The Tisch School of the Arts offers a limited number of tuition scholarships. Tuition scholarships are funds applied toward the cost of tuition. There is no separate application for them, and all students are automatically considered after you apply for admission and indicate your interest in financial aid on the admission application.
Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, demonstrated ability, professional promise, and financial need. Evaluations are made by the Graduate Acting Program and by the NYU Office of Financial Aid.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Tisch Application for Graduate Admission contain all the information needed for scholarship determination. Please keep in mind that requesting financial aid will have no effect on the admission decision.
Federal Aid and the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Need-based federal financial assistance in the form of loans and student employment is available to qualified students through the federal government. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Graduate students may qualify for the Federal Subsidized Stafford Student Loan or the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loan programs. Students may also qualify for student employment through the Federal Work-Study Program.
To be considered for this federal and/or state aid, you MUST file the FAFSA. Tisch School of the Arts encourages all U.S. citizens and permanent residents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After submitting your Tisch application, we strongly encourage you to go online and complete your FAFSA on the Web at: FAFSA Online.
The FAFSA application is available beginning January 1 and should be submitted by February 15. Make sure that you give permission on the FAFSA form for your data to be forwarded to New York University: federal school code number 002785.
Special Financial Circumstances
Applicants can provide to the Office of Graduate Admissions any special financial circumstances they feel would be grounds to be considered for more or less aid. Please provide a separate statement of any details you consider would be useful to us in determining your eligibility for scholarship funding.
Special Note For International Applicants
Tuition scholarships for international students (F-1 and J-1 visas) are extremely limited in number. In general, international applicants are urged to seek aid from outside sources and the government of their home country.
More detailed information on financial aid for international students can be found at Tisch Financial Aid for International Students.