An education at the New York School of Interior Design is one of the most valuable investments you will ever make.

For many students and their families, the costs associated with college are a great matter of concern. That is why we make an effort to make a NYSID education more affordable. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help guide you through the process. 

Financial assistance is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are matriculated and in good academic standing. There are financial aid programs for both full-time and part-time study, as well as a number of scholarship resources.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 013606.

This single application will be reviewed with regard to a student’s eligibility for Federal grants, loans, and work study program. If you are a New York State resident, when you submit the FAFSA you will automatically be prompted to complete the TAP grant application.

All students who apply for financial aid will be notified of their eligibility via regular mail and email. Students may log in to their NYSID Portal to view updates to their financial aid status.


Financial Aid Programs

Learn more about Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, and other Financial Aid Programs

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Scholarship Programs

Incoming and returning undergraduate students are eligible to be considered for institutional aid in the form of scholarships or grants. All scholarships are merit based meaning students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered. In order for the scholarship to be considered for renewal, recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Grants can be awarded based on merit or demonstrated financial need. Awarded students must be studying on a full-time basis (12 or more credits) unless otherwise noted in the award descriptions.


Deadlines for submitting 2018-2019 FAFSA and/or verification documents

  • Students attending Fall 2018 and Spring 2019: July 1st

  • Students attending Spring 2019: November 1st

  • Continuing students attending Summer 2018: April 1st 

You may apply for financial aid before you receive your admissions decision, but you will not receive an award notification until you have been admitted into one of NYSID’s degree programs.

The financial aid office will begin reviewing 2018-2019 financial aid applications after March 1, 2017 for new students and after June 15, 2018 for continuing/returning students. 

Students enrolled in the online MPS-S program are not eligible for financial aid at this time.

For questions regarding financial aid, please contact:

Nicholas Scott
Financial Aid Counselor, Office of Financial Aid
212-472-1500, ext. 204
Fax: 212-472-1867


Helpful Links:

Financial Aid Programs
NYSID Undergraduate Scholarships
NYSID Graduate Scholarships
Scholarship Resources
Title IV Loan School Code of Conduct
Net Price Calculator