Financial Aid

Graduate students studying in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University are eligible for several funding opportunities available through New York University in the form of tuition scholarships, graduate assistantships, and various fellowships. These awards are, however, extremely competitive.

Nearly all students in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, like the majority of MA students in other departments at NYU, are financing their own graduate study through external funding awards or student loans. Some U.S. applicants may also be eligible for the federal work study program.

Information on NYU sponsored funding, program-specific funding, external funding opportunities, student loans, and the federal work study program follows:

New York University Sponsored Funding

Stenbeck Fellowship

This one-semester fellowship covers tuition, fees and insurance, and includes a one-semester stipend. Stenbeck Scholars will be chosen based on merit and as all applicants to the Institute will be considered, no separate application is necessary.

Tuition Scholarships

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute awards several partial tuition scholarships to help defray the total cost of tuition. These scholarships are merit based and competitively awarded. All applicants to the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute are automatically reviewed for their eligibility during the admission process. No separate application form is required for consideration.

World Journalist Fellowship

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is excited to announce a new international fellowship for the global journalist. The fellowship is open to international journalists with at least two years at an English-language publication, and fluency in English and at least one other language.

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Program-Specific Funding

Felsten-Fishman Fellowships (SHERP)

The Felsten-Fishman Family Foundation sponsors a one-semester fellowship (including tuition, a generous stipend and other expenses) for an incoming SHERP student who has demonstrated great promise in science, health or environmental journalism. No additional materials beyond the SHERP application are required.

Foreign Language and Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (GloJo)

FLAS fellowships are competitive awards for the purpose of enabling students to study a modern foreign language as an integral part of their academic program in preparation for a career that will utilize their language studies. FLAS fellowships are awarded by the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Hagop Kevorkian Center. Qualified applicants meeting relevant restrictions are eligible to apply.

The Goren Fellowship in Global and Joint Program Studies (GloJo)

A two-year full fellowship, including tuition, benefits, and stipend, for a GloJo applicant with exceptional journalistic and academic promise. Students in all GloJo partner programs are eligible for this award, except those receiving funding or FLAS grants through their partner departments and centers. No additional materials beyond the GloJo application are required.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowships (SHERP)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsors two full fellowships per year, covering all tuition plus generous stipends and other expenses for the duration of the 16-month SHERP sequence. These fellowships are designated for incoming SHERP students who have demonstrated great promise in health journalism. No additional materials beyond the SHERP application are required.

External Funding Opportunities

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS) offers the innovative Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), which encourages students to apply for external funding awards and, in return, provides tuition support to recipients of external scholarships or fellowships who have been admitted to graduate study in GSAS at New York University.

Students receiving external awards of $13,000 or more from recognized, academic sources of funding outside of the University can apply for matching tuition remission up to the amount of their outside award. Students receiving less than $13,000 may apply for matching tuition remission up to 50 percent of the amount of the external award.

Complete information on TIP, including eligibility requirements, restrictions, and an application (due August 30), is available as a download (240K). Students must be admitted to NYU and planning to enroll before determinations will be made with regard to the TIP eligibility of particular external awards. These determinations are made by the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Prospective students are encouraged to start looking for external funding opportunities in the Fall as they are submitting their graduate school applications. Additional information on sources of external funding may be found on the NYU-GSAS Graduate Enrollment Services (GES) web site, including information on prestigious external fellowships.

Information on resources specific to international students is also available. Students applying to graduate school through exchange programs like the Fulbright program should ensure that they complete all application requirements for the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Journalism concentration to which they are applying.

Student Loans

U.S. applicants interested in federal student loans should fill out the FAFSA application after January 1 of the year in which they are seeking admission:

Detailed information on filing the FAFSA application is found on-line at the NYU Financial Aid website. The NYU Federal School Code is 002785. At the graduate level, federal financial aid consists primarily of federal subsidized and unsubsidized student loans.

International applicants interested in student loans can find sources of loans available to international students at the NYU Financial Aid website. The website also lists other resources available to international applicants and students.

Federal Work Study

Some U.S. applicants may be eligible for the Federal Work-Study program, which makes available paid employment opportunities within the University. Admitted students should receive notification of eligibility, which is needs tested, in their financial aid award letter. Positions may be obtained through the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

Interested applicants need to fill out the FAFSA application after January 1 of the year in which they are seeking admission; the application is available at