Paying for Your Education


At NYU, we don’t want money to stand in the way of your success. That’s why many of our students receive some form of financial assistance to help pay for their education.

As a student at New York University, you will likely tap into one or more types of financial aid that include:


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Average Scholarship Amount Awarded to First-Years

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First-Years Who Received Pell Grants

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$2.7 million

Total awarded to 3,000+ students in research scholarships

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Average Starting Salary for NYU Graduates with a BS or BA

How Aid is Awarded

No matter your financial situation, you should apply for financial aid. While most of the financial aid awarded by NYU is need-based, most NYU scholarships are awarded based on a combination of financial need and academic strength.

All students are automatically considered for merit-only scholarship with the submission of their admissions application.

Applying for Aid

When you apply to attend NYU, you should also fill out the FAFSA and CSS Profile by their deadlines to be considered for available financial aid.

Cost of Attendance

College costs money. But, when thinking in terms of investing, one of the best places for a solid return on your money is education. On average, recent NYU graduates with a BS or a BA make about $64,895 per year. That, according to, puts NYU in the top 9% percent of universities that give you the best return on your educational investment.

While tuition and room and board will make up a big portion of your expenses at NYU, you will also have to budget for things like books, supplies and transportation.

Find out more about the cost of attendance at our international campuses in:

Other Helpful Links

If you’re an incoming graduate student or are looking for more information about financial aid at NYU, we’ve put together a few helpful links for you.

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