Apply for Aid

The New School funds institutional scholarships, fellowships, grants, and stipends as part of its comprehensive financial aid program.

For all graduate students and for undergraduate students in The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College, New School financial aid is based on merit, and awards are made as part of the admission process. (Please note that merit decisions are final and cannot be appealed.) Students entering these programs are not required to file a financial aid application in order to be considered for institutional funds. However, graduate students and Jazz or Mannes undergraduates seeking financial assistance from federal and state sources should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov; the New School code is 002780.

Undergraduate students at Eugene Lang College, Parsons, and The New School for Public Engagement who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens must file the FAFSA in order to be considered for need-based New School awards and for federal and state assistance programs. Admitted applicants who have filed complete and accurate financial aid applications can expect to receive an award notice within two weeks after they receive an offer of admission.

All incoming international students (not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) in the Parsons AAS program and New School for Public Engagement undergraduate programs must file the Undergraduate International Scholarship Application in order to be considered for institutional merit- or need-based financial aid. Note that this application is used only by these two programs.

Continuing students receiving or seeking need-based institutional awards and/or state or federally supported financial aid must refile the FAFSA before every school year before the published deadlines for renewal of their New School awards or limited types of federal or state funding.

Continuing students receiving merit-based financial aid are not required to reapply for scholarship renewal every year. International undergraduates receiving New School funds are not required to file for renewal annually.

Continuing student financial aid award processing begins in April and extends through the summer months. Students should check the status of their financial aid and their student accounts online at my.newschool.edu on a regular basis.

Continuing Education Programs

Mannes Extension Division Diploma students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for government financial aid, student loans, and veterans' benefits. Prospective and continuing students must file the FAFSA to establish their eligibility for need-based aid. File the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov; the New School code is 002780. Institutional scholarships are not available to students in the Extension Division.

Certificate students matriculated in the graduate-level programs listed below may be eligible for government financial aid, student loans, and veterans' benefits and should file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov (the New School code is 002780).

  • Certificate in Documentary Media Studies
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Leadership and Change
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Sustainability Strategies
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational Development

Use the chart below to determine which types of aid you may be eligible for and the required application process if you are eligible.

Program Undergraduate Including AAS
U.S. Citizens/
Eligible Noncitizens
Undergraduate Including AAS
International Students
Graduate
U.S. Citizens/
Eligible Noncitizens
Graduate
International Students
Need-based institutional scholarships FAFSA International Student Scholarship Application (NSPE and Parsons AAS only; others are not eligible ) Not eligible Not eligible
Merit-based institutional scholarships No application necessary International Student Scholarship Application (NSPE and Parsons AAS only; for others, no application is necessary) No application necessary No application necessary
Federal grants (Pell, SEOG) FAFSA Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
Federal student loans FAFSA Not eligible FAFSA Not eligible
Federal Parent PLUS Loans (for parents of dependent undergraduates) FAFSA Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
Federal Graduate PLUS Loans Not eligible Not eligible FAFSA Not eligible
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) FAFSA and TAP application Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) FAFSA and APTS application Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) FAFSA, TAP, and HEOP applications Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
External educational loans and scholarships Varies by program Varies by program Varies by program Varies by program

*Beginning in the 2011–2012 academic year, the International Scholarship Application is being used only for New School for Public Engagement undergraduate students and Parsons AAS students.

 
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