A limited number of full-tuition fellowships and partial-tuition scholarships are available. Awards are made on the basis of financial need, artistic excellence and professional promise.
Fellowships and tuition scholarships are funds applied toward tuition only. Students receiving fellowships and scholarships in their first year are given the same amount in their second and third year of study, with the possibility of increased aid in the second and third year.
There is no separate application for NYU Grad Film scholarships. All students are automatically considered for academic merit-based and financial need-based scholarships after applying for admission and financial aid. (Applicants planning to file should so indicate on the admission application). Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
While financial aid is limited and cannot be guaranteed, most students who are in serious need of financial assistance receive some discount on tuition, and every effort is made to provide some amount of financial support to each student who has indicated need. Please note that the University does not provide stipends for living expenses.
You are encouraged to look for any outside source of aid as well.
Admissions decisions are not based upon your indication of financial need.