Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships | Media Studies

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships

  • School of Media Studies Financial Aid

    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.

    Scholarships and Fellowships

    New School Scholarships (offered on admission based on merit)

    All graduate students in the School of Media Studies, including certificate students, who indicate on the application their interest in these awards will be considered for the scholarship on the basis of academic merit as reflected in the accepted student's overall application. Scholarships cover a percentage of tuition from 10 up to 50 percent.

    Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship Program

    The New School is one of the few universities eligible to enroll students who have been selected to receive graduate fellowships through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Our similar mission of social responsibility, our Master's degree programs, and the unique environment at The New School have been a strong attraction for Paul D. Coverdell Fellows.

    The Peace Corps Description of Service must be accompanied with your application in order to be eligible for these competitive scholarships. This competitive award can cover up to 80% of tuition, depending upon the program.

    Assistantships (available to continuing students)

    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 ($750)

    Assists a teacher in a course. Applicants must be available 4.5 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.

    Technical Assistant ($1,500)

    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, please fill out this application form.