New York Tech Graduate Scholarships and Grants

This policy is effective for scholarships and grants earned for the fall 2020 semester, and for all subsequent semesters. This complies with updated federal regulations in the Federal Student Aid Handbook, published July 20, 2020.

Through the generosity of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, New York Institute of Technology provides academic scholarships, grants, and assistantships on the basis of academic achievement, high scholastic potential, and demonstrated need and/or ability.

Most scholarships, grants, and assistantships are renewable each fall and spring semester and based on eligibility and funding availability. Students must satisfactorily complete all credits within their program each semester with no incomplete grades to be eligible for the awards for the upcoming semester. Students must also maintain the minimum cumulative GPA each semester as required by the scholarship, grant, and/or assistantship requirements effective at the time of admission to the university. Scholarships, grants, and assistantships are applied to tuition only, and divided equally between fall and spring semesters; generally, most are not applicable to any summer session attendance, with the only exception being certain graduate awards within a unique graduate program occasionally being available during a summer semester. Institutional aid is credited to a student’s account after the end of the add/drop period. Any designated “tuition-only” awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition and will be reduced accordingly. They are not applicable to any summer session attendance. Students cannot receive two institutional merit-based academic scholarships concurrently. In the event that a student qualifies for more than one scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will be awarded.

Students who qualify for special discounted tuition packages may not qualify for other institutional scholarships, or may have scholarships or discounted tuition packages reduced accordingly. In the case of a tuition discount (e.g., tuition remission), scholarships received for credits taken in excess of maximum allowable discounted tuition will be prorated accordingly based on standard remaining credit ranges. In addition, students may only qualify for one discounted tuition program at a time. Any combination of scholarships and tuition credit awards cannot exceed tuition charges.

Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information on the availability of scholarships, grants, and assistantships.

The university reserves the right to revise its financial aid programs. All programs are subject to change due to modifications in government or institutional policies. Additional criteria and information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. Students are responsible for reading financial aid disclosures before deciding to accept or reject their financial aid.

Eligibility

Eligibility for New York Institute of Technology institutional scholarships, assistantships, and grants is limited to students whose campus home location is Long Island, New York City, or online. To qualify, a student:

  • Must maintain continuous enrollment
  • Must be taking credits applicable to their matriculated degree program of study
  • Must maintain a minimum semester and cumulative GPA, as required for specific scholarships
  • Should file their FAFSA application (except international students)
  • Will only be eligible for a scholarship for a maximum of six full-time semesters of continuous enrollment

Following is a list of graduate scholarships, grants, and assistantships offered by New York Institute of Technology:

Graduate Scholar Award (GSA): up to $3,000 per year

This award recognizes the talents of entering graduate students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement. It consists of up to $3,000 per-year tuition-only credit for a maximum of three years (six semesters) of continuous full-time enrollment (nine credits). Proration may be available for applicants taking less than nine graduate-level credits per semester, but you must register for at least three graduate-level credits per semester for this proration. In addition, this scholarship applies only to fall and spring semesters and is not applicable to graduate courses that are offered at a discounted tuition rate.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only)
  • Be accepted to a matriculated graduate degree program
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree with a 3.3 CGPA*
    Please note: Scholarships are awarded based on your GPA at the time of application. If your final, official GPA is higher than when you applied, the Office of Admissions will reconsider scholarship awards up until the beginning of the semester.
  • If your program requires a GRE, then you must have earned a high enough combined score on the verbal and quantitative sections as determined by your academic department.
  • M.B.A. applicants must have a minimum GMAT score of 400
  • International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 79 or a 6 on IELTS or 53 on PTE
  • All students must be fully accepted without academic conditions
Renewal Criteria

This award applies to fall and spring semesters only and is renewable each semester as long as you complete the FAFSA and the financial aid process. Awards will be renewed on an annual basis if you maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete the courses for which you are registered, with no failing or incomplete grades.

New York Institute of Technology Graduate Alumni Award

This award is offered to students who hold an New York Institute of Technology bachelor’s or master’s degree only. This Graduate Alumni Award is NOT applicable to students enrolled in any joint-degree undergraduate/graduate programs such as: B.S./D.O., B.S./D.P.T., B.S./M.B.A., B.S./M.S., etc. See below for Joint Degree Program Award.

To be considered, all students must complete an application each academic year. This award will be allotted on an annual basis for a maximum of three (3) years or six semesters depending on the student meeting all of the following criteria required each semester.

Complete the application

  • Allotted $1,000 tuition-only credit for every three credits, up to $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester)
  • Student must complete their degree on the Long Island or New York City campus
  • This award is not applicable to students enrolled in any joint-degree undergraduate/graduate program.
  • This award is not applicable to students with tuition remission or tuition exchange or for students who take classes at an already discounted tuition rate.
  • This award is not applicable to students receiving a second bachelor’s degree at the university.
  • This application does not guarantee an award. This award is subject to fund availability.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA and submit any requested verification documents (excluding international students)
  • Must be fully matriculated in one of New York Institute of Technology’s graduate degree-granting programs in New York
  • Must have a prior baccalaureate or master’s degree from New York Institute of Technology
  • Cannot be enrolled in a joint-degree undergraduate/graduate program at New York Institute of Technology
  • Enrolled in at least three (3) credits
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Complete and submit a Graduate Alumni Award application annually
Application Deadlines
  • For Fall Admits: July 15
  • For Spring Admits: December 15

Alumni Recognition Award for Students Enrolled in Joint-Degree Programs

This award is offered to students who hold a New York Institute of Technology bachelor’s or master’s degree and are enrolled in the graduate portion of their joint-degree program. It consists of a $425 tuition-only credit for every three credits that you are registered for, up to a maximum of $1,275 per semester (not including summer).

It will be allotted on an annual basis for a maximum of (3) three years or six semesters, depending on your meeting all of the following criteria required each semester. To be considered, all students must complete an application each academic year. Students must complete their studies on the Long Island campus or New York City campus of New York Institute of Technology to be eligible for this award.

Complete the application

  • Allotted up to $2,550 per year
  • Award excludes BS/DO students
  • Only for joint-degree students in the following programs:
    • B.S./D.P.T.
    • B.S./M.S. Occupational Therapy
    • B.S./M.S. Physician Assistant Studies
    • B.S./O.T.D.
  • This award is not applicable to students with tuition remission or tuition exchange or for students who take classes at an already discounted tuition rate.
  • This award is not applicable to students receiving a second bachelor’s degree at the university.
  • This application does not guarantee an award. This award is subject to fund availability.
  • Students must begin the graduate portion of their joint-degree program in fall 2019 or prior to be considered for eligibility.

Award will end with the graduating class of 2022.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA and submit any requested verification documents (excluding international students)
  • Must be fully matriculated in one of New York Institute of Technology’s graduate joint degree-granting programs in New York
  • Must have a prior baccalaureate or master’s degree from New York Institute of Technology or be enrolled in a joint-degree program
  • Enrolled in at least three (3) credits
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
Application Deadlines
  • Fall Admission: July 15
  • Spring Admission: December 15

Life Science Achievement Award: up to $3,975 per year

This scholarship is awarded only to students who are matriculated in the B.S. in Life Sciences dual-degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies. This award is not applicable to students enrolled in the combined Life Sciences/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program. The award bridges the gap between your undergraduate phase and your graduate or professional phase.

This one-time scholarship provides up to $3,975 for the first year (including summer if applicable) of the professional phase of the combined Life Sciences/Occupational Therapy, Life Sciences/Physical Therapy, and Life Sciences/Physicial Assistant Studies programs for the completion of your undergraduate degree program. Full-time attendance is required.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only)
  • Maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Satisfactorily complete the classes you registered for in the previous semester
  • Be matriculated in the B.S. in Life Sciences dual-degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies

Additional information and criteria can be viewed at Financial Aid – New York Tech Scholarships.