The New School provides a generous program of scholarships and fellowships for degree students based on need, merit or a combination of the two. These funds, ranging from several hundred dollars to full-tuition, do not require repayment and are primarily scholarships applied towards your tuition costs. To be considered for institutional scholarships, undergraduate students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Undergraduate International Student Scholarship Application. Graduate students are not required to complete a scholarship application in order to be considered for scholarship funding.
Undergraduate students are awarded based upon the data contained in the application (FAFSA or Undergraduate International Scholarship Application) and admissions credentials. Graduate students are automatically considered for scholarship funds upon entry into the university. Scholarship recipients are notified of their award by either their program or a Student Financial Services award letter soon after being admitted.
Despite the availability of New School scholarship funding, our office highly recommends that all students pursue scholarship funding available from different agencies or organizations outside of the university. While it is a student’s responsibility to find scholarships offered outside of the university, our office offers tools to help in the search for scholarships.
You may check our New Scholarship Opportunities link listed above that is updated weekly with external scholarship information that may be relevant to you.
Keep in mind that the quest for external funding is time-consuming. The most important thing to remember about scholarship and fellowship searches is to start early, as application deadlines may be established several months to possibly a year in advance of their being awarded.