Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is committed to providing educational opportunities to all talented students. Financial aid at NYU Shanghai is significant. As such, we encourage all applicants to apply for financial aid by the required deadline. 

Financial Aid for Applicants Outside China

Financial aid may take the form of university scholarships and/or grants, federal aid (for U.S. citizens/official permanent residents of the United States), or outside scholarships.

For most undergraduates, eligibility for limited merit-based scholarships and/or need-based grants are determined based on your prior academic strengths and on your demonstrated financial need, if you apply for financial aid.

If you wish to be reviewed for need-based institutional funding, you will need to file the CSS Profile online. The CSS Profile must be filed by the appropriate deadline and students are only required to file the application once, prior to admission.

Please note that the CSS Profile is required of all applicants who are U.S. or international citizens (non-Chinese nationals) who would like to be considered for institutional aid, which includes any scholarships and/or grants from NYU Shanghai.

US citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens also need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for aid consideration by the required deadline.

Please review the information on our website under Applying for Financial Aid for more details about the required application(s).

Financial Aid Filing Deadlines

Early Decision I applicants: November 15 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Early Decision II applicants: January 15 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Regular Decision applicants: February 20 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

New York University School Codes

CSS Profile school code: 2785

FAFSA federal school code: 002785

Contact Us

For additional financial aid questions, please contact:

Office of Financial Support


Phone: +1-212-998-2838 Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

If you are applying to more than one campus at NYU, be sure to review the financial aid policies and requirements for New York and/or Abu Dhabi.