Financial Aid

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Tuition Costs

Please refer to the NYU Bursar's website for important links and updated tuition costs.

Departmental Scholarships and Student Loans

ITP provides partial-tuition scholarships on the basis of financial need, artistic/educational excellence and professional promise. Scholarships are funds applied toward tuition only. While scholarship aid is limited and cannot be guaranteed, most students who are in serious need of financial assistance receive some scholarship toward 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 project materials nor living expenses.

There is no separate application for ITP scholarships but instead a check box on the main admissions 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).  Scholarships are generally renewable for both years while at ITP. Admissions decisions are not based upon your indication of financial need.

You are encouraged to look for outside sources of aid as well.  In addition to scholarships, most students will also take out loans to cover tuition, and living expenses.  We encourage students to take on as little debt as possible.  Understand what your future payments are likely to be and make sure that is something you can live with. Try to work with lenders like the US government that will have the best terms and give you the best treatment.  You should live cheaply while you are a student.  You should consider going part-time in your last semester at ITP to save on tuition expenses. 

Work-Based Aid

You should consider finding a part time, preferably a predictable job that is not very demanding (no more than 20 hours a week). ITP has equipment room and floor staff jobs available to current students.

Both Federal workstudy and non-workstudy campus jobs can be found at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

Students can also find an applicable work/learning position off campus (hopefully one that pays) and register for internship credit towards the completion of the graduate degree.

International Students

ITP values the diversity that international students bring to the program and will consider international students for Tisch-based scholarships in the same way they do for U.S. applicants if you are selected for admission.

Please note that Non-U.S. citizens do not qualify for Federal grants and loans, and thereby cannot file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the U.S. Government. 

First year international students can secure private educational loans from U.S. institutions if they have a cosigner who is a U.S. citizen.  

If financial aid is an important aspect of your application, don’t overlook funding opportunities from your home country, and from foundations that are internationally based, along with all possible personal, family and local resources.

Here is the link to Tisch Student Affairs Financial Aid.