listed on their application. However, a student’s final scholarship amount may be adjusted depending on their final course registration and credit total.
My financial situation has changed. Can my scholarship amount be reconsidered?
If a student’s current family income changes or differs greatly from what is reflected in the scholarship application, students may inform the NYU Office of Financial Aid of this change by contacting 212-998-4444 or email@example.com.
My award has changed from what I was initially awarded. What happened?
It is common for a student’s award amount to change, because their course registration has changed. Scholarship amounts are based on the number of course credits a student lists on their scholarship application. If a student’s final course registration totals more or less credits than originally calculated, the student’s award amount is adjusted up or down accordingly.
Students with questions about changes to their award amount may contact the NYU Office of Financial Aid at 212-998-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the scholarship application due?
The scholarship application must be submitted by April 1 in order to be considered for a scholarship award in summer.
When will I receive a scholarship decision after submitting my application?
All applications are reviewed after the April 1 deadline, and students will receive scholarship decisions via their NYU email by mid-April.
I missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?
Unfortunately, no. We are unable to accept scholarship applications after the deadline.
I still have questions about my award. Who should I contact?
Please reach out to the NYU Office of Financial Aid at 212-998-4444 or email@example.com if you have any questions about the scholarship application.