Financial Aid and Scholarships

Mannes and the New School Office of Financial Aid strive to ensure that all qualified students benefit from a broad array of financial aid programs including scholarships, grants, and loans.

Mannes Institutional Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

Approximately 75 percent of Mannes students receive merit-based Mannes College scholarships, which are determined at the time of the audition. The awards usually range from 25 percent to 50 percent of tuition.

A Scholarship Committee, consisting of faculty and administration, determines how to disburse these awards, which are given each year in recognition of outstanding talent, ability, and achievement. These scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of a student aptitude in the major field of study, although academic standing (particularly in the case of returning students) is taken into consideration.

All applicants to Mannes College are eligible for a Mannes merit scholarship simply by applying to Mannes. There is no supplemental merit scholarship application required.

University Office of Financial Aid

The services of the New School Office of Financial Aid are available to ensure that all qualified students attending Mannes benefit from the broad array of financial aid programs, including:


Federal and State Programs

All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who want to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA form makes students eligible for an array of grants and loans from the U.S. government.

The FAFSA form is available after January 1 of each year. The preferred deadline for submitting a FAFSA form is March 1.

Applicants and current students may submit a FAFSA form via the Internet by visiting

The New School/Mannes FAFSA Code is 002780.

To obtain and maintain federal and state loans and grants, students must submit a new FAFSA form annually.


To assist qualified students in meeting the costs of higher education, The New School/Mannes College The New School for Music administers all federal and state financial assistance programs including:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work-Study program
  • New York State Tuition Assistance (TAP) available for New York State residents only; the New School's TAP code is UG0535 GR5050.



The Financial Aid Office also administers the following loan programs:

  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP)
  • Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Parent Loan (PLUS)


To maintain eligibility for these programs, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress and carry the required number of credits per semester. We advise students to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the status of programs and to learn about their personal eligibility for the many forms of financial aid.

International Students

International students do not file the FAFSA. Mannes does not require filing the CSS Profile.

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