The Silver School allocates a large portion of its budget to scholarship assistance, which benefits more than 90 percent of eligible students. This commitment of funds permits a wide range of students to pursue professional training at the School and creates a student body with a mix of backgrounds that enriches the learning environment and personal experiences of all.
NYU Silver Tuition Scholarships
Automatic consideration is given to all accepted students for our merit-based tuition scholarships, provided that you click “yes” on the scholarship question in the admissions application. The Silver School has set aside funding for applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field of social work. Due to the high caliber of the students we accept, more than 90% receive some amount of tuition scholarship funding.
For MSW students pursuing full-time pathways (Two-Year, 16-Month, and Advanced Standing), awards range from $7,000–15,000 per academic year and are based primarily on the strength of their application. Enrollment in Field learning and Social Work Practice are required to receive the scholarship.
Students pursuing our Extended and Extended One-Year Residence pathways receive a $2,000 award when they are first enrolled in classes; the award increases to $6,000 when they are enrolled in both classes and Field learning. Students in our 32-Month pathway receive a 25% discount each semester they are enrolled.
As noted above, a separate application is not required for this scholarship. You will be notified in your admissions acceptance letter if you have been offered an NYU Silver Tuition Scholarship.
Non-Matriculating students are ineligible for NYU Silver Tuition Scholarships; however, those who work full-time at a qualifying social work agency may apply for a Silver Discounted Tuition Reimbursement.
A scholarship discount award for students enrolled in the Extended and Extended One-Year Residence (OYR) pathways and the Non-Matriculating exploratory option who work full-time at agencies that host NYU Silver students for field learning. The tuition discount (excluding fees) is for foundation level, or Generalist Practice, courses.
The maximum discount is $5,000 per academic year. Selected students must maintain enrollment and academic progress toward their MSW degree. Discounted Tuition Awards will not be given in conjunction with another scholarship when enrolled in field placement.
Scholarships Recognizing Service
This program offers a 50% tuition scholarship and participation in leadership development programming to two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). Students must be enrolled full-time in the Two-Year or Advanced Standing MSW programs (including enrollment in field instruction). Applicants must include a “Description of Service” with their MSW application. Please be sure to answer the national and community service organization question in the financial aid information section of the MSW application. Email email@example.com for the application fee waiver code. For more detailed information, please review the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program website.
The Silver School of Social Work is a proud member of City Year’s University Partnerships program. The City Year National Service Scholars Program is designed for City Year corps members or alumni who have successfully completed at least one year of service and City Year staff members who have been employed for at least two years. For full-time MSW students, the School offers a guaranteed total minimum NYU Silver Tuition scholarship of $10,500 per year for each year enrolled in the Two-Year and 16-Month Accelerated MSW Programs (a minimum of $21,000 total), along with an application fee waiver. Please be sure to answer the national and community service organization question in the financial aid information section of the MSW application. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the application fee waiver code.
The Teach for America Scholarship is designed for Teach for America corps members or alumni who have successfully completed two years of service. The Silver School offers a total of five NYU Silver Tuition scholarships at a minimum of $9,000 each year for full-time students enrolled in the MSW program (a minimum total of $18,000), in addition to an application fee waiver and a two-year deferral for admitted MSW students who choose to participate in Teach for America. Please be sure to answer the national and community service organization question in the financial aid information section of the MSW application. Email email@example.com for the application fee waiver code.
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is for AmeriCorps members who have successfully completed a term of service. The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is paid directly from AmeriCorps.
Separately, for full-time MSW students, the Silver School offers a guaranteed total minimum NYU Silver Tuition scholarship of $9,000 per year, for a maximum of two years, to students in the Two-Year and 16-Month Accelerated Programs. We may offer higher scholarships depending upon the strength of the application. Please be sure to answer the national and community service organization question in the financial aid information section of the MSW application. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the application fee waiver code.
Counselors in our Scholarship and Financial Education Office are available to provide applicants with information about scholarships, loans, and other possible ways to finance your education. Schedule a virtual appointment or reach our counselors via email at email@example.com or at (212) 998-5910.