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Financial Aid and Scholarships

As a special service to students in the Tisch School of the Arts, the Office of Student Affairs acts as a liaison to the central Office of Financial Aid at New York University. Students who are experiencing financial difficulty or who have questions about financing their education should consult with Student Affairs. The office offers special workshops on financial aid at select times during the year, and is a clearinghouse for information about various forms of assistance, including scholarship assistance from Tisch.

While the primary responsibility for financing one's education falls upon the individual and family resources, this responsibility is also shared by New York University and, to a lesser extent, by local, state and federal governments.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and may reflect academic merit as well as demonstrated financial need. For more information on available scholarships and how to apply for them, you may want to look at our Tisch Scholarship Guide. No student or prospective student who feels he or she may need financial aid should be reluctant to apply for assistance. Financial aid applicants are automatically considered for all NYU assistance for which they qualify if they file their financial aid applications on time. For more information on applications and deadlines, please visit the NYU Office of Financial Aid.

Other forms of aid, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), and the Federal Stafford Loan Program, are available to students who demonstrate financial need based upon economic criteria and program requirements established by the federal government. For more information, please contact the U.S. Department of Education (800-433-3243).

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid electronically - the fastest and most accurate method filing the financial aid applications. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required of all students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. All incoming freshmen, both domestic and international, must also complete the College Scholarship Service Financial Aid Profile (CSS) and in some cases the Noncustodial Parent Profile. This form can be submitted in the fall as early as October 1st but, not later than February 15th. The deadline for the CSS will depend on which round of admission to which you apply. For more information about these applications and deadlines, please go to the NYU Financial Aid Office website, under Applications and Forms.

It should be noted that the University offers limited financial aid to international students. Visit the NYU Office of Financial Aid for more information.