EMBA Students

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The FAFSA is used to determine federal student loan eligibility.
  2. If you are applying for a private loan, please submit an application directly to the private lender of your choice. You may apply for a semester-only loan or a fall/spring loan combined. For a sample list of lenders, please visit the private loans page on the Stern Graduate Financial Aid website. Typical processing time is 3-4 weeks. Please plan accordingly.
  3. Receive a financial aid award notice to your Stern email account. This will be sent about one month prior to your payment deadline.
    • For the January and August EMBA NY cohorts, payment is due December 1st and July 1st of each academic year.
    • For the DC24 and DC25 EMBA DC cohorts, payment is due on June 15th (only for the first semester), December 1st, March 1st and July 1st of each academic year.
  4. Accept your loans on NYU Albert. This is the university-wide system that provides a comprehensive and personalized view of your financial aid. In addition to federal loans, Albert will also display any private loans for which you have applied and been approved.
  5. After accepting your federal loans on Albert, sign in at studentaid.gov to secure your loans. You must complete the:
    • Entrance Counseling Session
    • Master Promissory Note(s). Please note that there is a separate MPN for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Once signed, the note is valid for 10 years.
  6. After accepting and securing your loans, please confirm approval with the Financial Aid Office.
    • PLEASE NOTE: The disbursement date for your loans each semester will be after your payment deadline. As long as your loans are approved by the deadline, the Bursar will credit the amount to your account.
  7. If you have loans in excess of your tuition and fee charges, you will be refunded the excess amount. We encourage you to use the direct deposit option for your loan refund. However, due to the high volume of disbursements at the start of each semester, you should not count on your refund for the first month of classes. Please budget accordingly.