US. Citizens and Residents

If you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen and want to be considered for financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although you can file your FAFSA anytime between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, for the 2013-2014 school year, The New School has two priority deadlines:

  • March 1 for currently enrolled students and students admitted for the upcoming fall semester
  • November 1 for those returning or admitted for the following spring semester

You can still apply after these deadlines, but certain types of funding may no longer be available. Some applicants may be selected to verify the information they submitted on the FAFSA. In those cases, as well as any instances where conflicting information or discrepancies are identified, Student Financial Services will request additional documents or other information from the applicants. All information requests must be satisfactorily addressed within 45 days to ensure the timely disbursement of funds and avoid forfeiture or reduction of awards.

The FAFSA can be easily completed on the Web at The New School's federal school code is 002780.

To be eligible for federal financial assistance, students must meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards. The New School requires that students meet minimum standards.

Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Illegal Drugs

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for federal student aid (FSA) funds. A conviction counts only if it was for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid; it does not count if the offense did not take place during such a period. Also, any conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student's record does not count, nor does one received when the student was a juvenile, unless he or she was tried as an adult.

The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (Convictions for conspiring to sell drugs count as convictions for sale of drugs.)

Posession of Illegal Drugs Sale of Illegal Drugs
1st Offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 years from date of conviction
2nd Offense 2 years from date of conviction Indefinite period
3+ Offenses Indefinite period
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