• Federal Student Aid
  • All need-based awards and federal student aid, including federal loans, is based on your financial need and eligibility as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a student in a degree-granting program should submit a FAFSA to be considered for federal aid.


    You must be admitted to a degree, diploma, or graduate-level certificate program and enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester to be eligible for federal financial aid. For a brief overview, download the Financial Aid Eligibility and Application Chart

    See below for information on other factors that may affect federal aid eligibility.

    For next steps, visit the Apply for Aid section and select the appropriate topic for your situation.

    FAFSA Verification

    On May 18, the U.S. Department of Education temporarily suspended most of the verification requirements for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year in order to provide relief to students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency.

    The New School Office of Financial Aid has waived verification document requirements where applicable, but must continue to review Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose and High School Completion Status requests and resolve instances where conflicting information is discovered. Students who are currently in the process of submitting any remaining verification documents are still required to complete the verification process.  

    Please review your financial aid portal on your MyNewSchool account for any financial aid requirements. Please submit any additional documents requested by our office to our Secure Drop-Box. For security reasons, please do not send sensitive personal information by email. If you have any questions about your requirements, please speak with a financial aid counselor. 

    Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Federal regulations require that colleges monitor the academic progress of each applicant for federal financial assistance, including loans, grants, and work-study awards. The New School is required to certify that each student receiving federal aid is making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward earning their degree. This determination of progress must be made at least once a year, typically at the end of the spring semester, after spring grades are released and before the Office of Financial Aid awards or disburses any federal aid funds for the next semester. 

    Students who fail to meet the minimum SAP standards are placed on Financial Aid Suspension and are notified by email. If you are notified that you have been placed on Financial Aid Suspension, you can request that your financial aid eligibility be restored by submitting an Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form, accessible to eligible students through their Financial Aid Requirements on their MyNewSchool. Appeals will not be accepted after July 15. 

    The full Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available for download.

    Please note that decisions about academic probation and institutional scholarship eligibility are separate from the process of certifying that SAP standards are being met.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.


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