Graduate Students: Financing

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Graduate Scholar Award

Through the generosity of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, NYIT provides academic scholarships and grants on the basis of academic achievement or high scholastic potential. Find out more.

Graduate Assistantships

Each semester, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available for full-time, matriculated graduate students. Nearly all graduate assistants work as clerical staff or tutors, although some assist in laboratory classes, especially in computer science.

Criteria include scholastic achievement and demonstration of professional competence as determined by course and/or life experience. In exchange for hours worked, a student may obtain a tuition credit in increments of one credit to a maximum of six credits per semester. Students are expected to work a total of 50 hours per semester for each credit. International students may not work in excess of 20 hours per week in accordance with BCIS regulations. To apply for an assistantship, contact the academic department of your program of study after you have been accepted for admission.

Learn more about graduate assistantships on our website.

Financial Aid

State and federal governments sponsor a large number of grants and loan programs, some without regard to financial status. Because these programs change from year to year, e-mail for more information and eligibility requirements.

For information about financial assistance available to U.S. veterans, visit The site includes an interactive benefits calculator based on ZIP code, answers to frequently asked questions, and the latest information about the new GI Bill. 

Private Scholarships

Find out about a number of privately funded scholarship opportunities.

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Matt Santamaria
Matt Santamaria Campus: Old Westbury
Major: Communication Arts
Class Of: 2017
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