ankit wrote:jasonportwood wrote:englawyer wrote:oh i thought i read the academic scholarship programs also required the financial aid form..maybe i misread
this is my understanding as well... if you expect any sort of aid from nyu, they ask you to fill out the form.
This is what their presentation on financial aid states (found on the FAAPS website) -
Institutional aid (Scholarships)
- Academic Scholars Awards (Furman, Housing and Urban Policy, Criminal Law, etc.)
- Named Program Awards (AnBryce, Root Tilden Kern, Teach for America, etc.)
- Dean’s Awards (Combination Need and Merit)
That's why I got the impression that they require the form only for the dean's awards, as those are the ones awarded based on need + merit. Anyway I could easily be wrong about this, so I'm filling them out early just to be on the safe side.
On their website, it states that between RTK finalists who are otherwise equal, the recipient will be selected based on need. I doubt this ever really happens, though.