• Financial Aid
  • Our Financial Aid team look forward to connecting with you virtually. Counselors are available by email and phone Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

    To meet with a counselor on campus, you can either schedule an appointment at a designated time or join the live line of our in-person queue. To set up a meeting, navigate to our QLess link and enter your name, phone number, and student ID. You can also join the line by texting "The New School NY" to 646.328.6322 and following the instructions you receive. You will then receive text updates on your wait time and a notification and instructions as your appointment time nears.

    You can also drop in and speak with someone from our team on Zoom during Financial Aid virtual walk-in hours, Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Please have your New School student ID or government-issued ID available to confirm your identity. Parents and guardians who are authorized users on a student's account may also make use of the drop-in hours.

      Changes to the FAFSA for 2024–2025

      The 2024–2025 FAFSA will see the greatest changes to the application, questions asked, and aid eligibility formula in more than a decade. In 2020, Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act with the aim of simplifying and streamlining the FAFSA application process.

      All FAFSA Contributors Must Provide Financial Information

      Contributors will receive an email informing them that they've been identified as such. They will need to log in using their own FSA ID (if they don't already have one) to provide the required information on the student's FAFSA.

      Contributors are not financially responsible for students' education costs, but they must provide information on the FAFSA.

      Applicants Must Use the IRS Direct Data Exchange Tool

      All 2024–2025 FAFSA filers must provide consent for the Department of Education to receive tax information or confirmation of non-filing status directly from the IRS.

      A Shorter, Easier, and Friendlier FAFSA

      The FAFSA traditionally had a maximum of 108 questions, but the number has been reduced to 18 potential questions.

      End of the Expected Family Contribution and Launch of the Student Aid Index

      Previously, after a student filed their FAFSA, their school would receive an Expected Family Contribution score, which was used to determine financial aid eligibility. Starting in 2024–2025, schools will receive a Student Aid Index (SAI) to calculate eligibility.

      The number of children from a single family that are attending college at the same time will no longer be used in calculating the SAI.

      Automatic Federal Pell Grant for Some Students

      Students who come from a two-parent household making less than 175 percent of the federal poverty level will automatically receive the maximum Federal Pell Grant award. Additionally, students from a single-parent household making less than 225 percent of the federal poverty level will also be granted the maximum Federal Pell Grant award.

    • Contact Us

      Office of Financial Aid
      72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
      New York, NY 10011
      [email protected]

      Virtual Office Hours (Zoom)
      Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

      In-Person Office Hours
      Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

      To schedule time with a staff member, visit QLess or text "The New School NY" to 646.328.6322. 

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