We are so happy to welcome you to the NYU family.
On this page, you'll learn how to view your financial aid package and respond to your offer of admission. You'll also learn how to complete other university business so you're all set by the first day of classes.
After you applied, you were given an NYU NetID (look for an email titled "Your NYU Application Acknowledgement" if you don't remember it). You'll need this information handy as you go through the links below.
Do This First:
View Your Financial Aid Offer
If you applied for financial aid by the NYU financial aid application deadline and received a financial aid package, you can view your offer on your admitted student portal by following these steps:
- Log into your admitted student portal.
- If you have a financial aid offer, the link to view your offer letter will be available under the header 'Status Update'. Please review the information carefully. Any scholarship or grant aid that you have been offered will already be accepted on your behalf and requires no further action.
- Eligible students will be able to accept or decline federal financial aid in NYU Albert.
- Select 'Applicant', then 'Financial Aid'
- Next, select 'Accept/Decline Aid'. You may accept or decline any Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, or Federal Work Study that you have been offered.
- Federal Direct Subsidized Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans require no credit check.
- Students offered Federal Work Study may be eligible for Federal Work Study jobs available through the Wasserman Center for Career Development. Students with Federal Work Study are not required to secure a Federal Work Study job, or any job, but may have more on campus employment options.
- In May 2021, Federal Direct Plus Loans will be able to be accepted or declined in NYU Albert. Plus Loans are contingent on parent credit approval. Parent borrowers who may be concerned about eligibility may do a preliminary credit check as early as December to determine whether they could be approved by logging into studentaid.gov and submitting a Plus application for the previous year (2020-2021). Parents who pursue this early eligibility check will then need to initiate an official credit check in May. The Office of Financial Aid will send out reminders accordingly via your student NYU email address.
If you don't see any links or messages or can't remember if you applied for financial aid, review the financial aid checklist on your admitted student portal which will indicate whether you successfully completed your financial aid application.
Information about Scholarships and Grants:
- If you received a scholarship or grant, we assume that you will want these awards and have accepted them on your behalf.
- NYU scholarships renew at the same amount each year as long as the renewal criteria is met.
Information about Federal Aid:
- If you have any questions about your financial aid award, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at +1 212-998-4444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students must file a FAFSA, be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more), maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be otherwise eligible to utilize federal aid.
- Students are not required to pursue federal loans, however, your financial aid offer includes your federal loan eligibility should you opt to pursue this type of funding. We encourage you to become knowledgeable about responsibilities associated with any federal loans you pursue. This includes interest rates, repayment expectations and information about other options that may assist you in financing your education, such as payment plans.
- If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen and have not been awarded federal financial aid, you will be reviewed for federal aid upon successful submission of the 2021-2022 FAFSA using NYU’s school code (002785). Use of the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool is preferred whenever possible.
If you have any questions about your financial aid award, we welcome you to contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at +1 212-998-4444 or by email at email@example.com.
*Award Estimates: NYU financial aid packages are awarded based on the assumption that the information provided on the financial aid application(s) is accurate. If your financial aid application is selected for federal verification, your federal financial aid will be reviewed and may be updated based on any changes to your application data.
Respond to Your Offer of Admission
Go to NYUAlbert and click on “View Application Status.” Click on "Admitted Student's Portal." Then click "Accept/Decline."
for replying online or by mail
- Early Decision I: By January 5
- Early Decision II: By March 1
- Regular Decision: By May 1
- Wait List Admits: Refer to the deadline on your admission letter
- Spring Admits: Refer to the deadline on your admission letter
- External Transfers: Refer to the deadline on your admission letter
Keep in mind
- If you accept our offer, you must withdraw any applications you have pending at other colleges or universities.
- If you have difficulty responding to your offer online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for technical assistance.
Transfer Students: Review Preliminary Statement on Transfer Credit
Go to the Applicant Portal to view tentative information about how many credits may transfer to NYU, should you choose to enroll.
Note that students admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science program at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing should not attempt to access NYUAlbert for their transfer credit report. Please visit the Instructions for Accelerated Nursing Students page for more information.
Then Do This:
First-Year Students: Apply for University Housing
If you plan to live on campus, you’ll be prompted to submit your required $1,000 housing reservation and online housing application once you accept your offer of admission and submit your tuition deposit (see “Respond to Your NYU Admission Offer” above).
Spring admits: Complete the Housing Application for the spring term beginnin on October 15. The application and payment deadline is November 15.
Fall admits: Complete the Housing Application for the Academic Year. The application and payment deadline is May 1.
International Students: Complete Your I-20 or DS-2019 Application
If you’re an international student, you must complete an I-20 or DS-2019 application as soon as you decide to attend NYU. Instructions are available here. You’ll need your NYU NetID and password to log on to the site.
Keep in mind when completing the application:
- Please complete your application at least three to four months before you plan to enter the U.S. in F1 or J1 status.
- Incomplete applications will take longer to process.
- For an overview of the application process, watch our YouTube video on “Getting a Visa to Study at NYU.”
- You DO NOT need to submit an application or transfer your SEVIS record to NYU if you’re a first-year student beginning at NYU in London, Madrid, or Florence.
Set Up Your NYU Email And Check It
Email is an important tool NYU uses to pass along critical information about the enrollment process. Soon after you confirm your enrollment, you’ll be assigned an NYU email address and given instructions on how to create your account. Once created, please check your email regularly. Contact NYU’s global IT Service Desk at AskIT@nyu.edu if you have trouble creating your account.
Submit your New York State mandated Immunization Records
New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 and New York University Policy require that all incoming undergraduate and transfer students taking 6 or more credits in a degree granting University provide:
- Proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella
- Proof of immunization against Meningococcal Meningitis A,C,W and Y on or after your 16th birthday.
Click on the links below for detailed information and instructions for submitting the required documentation.
Submit Your Final Transcripts
We understand that the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19 have created significant interruptions to many students' education, and prolonged school closures may result in a delay in final transcripts or examination results being available. We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming months, and will update admitted students to any change in policy.
Send your final transcripts to NYU by July 1 to meet our proof of graduation policy. If not, it is likely that you won’t be allowed to register for fall courses and you’ll be dropped from your pre-registered courses. An extension, though, will be granted to students outside the U.S. whose secondary schools operate on a different schedule.
Students attending non-U.S. institutions are required to have their final graduation documents authenticated by our partner, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Please review our Proof of Graduation Requirements for Students Attending Non-US. Institutions for instructions.