Financial Aid


Federal aid is awarded directly through the Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid at the CUNY Graduate Center in accordance with requirements established by federal law. 

Master’s students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered for federal aid and may be eligible for:

It is strongly recommended to file the FAFSA online by the priority deadline of April 30 to be considered for federal loans or federal work study. Applying by the priority deadline will allow students to quickly address any financial aid issues in a timely manner. Since federal aid is awarded for one academic year at a time, you will need to resubmit the FAFSA form for the third semester to be considered for additional federal funding.

The federal school code for the Graduate Center/Newmark J-School is 004765.

International students are not eligible for federal aid. 


Should you have questions about federal student aid, you may email Associate Director of Fellowships and Financial Aid, Kelsey Woodford, at or visit the Graduate Center’s Fellowships and Financial Aid page.


The Newmark J-School offers a number of general and interest-based scholarships. All admitted students who complete their application by the priority deadline of January 15, 2023 are considered for scholarship awards.

The assessment is based on a holistic review of your application, academic achievements, interests and goals. Over the past few years, we have been able to provide roughly 60% of our students with full-tuition and partial scholarship awards.


Anyone completing their application by the priority deadline, January 15, 2023, are considered for scholarship awards. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Tuesday, January 31 at 11:59pm ET. Students who complete their application by the priority deadline and do not submit a scholarship essay will still be considered for general scholarships that do not require an essay. Refer to the link below to learn more about the Fall 2023 scholarship opportunities.