Public Engagement

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • A variety of forms of financial assistance, including merit-based tuition scholarships, are available from the university to help students — including online and international students — offset the cost of tuition and fees

    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, calculating the overall cost of attendance, and billing and payment options.

    New School Tuition Scholarships

    In 2018, a majority of admitted MA TESOL students were awarded scholarships; half of these students received top tuition awards. All students in the Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program who indicate on the application their interest in these awards will be considered for a competitive tuition scholarship. Awards are based on the strength of the application (Statement of Purpose; letters of recommendation; portfolio, if applicable; and prior academic performance) and the contributions the admission committee believes the applicant can make to the MA TESOL community. No additional application components are required for most university scholarships. Scholarships cover up to 75 percent of tuition. 

    Additional Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships

    Organization of American States

    The Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with The New School, offers financial support for the MA TESOL program to qualified candidates from the Americas. Students who enter through the OAS program and receive an OAS scholarship or a Rowe Fund loan will also receive a 25 or 50 percent tuition discount from the university. Interested applicants should apply through the OAS webpage. If accepted by the OAS, applicants are automatically admitted to the MA TESOL program.

    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 mission of social responsibility, our master's degree programs, and the unique environment at The New School have made the university attractive to Paul D. Coverdell Fellows.

    The Peace Corps Description of Service must be accompanied by your application in order for you to be eligible for these competitive scholarships. This competitive award will cover 25 to 50 percent of tuition for the MA TESOL program, as well as mandatory fees (university services and student senate fees).* The application fee is waived. There is no limit to the number of Coverdell Fellowship recipients admitted to our programs for a given semester. 

    Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program

    The university offers competitive scholarships of up to 50 percent of tuition costs to qualified permanent New York City government employees who are entering part-time students in the school's master's degree programs. The Mayor's Graduate Scholarship is awarded for the duration of a student's registration in the program as long as the student takes at least six credits each semester and makes satisfactory academic progress. Applications are available from Mayor's Scholarship Program, Office of the Mayor, City Hall, New York, NY 10007. You must submit a letter of intent with your application in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

    Fulbright Program

    The Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and more than 140 countries. It is administered through the Institute for International Education (IIE). The fellowship is evaluated and awarded on a case-by-case basis; decisions are also informed by IIE's evaluation. For more information on how to apply, visit the Fulbright website.

    Third-Party Funding

    Students expecting reimbursement from their employer or a sponsoring organization can defer payment of tuition and fees upon presentation of a signed official authorization from their employer or sponsor on company letterhead and a deferment form available on the Student Financial Services website.

    Military and Veteran Benefits

    A designated Military Friendly® ​School for 2018-2019, The New School has a long history of welcoming veterans to its various courses and degree programs, recognizing in their unique life experience an exceptional potential only those who have served can claim. Contact Student Veteran Services for help with accessing your VA benefits.

    Graduate Student Teaching Program

    The New School provides graduate students with employment opportunities as Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants. Teaching Fellows are the instructors of record for their courses and bear full responsibility for the classes they teach. Teaching Assistants work under the direction of a course instructor to help with a range of instructional responsibilities. View the Graduate Student Teaching Program page for information on how to apply. 

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