Tuition and Financial Aid

We know that for many students financial aid is an important consideration in deciding where to go to college. Financial aid packages at NYU are awarded when a student is offered admission, and they take into account both financial need and academic merit. All LS freshmen scholarships are included in financial award packages processed by the NYU Office of Financial Aid and do not have direct applications. Students are automatically deemed eligible for all LS freshmen scholarships upon submitting the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

In order to maximize opportunities for financial assistance, students must file FAFSA. We recommend that students apply electronically via the NYU financial aid website. A paper FAFSA form may be obtained from your high school or by calling 1-800-4-fed-aid or by visiting the FAFSA Web site.

Freshmen applicants should submit the FAFSA between January 1 and February 15. When filing the FAFSA, you must request that your information be sent to New York University by entering our FAFSA code, which is 002785.

In addition to submitting the FAFSA form, freshmen applying for Early Decision and desiring consideration for both merit- and need-based aid must submit the NYU Early Decision financial aid form included in the Application for Undergraduate Admission. The deadline for this form is November 1. Please note that NYU uses only the FAFSA form. If you have completed the College Scholarship Service application or any other financial aid application, please do not list NYU.

Note: Continuing students should go to the NYU financial aid website for application deadlines and instructions.

Financial Aid Resources:


National Student Loan Clearinghouse
NY State Higher Education Services Org.
US Department of Education