Graduate student


Thinking of earning a graduate degree?

Let us help you do it affordably.

Earning a master's degree can help you to qualify for jobs that specifically require an advanced level credential. Doing so can also help you to advance in your current career and increase your salary. At NYU SPS, we know that committing to earning a graduate degree requires careful financial planning. Our goal is to help you make well informed decisions by ensuring that you are aware of all of your options and putting together a plan that works best for you.

Explore your options

Scholarships and Grants

Grants and scholarships are kinds of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back. While scholarships can be merit or need-based, most grants are based on your specific financial circumstances. Below are scholarships and grants offered through NYU SPS. Substantial academic departmental awards also are available >

Graduate student

"The funds I received through the Dean's Scholar's program really made a difference in the way I was able to finance my education."

NYU School of Professional Studies Grant

Dean's Scholars Program

Academic Department Scholarships

External Scholarships

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship

AmeriCorps Matching Scholarship

NYC Mayor's Graduate Scholarship

Loans and Payment Plans

Federal and private loans are available to help you pay for your graduate education. Federal loans require you filing a FAFSA. Payment plans offered through the NYU Bursar also available. Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement, so if you are working, be sure to check with your HR department.

Graduate student

"My employer offered tuition reimbursement benefits that helped me pay for a portion of my graduate degree. I financed the rest through private loans."

Federal Loans

Private Loans

Payment Plans


International graduate student

More than 50% of students attending NYU SPS are international. While US federal aid is not available to international students who seek to earn a graduate degree, other options are available including:


Graduate student, military

Active duty members of the military and their family members qualify for a range of military benefits and additional financial aid and scholarships. If you are in the military now, your unit may pay for your tuition if you attend college in your off-duty time. Tuition assistance for military spouses and other family members also is available.

Once you have an understanding of your benefits, we can help you to plan the financial path best for you.

Military veterans and their family members qualify for a range of military benefits and additional financial aid and scholarships. NYUSPS is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which provides scholarship assistance from the University and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. NYUSPS currently provides a $12,500 Yellow Ribbon award which is matched by the VA for an annual award maximum of $25,000.

Yellow ribbon

To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement, you must apply to the VA. The VA will determine your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and issue you a Certificate of Eligibility. You may then contact the VA Certifications Team at We appreciate your service!


Not sure where to begin, want more information, have questions
related to the best approach to financial aid for you?

Review our comprehensive Financial Aid Guidelines and reach out to our team with any questions.

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