Financial Aid

College is one of the most important investments a family can make, but very few families are able to cover 100% of the costs of tuition and living expenses on their own. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help. The vast majority of NYCDA students rely on at least one form of financial aid, whether it’s a scholarship, grant, or loan.


Students interested in financial aid at NYCDA should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by May 6, 2016 in order to ensure priority consideration, and follow up with all necessary documentation within two weeks of submission. Eligibility varies widely for different types of aid, so it’s important to consider all the options carefully.