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.
Course Assistant ($1,500)
ssists a teacher in a course. Applicants must be available 4 ½ hours per week during the academic year.
Research Associate ($3,000)
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.
Teaching Associate ($3,000)
Must possess specific subject matter expertise and an interest in teaching. A teaching associate assists an instructor for one course per semester. Applicants must be available 9 hours per week during the academic year.
Technical Associate ($3,000)
Must demonstrate specific technical expertise in a production area and have an interest in teaching. A technical associate assists the department in producing media shows or may be assigned to provide in-class assistance to an instructor. Applicants must be available 9 hours per week during the academic year.
Graduate Fellowship ($7,500)
A Graduate Fellow works 12 hours per week during the academic year with a member of the Media Studies faculty or the administrative staff. Responsibilities vary. This award is available only to students who have completed at least 15 credits in the MA program.
To apply for an assistantship, obtain the application available from the Media Studies Student Affairs Office and return it to:
Media Studies Scholarship Committee
2 W. 13th Street, Room 1216
New York, NY 10011
Media Studies (MA)
Media Management (MS)
Documentary Media Studies (Certificate)
Media Management (Certificate)
Film Production (Certificate)
Office of Admission
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New York, NY email@example.com
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.862.5039
School of Media Studies
2 West 13th St., Room 1216 (Map)
New York, NY 10011