Tuition and Fees

If you are registered for classes, you are responsible for all costs (tuition and fees) associated with your courses. Please be aware that if you have decided not to participate in the Precollege program, you must drop your classes via NYU Albert 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.

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. All students are charged a $250 Precollege Program Fee that covers the costs of events and activities hosted as part of the program. Below you will find a chart that provides some sample breakdowns of tuition and fees.

Sample NYU Precollege Tuition and Fees Breakdown

  Tuition & Fees Precollege Program Fee Total Due
3 Credits/Units $5,117 $250 $5,367
4 Credits/Units $6,680 $250 $6,930
8 Credits/Units $12,932 $250 $13,182
Non-Credit College Writing Workshop* $450   $450

*Students must be enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course to take the College Writing Workshop. Please note the non-credit writing course is not factored into scholarship awards. For more information on the College Writing Workshop, please visit the Program Information page.

Students are able to take anywhere between 3 to 8 credits and should refer to the NYU Bursar website for a more accurate breakdown of tuition & fees per credit.

Living on Campus

Students who participate in NYU Precollege have the option of living on-campus for an additional cost. Student who choose to live in housing must enroll in two (2) courses, one of which may be the Non-Credit Writing Workshop.

A breakdown of housing and meal plan fees can be found below. Students applying for housing and living on campus will be automatically enrolled in the 10-meal per week meal plan, giving them at least 10 meals for weekly use and a set number of dining dollars each week, but have the option of later adjusting their meal plan.

More information about residential life can be foud on our Living on Campus page.

Housing and Meal Fees Costs
Housing in shared room $1,674
Meal plan: 10 meals + $30 Dining Dollars per week $1,020
Total $2,694


A limited number of scholarships are available 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.

Students who are interested in financial aid should submit their Precollege application by March 25 to ensure they can submit the scholarship application by the scholarship deadline, which is April 1st.

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

  • When filling out the online Precollege 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.  

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 late March. Students will not receive decisions about scholarships until AFTER they receive their admissions decision.

Please note: On the scholarship application, students are asked to list the total number of course credits they plan to take during the program. If you receive a scholarship, the funds you receive are based on your anticipated tuition cost. Therefore, you should register in the number of credits you indicated in your scholarship application. If you later add or drop a course and your total credits change, your scholarship amount may be adjusted up or down accordingly. For questions about matching your scholarship amount to your credit total, please contact NYU Financial Aid at or 212-998-4444.