Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

Students apply for all need-based financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. All need-based financial aid is awarded through the Office of Student Financial Services.

A financial aid package based on need can consist of grants, scholarship funds, and federal loans or any combination thereof.

The formula to determine your financial need is cost of attendance (including tuition, room and board, fees, personal expenses and books) minus your expected family contribution (EFC), which is determined by the Federal Government.

Need-Based Scholarships

The Dental Hygiene Program offers a number of need-based scholarships; however, individual scholarship applications are not required. The amount of the award depends entirely on demonstrated financial need as displayed through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and is subject to available funds. Renewal of these funds is contingent on the student maintaining financial need as well as maintaining satisfactory academic progress, but annual renewal is not guaranteed.

Merit-Based Scholarships

All admitted applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, so that no separate application forms or interviews are necessary. The Office of Admissions notifies scholarship recipients at the time of admission to the university. Merit-based scholarships are subject to available funds. Renewal of these funds is contingent on the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress but annual renewal is not guaranteed.

Total assistance received from all sources (including non-NYU funds and student and/or alternative loans) cannot exceed NYU’s current cost of attendance.

FAFSA Process

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the basic application form for most student aid programs. We strongly encourage students to apply for financial aid electronically by using FAFSA on the web, the fastest and most accurate method; the FAFSA is transmitted directly to the U.S. Department of Education and eliminates the additional processing time associated with a traditional printed form. This process is quicker and better for you and for New York University. FAFSA on the Web permits you to review the status of your submitted application and make changes if necessary.

The Current FAFSA is available beginning October 1. Be sure to specify New York University in the school section of the FAFSA: the federal school code number for NYU is 002785. Also be sure to indicate you are an undergraduate student as the dental hygiene program is an undergraduate program.

Students and parents of dependent students must use a FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) to sign the FAFSA electronically and avoid the need to print and mail a signature page. The FSA ID can be used each year to apply for federal student aid and to review your record online at the U.S. Department of Education. Request your FSAID at the Federal Student Aid page Once your information is verified with the Social Security Administration (1-3 days from the date you apply) you will receive an email indicating that the process is complete. At that time you will be able to use your FSA ID to fully access your financial aid information on any Education Department site that requires a FSA ID.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Traditional Undergraduate Students

To be considered for financial aid each year, students must make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their degree requirements. Students must earn a passing grade (A, B, C, D, or P, including accepted credits from Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, and Transfer Student status) in a minimum of 76 percent of the courses in which they are enrolled each academic year (fall, spring and summer semesters) and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. The annual review will include courses completed up through the spring term of that academic year.