How to Apply

Now that you’ve had an opportunity to review the options to help finance your School of Engineering education, it’s time to begin the financial aid application process. We are confident that the same persistence and talent that brought you to the School of Engineering will help you throughout the financial aid process.

Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who wish to be considered for financial aid when applying for admission to NYU School of Engineering should complete (1) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (a federal requirement for new freshmen and continuing students that wish to be considered for any federal financial aid), (2) the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (to be considered for institutional [non-government] financial aid, and (3) for New York State residents only, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant application.  Admission is need-blind for domestic applicants, and financial support will be tailored for each individual family based upon the results of the FAFSA, PROFILE and TAP applications.

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is required for new undergraduate domestic students applying for the 2014-2015 academic year who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (See below for a full description of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.)  It is not required for transfer applicants, returning undergraduate students or graduate students.

When filing for financial aid continuing students for Fall 2014 should use the NYU school codes as follows:

  • FAFSA Code is 002785 ( The 2014/15 FAFSA becomes available January 1, 2014)
  • Undergraduate TAP Code is 0555

Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any federal financial aid funds.  The FAFSA is a confidential financial statement detailing information about your family’s financial circumstances. When you have completed the form, you submit it directly to the U.S. Department of Education. Using a formula mandated by Congress, the U.S. Department of Education makes an evaluation of your family’s financial strength and estimates the amount your family can contribute annually toward your educational expenses. The Department of Education then sends your family’s financial information and its estimate of family contribution to each college you designate to receive the information. 

The FAFSA is available each year beginning January 1, and should be completed as soon as possible, but not later than February 15 (midnight EST) for new freshmen, and not later than April 1 (midnight EST) for continuing students.  Students who miss the FAFSA priority deadline are strongly encouraged to complete and submit their FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid, if eligible; friendly reminder that funds do become increasingly limited so apply early.

The deadline date to submit your 2014/15 FAFSA is April 1, 2014.

Although Federal Aid is reserved for students who are eligible to complete the FAFSA, there is limited financial aid available for International Students and they are encouraged to complete the CSS Profile as well.  CSS Profile Code is 2785.

For more information regarding the CSS PROFILE, please refer to the Financial Aid webpage at NYU.

If you have questions or need assistance at any stage, please contact Financial Aid.

All Students

All students must be enrolled in a matriculated degree granting program to qualify for federal aid. Graduate students enrolled in a certificate program are not eligible for federal loans.