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Financing Your Education

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and Yeshiva University's Office of Student Finance assist students in putting together a funding package through a variety of resources--grants or scholarships, loans and work study, which can help cover the cost of your education. Students seeking financial assistance from Yeshiva University who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is also the application for the Federal Direct Stafford Loans and other federal programs.  The FAFSA deadline for Ferkauf students who wish to be considered for scholarships and other forms of financial aid in the upcoming academic year is April 30, 2013.

The Yeshiva University school code is 002903; campus code: 00.

For more information, including the latest tuition and fees figures, please visit Yeshiva University's Office of Student Finance.

International Students

International students (non-U.S. citizens) who are interested in receiving a needs-based scholarship should complete the International Graduate Student Financial Aid Application (PDF) to determine their eligibility. The deadline for Ferkauf students who wish to be considered for scholarships and other forms of financial aid in the upcoming academic year is April 30, 2013.

Scholarships, Fellowships, Assistantships and Grants

No Application are Required in order to be considered for these scholarships.  Once a student is accepted that will be alerted if they qualify for the following scholarships:

Ferkauf Incentive Scholarship Program for Incoming Students
Ferkauf Diversity Scholarship

Graduate School Research and Teaching Assistantships

Opportunities to work on research projects, aid instruction in the classroom and supervise a lab are available each semester. Since assistantships are chosen by the individual faculty member, students should consult directly with their adviser and program director.


 Grant-Supported Research Programs

Ferkauf and Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine are both located at the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. Many Ferkauf and Einstein faculty have ongoing grant-funded research programs that make paid research positions available to Ferkauf students.

Loan Programs

These programs, sponsored by both YU and the federal government, defer repayment of principal and accrued interest as long as students are enrolled at least half time.

YU Loan Program

This program offers $2,000 per year at 5% interest. Repayment begins nine months after students are no longer enrolled at least half time and typically is in repayment for 10 years. Eligibility is determined by financial need.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program (FDL)

Please refer to the Office of Student Finance's Web site for more information about this program.

Outside Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We've also compiled a list of outside scholarships and other financial assistance (PDF) that all students should review.

Additional funding sources are often available through programs funded by outside groups such as community centers, labor unions, women's organizations and fraternal and civic organizations. Students are encouraged to research possible external sources of funding for their education.

Renewing Your Financial Aid Package

Students must reapply for financial assistance each year. Since personal finances are subject to change, the Office of Student Finance continually works with students to assure the continuity of the student's education.

Each year, a limited number of student scholarships are available to assist students with tuition payments.  Students demonstrating financial need are encouraged to apply.  In order to simplify, expedite and make the application process more efficient, Office of Student Finance created a new application.

In order to be eligible for Ferkauf Financial Aid Scholarship Award, you need to file FAFSA, link attached:

  • Deadline for FAFSA forms is: May 1st, 2014. 

FAFSA and FGS Financial Application information will be used in the application rank order in determining the allocation of our Financial Aid Scholarship funds for academic year 2014-2015. 

  • Deadline for FGS Applications is: May 1st, 2014   

Please make sure to submit your application by this deadline, as applications received after this date will not be considered in the decision making process.  We have a limited scholarship fund and a large number of financial aid scholarship applications.

Ferkauf Student Scholarship Procedures
How to Apply: 
    1) Go to the Student Finance Website    
    2) Print the application and fill it out (PDF)
    3) Fax the completed application, Fax #: 718-862-1814
    4) Scan the completed application and e-mail to:
    5) Submit the completed application in person to: Office of Student Finance
                                                  Van Etten Bldg, Room 230
                                                    Phone: 718-862-1810
                      PLEASE NOTE:
                      1 - Ferkauf Financial Aid Scholarship Awards are determined on a year to year basis, based on available funds and the number of applicants, therefore you might receive a different award amount each year.  
                      2 - Program Directors and the Academic Standards Committee review application information, and rank the order of their recommendations based on student’s needs, academic standing and special circumstances. 
                      3 - Office of the Dean awards are based on availability of funds, to recommended students. Award funds are only available at the beginning of each academic year and are awarded at that time for the entire year.

                      You must reapply each year for FGS Financial Aid Scholarship funds -- what you received last year does not guarantee the same award for the following year.


                      For More Information

                      The Office of Student Finance provides additional information about graduate financial aid. You can contact the office at Yeshiva University, Van Etten Room 230; 1125 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461; 718-862-1810.

                      To contact Ferkauf's Office of Admissions, please call 718.430.3820 or e-mail us.