No one should decide
against applying to a Media Studies program for
financial reasons. A variety of financial assistance is available to
qualified students. It is not necessary to have an admission decision to
begin the financial aid process.The Office of Student Financial Services can answer questions about applying for financial aid, figuring the overall cost of attendance; and billing and payment options.
In some industries, students can obtain employer/sponsor reimbursement for the costs of a graduate program. They can defer payment of tuition and fees by presenting a signed,
official authorization on employer/sponsor letterhead at registration.
All graduate students in the School of Media Studies, including
certificate students, are automatically considered for applicable
university scholarships and awards based on academic merit as reflected in the accepted student's overall application.
Scholarships cover a percentage of tuition.
To be eligible for an assistantship, you must have completed at least one semester in your graduate program and register for at least six credits in both fall and spring semesters. Note: assistantship candidates who are eligible for federal work-study are permitted to work their Media Studies assistantship hours in addition to any federal work-study hours. All awards are for an academic year, not a semester. Students are invited to apply for more than one award.
Assists a teacher in a course. Applicants must be available 4 ½ hours per week during the academic year.
Assists a member of the faculty in an area of academic research. Research and writing skills are required. Applicants must be available 9 hours per week during the academic year.
Must demonstrate specific technical expertise in a production area and have an interest in teaching. A technical assistant helps the department in producing media shows or may be assigned to provide in-class assistance to an instructor. Applicants must be available nine hours per week during the academic year.
To apply for an assistantship, obtain the application available from the Media Studies Student Advising and Affairs Office and return it to:
Media Studies Student Advising
2 West 13th Street, room 1216
New York, NY 10011
72 5th Ave., 3rd Floor (Map)
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.862.5039
School of Media Studies
79 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor (Map)
New York, NY 10003