Invest in yourself and change lives

As a resident, you’re taking on a deep commitment to make a difference where you can make the greatest impact. We share your dedication to actively addressing educational inequality based on the belief that all students are capable of high achievement. This is why we’ve created a tuition model with built-in scholarships and a paid residency year in return for a for a two-year commitment following your residency year.

You’ll receive a master of arts in teaching from one of the nation’s leading research institutions and a full year of teaching experience. Our commitment to urban education at NYU Steinhardt paired with that of our district and charter partners, enables us to cut your cost of attendance by up to half.

Our district and charter partners are responsible for a tuition subsidy. Most partners provide $10,000. Plus, your residency year is paid so you can count on an additional $15,000 to $38,000 in wages to help with your educational and living expenses. Each full-time residency location page provides specifics on wages, stipends, and benefits in the Details section.

You will be considered for our NYU Steinhardt scholarship, which will average $13,000 and range from $8,000 to $16,500. We also strongly encourage all applicants to apply for need-based aid, including student loans, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting the information to NYU. One hundred percent of last year’s enrolled cohort received an NYU Steinhardt scholarship.

You can offset your tuition costs with federally subsidized loans while in your residency year, if eligible. Most graduate students are potentially eligible to receive up to $41,000 in federal loans over the course of the Teacher Residency. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to learn if you are eligible. The institution code number for New York University is 002785. FAFSAs must be submitted by June 1, 2020.

The amount you’re responsible for can be further reduced with TEACH Grants and Teacher Loan Forgiveness Programs, if eligible.


Students who commit to teaching in a high-need (Title 1) school for four years post-graduation may be eligible for a grant of up to $3,764 in tuition during the residency year.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

After teaching for five years in a high-need (Title 1) school:

  • math, science, and special education teachers may be eligible for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness
  • English and social studies teachers may be eligible for $5,000 in loan forgiveness

This is not a guarantee that you will be eligible for these awards. You must read about the requirements of the program and follow the steps required by the federal government. If you have questions, you should contact the U.S. Department of Education via the links above.

Tuition and fees (estimated)

2020-2021 academic year


(scholarships and subsidy)

4.5 credits
9 credits
12 credits
4.5 credits
Total tuition
Total fees
Total before scholarships and subsidy


(scholarships and subsidy)

Average Steinhardt scholarship
Average district/charter subsidy
Average total after scholarships and subsidy

Summer 2020 cost-per-credit is $1,795 with additional $664 fees for registration. Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 cost-per-credit is estimated to be $1,867 with additional $2,889 total fees for registration. The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter the fee schedule without notice.

We seek a diverse group of applicants to become teaching residents and encourage you to apply and complete your financial aid application today.

Once you have been admitted, we will send you detailed information on the scholarship and financial aid package you will receive. You are under no obligation to enroll in the program until you have seen and accepted your financial aid package.

How to apply for financial aid

To determine your eligibility for need-based aid and to apply for student loans, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and indicate that your data be sent to New York University, code number 002785. Your FAFSA must be on file at NYU by June 1, 2020 to receive consideration.

Apply early

Do not wait for an acceptance offer to submit your FAFSA materials. NYU’s Office of Financial Aid will send you a financial aid package shortly after you have an offer to participate in the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency program.

For help in completing the FAFSA, call 800-4-FED-AID.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact our enrollment specialists, who will connect you with a financial aid counselor who can answer your questions.

The 2020 application has closed. The 2021 application will open later this summer.

 We know that the benefits of creating a more diverse teacher workforce are widespread; they are long-lasting, and they are life-changing.

Diana Turk
Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency,
NYU Steinhardt

 What drew me in the most was that it was very hands-on; I could be in the classroom for the whole year. I really appreciated that you didn’t switch schools throughout the program.

graduate, 2019 cohort
Syracuse City School District