As we continue to endure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU Financial Education wants to make sure our students have financial resources available. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us for assistance.

Please take care of yourselves and one another.

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Information on Student Loans

Federal Student Loans Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Federal Student Aid website has up-to-date information regarding relief for federal student loan borrowers. This includes temporary suspension of loan payments and temporary 0% interest rates on loans owned by ED.

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Private Loan Borrowers

Students have to reach out to their respective lenders to determine what deferment and forbearance actions they have access to.

Outside Resources

Expanded SNAP Benefits for Students

The latest COVID-19 bill passed by Congress has expanded the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food program as part of the sweeping relief package. This allows college students to more easily access the program, temporarily removing work and eligibility requirements for students.

For more information and application, visit the SNAP website.

NYU iGrad

NYU has partnered with iGrad for financial education resources that may assist you during this time. The guidance in the articles and videos are specific to:

  • Your Personal Finances & Coronavirus
  • Your Education & Coronavirus
  • Your Career & Coronavirus
  • Your Future Plans & Coronavirus
  • Society, The Economy & Coronavirus
Visit the iGrad website to get started.

Government Help

Visit the U.S. Department of Treasury website for information on the expanded COVID-19 bill.

NY Unemployment Application and Information

Visit the state's unemployment resources page. You can also call 888-469-7365 for assistance.