Returning Students

Returning NYU Shanghai Student Financial Aid Filing Requirements for 2016-2017

US Citizens or Official Permanent Residents

You will need to submit the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at fafsa.gov. This federal application is made available on January 1 for the upcoming academic year and needs to be renewed annually. If your parent(s) have not yet filed their tax returns, please use the best estimates possible to submit the FAFSA by our filing deadline.

  • Your FAFSA is due by May 1 for NYU Shanghai scholarship renewal and federal aid consideration.
  • Late FAFSA filers will still be considered for federal aid if otherwise eligible.
  • NYU's federal school code is 002785.

More details about US federal aid eligibility requirements can be found here.

All Other Students

You will need to submit the 2016-2017 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application for NYU Shanghai scholarship renewal. This application is made available on October 1 for the upcoming academic year and needs to be renewed annually. If your parent(s) have not yet filed their tax returns in their home country, please use the best estimates possible to submit the PROFILE by our filing deadline.

Your CSS PROFILE is due by May 1.

New York University’s CSS school code is 2785.

Supporting Financial Documentation

You do not need to submit any financial documents to our office at this time. We will begin reviewing your financial aid application after May 1. At that time, if we need documentation to verify the information reported on your application, we will email you that request directly at your NYU email address as well as list the requirements on your To Do list (via ALBERT).

Criteria to Renew Your NYU Shanghai Scholarship

US Citizens and International Students (Non-Chinese Nationals)

The scholarship or grant funds that a student entered NYU Shanghai with is the amount that will renew annually as long as the student is

  • Enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters (12 or more credits per semester)
  • Meeting satisfactory academic progress standards (read the Satisfactory Academic Progress section below fo details)
  • Filing their financial aid forms on time each year

Chinese National Students Only

For additional information regarding your individual scholarship requirements, please contact the NYU Shanghai Office of Admissions in the Shanghai Office (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. China Standard Time): +86 21-6223-5037.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to be considered for financial aid each year, students must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward the completion of their degree requirements.  Students must earn a passing grade in a minimum of 76 percent of the courses in which they are enrolled each academic year and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.  The Office of Financial Aid typically conducts a SAP review at least annually at the conclusion of each academic year, and students who do not meet the requirement receive a notice on their NYU Albert account.

In the event that you do not meet the SAP requirement, you have the right to appeal the suspension of your financial aid for one semester.  Please note that students may appeal only once for each academic degree in most circumstances (an exception may be granted in the event of illness or injury).  You may avoid financial aid suspension by asking to be placed on financial aid probation, which requires the submission of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form, available on the NYU financial aid website under Applications and Forms menu.

Students who are approved will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester.  The student will remain eligible for financial aid and will continue to receive financial assistance during the approved probationary semester.  Students who meet the SAP standard at the end of their probationary semester will be restored to Satisfactory Academic Progress status.  Students who do not meet the SAP requirements at the end of the probationary period will be placed on financial aid suspension.

Please be aware that students are permitted only one semester of financial aid probation.  If a student meets the SAP requirement at the end of their probationary semester but later fails again to meet the SAP requirement, the student is not eligible for additional financial aid probation, except in the event of illness or injury.

Study Abroad/Study Away

Students maintain the same amount of NYU scholarship funds if they are studying away at another NYU site and are registered full time. US Federal Aid eligible students studying away at a site that has a higher cost of attendance than NYU Shanghai can seek out additional federal loans. For students who wish to explore that option, please contact the NYU Shanghai Office of Financial Support.