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 third year.
There is no separate application for NYU Grad Film scholarships. Students who indicate their desire to be considered for scholarship on their admission application will automatically be considered for academic merit-based and financial need-based scholarships. 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. Please note that the University does not provide stipends for living expenses.
Admissions decisions are not based upon your indication of financial need.
Students are encouraged to look for any outside source of aid as well.
Additional information on scholarships and grants can be found at NYU's Scholarships and Grants