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 students are eligible to be considered for institutional aid in the form of scholarships or grants. An application must be submitted each academic year for consideration. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and specific criteria defined by the scholarship. To be considered, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Grants may be awarded based on merit and demonstrated financial need.

In order for the scholarship to be considered for renewal, recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, continue to meet the award criteria and have no violations of the NYSID Student Code of Conduct.

It is expected that awarded students are enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) unless otherwise noted in the award descriptions.

Scholarships awards are determined by a committee appointed by the NYSID President.


New/first time students applying for fall: February 1

New/first time students applying for spring: November 1

Continuing/returning students: June 1


Deadlines for submitting 2019-2020 FAFSA and/or verification documents

  • Students attending Fall 2019 and Spring 2020: July 1st

  • Students attending Spring 2020: November 1st

  • Continuing students attending Summer 2019: 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 2019-2020 financial aid applications after April 15, 2019 for new students and after June 15, 2019 for continuing/returning students. 

For questions regarding financial aid, please contact:

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