• Financial Aid & Funding

  • A variety of forms of financial assistance, including merit-based tuition scholarships, are available from the university for applicants to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students, including international students.

    It is not necessary to have an admission decision to begin the financial aid process. All new and continuing U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizen students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International applicants may apply for need-based financial aid through the International Student Aid Application. The Office of Student Financial Services can answer questions about applying for financial aid, calculating the overall cost of attendance, and billing and payment options.

    New School Tuition Scholarships

    All applicants to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students are eligible to be considered for a competitive merit-based scholarship. No additional application components are required for this particular university scholarship.

    A large proportion of admitted students are offered merit-based tuition scholarships. Merit-based tuition scholarships are available to students pursuing full-time and part-time study (at least 6 credits), on campus or online. Merit-based tuition scholarships are renewable, provided that satisfactory academic performance is maintained.

    Additional Scholarships

    Students are automatically considered for the following scholarships, based on eligibility, during the regular application process. Need-based aid applications may also be used in awarding these scholarships.

    University Scholars Program

    This need-based program is designed to recruit and retain a diverse student body. Degree students in all academic divisions and programs of The New School are automatically considered as long as they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have filed the FAFSA. Need-based scholarships are also available and awarded depending on a student's demonstrated financial need. Need is determined on the basis of the FAFSA (for U.S. citizens and eligible permanent residents) or the International Student Scholarship Application. Need-based financial aid may come in the form of federal and/or state loans, grants, and work study.

    Community College Scholarships

    The New School offers two scholarships specifically for applicants to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who have attended community college. Applicants to the program are automatically considered for these scholarships upon admission consideration, and both are renewable annually, provided the recipients maintain satisfactory academic progress.

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

    Members of Phi Theta Kappa are recognized for academic achievement. Awards are competitive and are based on a candidate's entire application (academics, essays, work and volunteer experience).

    Community College Transfer Scholarships

    Scholarships are awarded each year to community college transfer students who demonstrate qualities that The New School believes contribute to the strength and diversity of its student body. Undergraduate applicants to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students are automatically considered for these awards.

    Scholarships Requiring Applications

    Thanks to the generosity of philanthropic organizations, The New School is able to offer several donor scholarships. Application deadlines for some of these awards change each year and are announced to students by email.

    The following donor scholarships require an additional application. They are open each summer to both continuing students in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and new students who apply by the priority deadline. Prospective students can sign up to receive emails about the program, including scholarship application information.

    Bernard Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarships

    This scholarship is for high-achieving undergraduate adult students 25 and older who are returning to finish their degrees after being out of school for five years or more, including community college transfer students. Please see the guidelines that explain who is eligible for this award.

    Jacobson/Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students

    This scholarship targets undergraduate students 25 and older who are returning to finish their degrees after a hiatus from a previous school. Community college transfer students are welcome to apply. Please see the guidelines that explain who is eligible for this award.

    Joan Howard Kersner Memorial Scholarships | Theater and Performing Arts

    Targets undergraduate students whose educational and career interests are in the performing arts. Please see the guidelines that explain who is eligible for this award.

    Military and Veteran Benefits

    A designated Military Friendly® ​School for 2019-2020, The New School has a long history of welcoming veterans to its various courses and degree programs, recognizing their unique life experience and exceptional potential only those who have served can claim. Contact Student Veteran Services for help with accessing your VA benefits.

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    72 Fifth Ave.
    New York, NY 10011
    finish@newschool.edu
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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