New York University
New York, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Tuition Payment Plan
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving federal aid
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
Average Other Loans Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Loan Default Rate
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

What Students Are Saying

Unless you’re blessed with scholarships, born incredibly wealthy, or fortunate enough to be Alexis Bledel or James Franco—you’ll probably cringe (at least a little) at the fact that NYU comes with a minimum price tag of $50,000. Gandalf the Grey is still falling down my hole of debt. Is it very expensive? Yes. But is it worth it? I think so. It’s an insurmountable burden on my parents, so I’m making the most of my education – and if you do too, the entire experience will truly be worth every cent. You live in Manhattan, you get some of the best residence/dining halls, you have access to an exponential amount of part-time jobs and internships, you have an expansive array of classes and extra-curricular activities to choose from, and some of the best faculty and experts heading it up. And you’ll have the time of your life. Like the commercials say—priceless.
Lana from Tenafly, NJ
It's expensive. However, you're going to college for a reason. You're not planning on settling. It's just a matter of how much faith you have in yourself that determines what you are willing to invest.

For some, New York University is a risky investment. Those people content with silently studying in their dorm are better off putting their money elsewhere. For people who get the most out of hands-on learning, New York University is a better investment.

I'm paying for college myself, neck deep in student loans, but I'm confident I made the right decision because I found the experience I was looking for.
Luke from Spokane, WA
Honestly and statistically speaking, NYU has one of the higher price tags compared with other universities. But you also have to take in consideration what the school is offering: bathrooms in every room, dining halls with every possible meal selection, considerably large dorms that would cost a fortune in the city. Also, all the interships and jobs in the city are at your fingertips. So yeah, the cost may be an eyesore at first, but NYU also knows that, there are not many students who are not working, have a scholarship, loan or aid.
Stephanie from Great Neck, NY
the school is dramatically more expensive than any school ever should be. it's a joke and who knows how they get away with it. a lot of rich kids go to school here, but there are also a lot of average kids who want it bad enough that they make sacrifices. the best things about the school are 1) the city it is located in, 2) the connections that the professors have to the industries 3) the other students you meet that have a passion for their field as much as you do. those are the things that make nyu stimulating and inspiring.
Isabella from Los Angeles, CA
Some people label NYU as a playground for rich kids, which is kind of true. However, it's only that expensive because you are paying for some of the best--fantastic education that is well respected in the global community, numerous dining halls with really good quality (Asian, sandwiches, health food, Italian, desserts, homey, etc.), all of the clubs and organizations that make it possible to stand out on your future endeavors, volunteer projects to help the community, sports equipment, etc. You are paying for some of the best professors around, with some of the best research facilities and equipment. The residence halls are, for the most part, air conditioned, private, and spacious (private bathrooms are nice too). It is expensive to live in the city, and even more so to go to NYU, but I think that it should be seen as an investment for your future. NYU is one of the few prestigious colleges in NYC, and a lot of opportunities and money are in NYC. The connections you can make here and NYU's name can get you far in NYC. As I stated previously, you are paying for the diversity to see things in new ways and to experience things you've never experienced. For almost the same price as NYU in NYC, sometimes even less, you can study abroad for a semester in one of NYU's sites abroad. Lastly, NYU has an excellent career center that can hook you up with internships, long-term jobs, short-term jobs, and experience. It's definitely worth it. Plus, the gym membership is pretty awesome. Great gyms.
55k a year? Shocked? I was too.
Don't worry. Thousands have done it. And they left here calling it a great investment. Don't cut class, spend time with your friends, classmates and professors. Try not to get hooked on parties. That's not what NYU is for, even though it's a party zone around NYU.
Henry from New York, NY
It is difficult to gauge the bang for the buck, because the school is rather expensive, but financial aid varies heavily from student to student. In addition, I feel that perception of bang for the buck changes from person to person in their appreciation and adjustment to city life, and their overall adaption to the University, its officers, and its facilities. Since this topic is highly subjective, I'd recommend any prospective student to visit and spend a day or two walking around and attending some classes. Some students are in love with the city, and are willing to shell out almost, or full tuition to attend. However, some students hate the city and cannot stand the constant hustle and bustle. They would choose a university that stands in a college-town, and quite possibly transfer out of NYU their first year.
If you were to ask for my personal preference, I would say that my rating of bang for the buck lies somewhat linearly with the rest of the country. I believe that attending Stern for its business program and exposure to an industry of my dreams and hopes is worth the money, but again, this is a rather complicated topic and almost entirely relies on the factors of life and experience that surround and have surrounded you.
Ian from Marietta, GA
I will admit, it's a pretty penny, but worth it! The reputation of NYU is far-reaching in NUMEROUS fields of study!
Naja from Newark, NJ
Everything here is top notch though for 60,000 a year they could provide a few more services. The mandatory meal plan freshman year is too costly for a very strict meal plan and the housing is a bit pricey but so is everything around it.
David from Boston,MA
Coming to NYU is definitely an investment. It won't be cheap, it won't be easy, but if you are dedicated to your passion and know that is what you want to do for the rest of your life, this is the place for you. NYU will do everything in its power to empower you to become the best professional you can be. It will provide you with great professors, amazing resources, and surround you with thousands of other immensely talented and inspirational students who are on the same boat as you to follow their dreams in becoming the best in their field.
Teodoro from New York City, NY