Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If you are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and you wish to be considered for need-based federal financial aid, you must complete the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). NYU’s school code is 002785. There is no deadline date to submit your application.
Once your FAFSA has been submitted and processed, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be emailed to you by the U.S. Department of Education. Review the data carefully, and update and re-sign your FAFSA if changes are required.
Payment of Tuition
As an enrolling first-semester graduate student, for either the fall or spring terms, you can expect to receive information through your official NYU email address regarding tuition expenses approximately six weeks before the start of the semester. Tuition due dates are set by the Office of the Bursar, and all inquiries regarding payment of tuition should be directed to that office. Please monitor your NYU email for further information, tuition liability policies, and deadline dates. Tuition payment options and payment plans are listed on the NYU Bursar website.
Payment plans allow you to extend your tuition payments over a period of time, rather than pay all at once. Learn more about payment plans.
Most federal need-based aid, available to graduate students, takes the form of unsubsidized loans.
If you still have a difference between the cost of attendance and the total aid you received after applying for all other types of aid you are eligible for, you can consider private loans.
You may be eligible for U.S. federal student aid even as an international student. Learn more about federal student aid eligibility.
Some private lenders provide loans for international students. Please note, NYU Tandon admission and financial aid staff are prohibited from serving as cosigners for international graduate student loan applications.
Scholarships and Fellowships
A scholarship committee automatically reviews all applicants to full-time Master’s programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Awarding scholarships to admitted students is based on multiple factors, including academic performance (grades, exam scores, etc.). Scholarships are exclusively awarded for use for the fall and spring semesters only, unless otherwise specified. All graduate scholarships carry requirements for maintaining eligibility based on the recipient's academic performance at the Tandon School of Engineering. An award notification communication is sent to those applicants who are offered a scholarship, and it outlines the maintenance eligibility requirements for each student. Please refer to your scholarship award notification for questions regarding your individual scholarship maintenance requirements. All merit scholarships are academically based; should a student fail to meet the academic requirements in their award letter, any associated scholarship will be canceled without opportunity for reinstatement.
Scholarship awards will be prorated for ALL students registered for fewer than 9 credits in their graduating/final academic term of their program.
External Scholarships and Fellowships
Listed below are just a few funding opportunities available to Tandon graduate students. Visit the NYU Tandon Fellowship website for more funding opportunities. Additional graduate funding opportunities and resources are listed on the Student Research page.National GEM Consortium
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is proud to participate in the National GEM Consortium awarding fellowships to underrepresented minority students seeking to study at the Masters or Doctorate level.
Learn more about how to apply to the GEM Fellowship program.
ASPIRE Scholarship for Service
The ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education) scholarship assists in educating and training the next generation of cybersecurity experts. ASPIRE is funded by the Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS), a partnership between the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. Scholarships are awarded annually to students who are committed to studying, training, and working in areas related to cybersecurity. The scholarship provides 100% NYU tuition for 2 years plus a generous stipend in exchange for 2 years of service in a US government agency working in cybersecurity after graduation. Visit the NYU ASPIRE website for eligibility, deadlines, and application instructions.
Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program
The purpose of the program is to support the recruitment of new cyber talent within the DoD cyber workforce. The scholarship, funded by the DoD, is administered by the NYU Center for Cybersecurity at Tandon School of Engineering.
Scholarships may be awarded annually to NYU graduate students who are committed to studying cybersecurity, either as a major or in fulfillment of elective requirements, as well as committed to training and working in cybersecurity post-graduation with a DoD agency.
The scholarship provides 100% NYU tuition for 2 years plus a generous stipend in exchange for 2 years of service in a DoD agency working in cybersecurity after graduation.
Visit the NYU DoDCySp website to learn more and apply.
Graduate Assistantships and Employment
Federal Work-Study and Student Employment
Most financial aid award packages include "recommended academic year earnings." This means you are eligible to participate in the federal work-study program and may earn up to the amount recommended in your award letter. Federal work-study jobs, generally averaging from 15 to 20 hours per week, are secured through NYU's Wasserman Center for Career Development. Positions in various on-campus departments and organizations are readily available, though not guaranteed. Academic year earnings are paid out on a bi-weekly basis and are normally used for books, transportation, and personal expenses.
On-campus positions are available for students without work-study aid as well. These positions involve administrative, planning, and advisory duties, as well as teaching and research assistantships.
For information on career resources and student employment, visit:
NYU is pleased to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program is designed to help students finance, through scholarship assistance, up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and student charges associated with education programs that may exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.
Learn more about Veteran Benefits.
Students receiving Yellow Ribbon benefits who have also been awarded NYU scholarships may receive combined veterans benefits, Yellow Ribbon benefits, and NYU scholarships (as eligible) up to, but not exceeding their tuition.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
NYU Tandon School of Engineering Graduate Students ONLY
- I am applying as a part-time student; am I eligible for a merit scholarship?
Only full-time admitted students are reviewed for merit scholarships.
- My award letter details a fall and spring scholarship; are there summer scholarship opportunities?
Graduate scholarships are applicable only for the fall and spring terms, barring exceptions for students from the Dean’s Office.
- I am thinking of enrolling for some summer courses and would like to take out some Federal Stafford loans. How many credits do I need to enroll in order to be eligible?
As long as you enroll in 4.5 credits as a graduate student, you are considered a part-time student and eligible for a federal loan.
- Will my grade point average (GPA) progress for my scholarship be reviewed by academic year or by term?
At the end of your first term, your GPA is your CGPA, and yes, it will be reviewed every term. You must ensure you meet the CGPA requirements listed on your award letter every term, as well as any additional requirements related to your admission.
- If I lose my scholarship because I did not meet the academic requirements listed on my award letter, can I have my scholarship reinstated once I bring up my GPA?
Graduate scholarships will not be reinstated for students at NYU Tandon School of Engineering who fail to meet the academic requirements outlined in their award letter.
- I would like to begin an internship in the spring term and will not be enrolled in a full-time course load. Can I still receive my scholarship?
All scholarship recipients receive an award letter that details the minimum number of credits for which a student must register in order to maintain their scholarship. Failure to register for the required number of credits each term will result in a loss of scholarship without opportunity for reinstatement (***barring some exceptions, see Pro-Rating Policy).
- I am graduating this term; can I still receive my scholarship?
Yes, if at the time of your final (graduating) term you are enrolled, you will receive a prorated portion of your scholarship. No additional aid beyond the prorated final term will be remitted.
- I have not been admitted into a program yet, but I would like to take some classes as a visiting student. Am I eligible for a merit scholarship?
Only admitted, degree-seeking, full-time Master’s students will be reviewed for merit scholarships.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering reserves the right to alter financial aid policies at any time, and will always work to ensure clarity and transparency in financial aid communications. No information provided on this page constitutes a guarantee or contract with any student.