Wormfather wrote:If you dont want to be considered for need based aid, do you just email the finaid office?
Yes. They'll respond with something like this:
In order to be considered for merit awards only, please log in to your financial aid application here: https://faaps.law.nyu.edu/studentmain.html
After clicking on your application, please hit the button at the bottom of the application page and elect to "Change Application Type." You will then be brought to a screen allowing you to complete a variety of application types. After reading the application descriptions, you may select to complete either Type C or Type D if you wish to be considered for merit-based awards only.
Also, for new admits...I think doing this actually increases your award...