Students applying to NYU Shanghai from outside of China must follow the instructions below if they wish to be considered for financial aid.
The College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile)
The CSS Profile is required of all US and international applicants, regardless of citizenship, who would like to be considered for financial aid, including any scholarships and/or grants from NYU Shanghai.
Please note, applicants with divorced, separated, or unmarried parents will need to have both parents submit their own separate CSS Profile application online.
The deadline for the noncustodial parent is:
- November 20 for Early Decision I
- January 20 for Early Decision II
- February 20 for Regular Decision
Click here to begin and submit the CSS Profile. Please note the CSS Profile application will be available October 1 in order to be completed for the following academic year. The Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Profile will ask for 2019 income information (that is income earned between January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019).
Under certain circumstances, NYU will consider waiving the CSS Profile for the noncustodial parent if the information cannot be obtained. Students who would like to request a waiver for the noncustodial parent should contact the Office of Financial Support for additional information at email@example.com .
- The New York University CSS Profile school code number is 2785.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
NYU Shanghai is approved by the US Department of Education to provide federal financial aid to eligible students who are US citizens or official permanent residents of the United States. Therefore, all US citizens or official permanent resident applicants who would like to be considered for financial aid must submit the FAFSA in addition to the CSS Profile.
- Click here to begin and submit the FAFSA.
- You must list New York University as a recipient and include our federal school code number (002785) when completing your FAFSA.
- The 2021-2022 FAFSA will be available as of October 1, 2020. This FAFSA will ask for 2019 income information (that is income earned between January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019). Use of the Data Retrieval Tool is preferred whenever possible.
Freshman Applicants Financial Aid Deadlines
|Early Decision I||Early Decision II||Regular Decision|
|CSS Profile/and the FAFSA (for US eligible applicants)||November 15*||January 15*||February 20|
|CSS Profile for noncustodial parent (if applicable)||November 20||January 20||February 20|
*The FAFSA (NYU school code 002785) is required for federal financial aid and NYU scholarship consideration for all US citizens and permanent residents applying to NYU Shanghai and NYU New York. Early Decision admitted students who file the FAFSA by the stated deadline will receive a financial aid package that includes federal financial aid eligibility at the time of admission. Those Early Decision admitted students who file the FAFSA after the stated deadline will have their federal aid eligibility awarded upon receipt of the FAFSA. Use of the Data Retrieval Tool is preferred whenever possible.