Paying for Your Education

We’re Here to Support You!

Choosing to continue your education is an investment in your future: It can open doors, advance your career, and help you have a greater impact on the lives of others and their communities. At Bank Street, our goal is to help you make the best choice to achieve your goals and provide you with the resources to help you fund your education.

Each year, Bank Street’s Office of Financial Aid administers over $8.5 million in financial aid to students, and this year, we’ve changed our eligibility requirements so more students can receive assistance. More than 50% of our students receive financial aid, and incoming students who earn up to $80,000 a year (or significantly more for students with families) are likely to qualify for a need-based scholarship at Bank Street. Our scholarship program makes the cost of attending Bank Street Graduate School of Education competitive with most other private schools in the New York region.

Emmett Cooper, Financial Aid

“Our team is here to partner with you to develop a personalized financial plan to meet your unique needs. We look forward to working with you to make your Bank Street dreams a reality.”

– Emmett Cooper, Director, Financial Aid
ecooper@bankstreet.edu  |  212-875-4408

Learn More about our Programs and Financial Aid Opportunities

Share your Information Below to Learn More

We’re Here to Support You!

Choosing to continue your education is an investment in your future: it can open doors, advance your career, and help you have a greater impact on the lives of others and their communities. At Bank Street, our goal is to help you make the best choice to achieve your goals and provide you with the resources to help you fund your education.

Each year, Bank Street’s Office of Financial Aid administers over $8.5 million in financial aid to students, and this year, we’ve changed our eligibility requirements so more students can receive assistance. More than 50% of our students receive financial aid, and incoming students who earn up to $80,000 a year (or significantly more for students with families) are likely to qualify for a need-based scholarship at Bank Street. Our scholarship program makes the cost of attending Bank Street Graduate School of Education competitive with most other private schools in the New York region.

“Our team is here to partner with you to develop a personalized financial plan to meet your unique needs. We look forward to working with you to make your Bank Street dreams a reality.”

– Emmett Cooper, Director, Financial Aid
ecooper@bankstreet.edu  |  212-875-4408

Learn More about our Programs and Financial Aid

Submit Your Information Below to Learn More

Bank Street Scholarships

Every year, Bank Street awards approximately $1.4 million in scholarships. More than 50% of our students receive financial aid, with scholarships covering up to 30% of tuition.

For more information about scholarship opportunities, including external scholarships

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Scholarship opportunities include:

  • Program-based

  • External scholarships

  • Diversity initiatives

  • Public school-focused programs

  • Career changer opportunities

  • Bank Street scholarships for first-year students (generally for two years or for the entire master’s degree program)

  • Bank Street scholarships for continuing students (one-year scholarships)

Start your Financial Aid Application!

Bank Street students can apply for financial aid at the same time they complete their admission application. Filling out the FAFSA as early as possible is an important step in determining your financial aid award. Federal student aid, including grants, can significantly reduce your financial obligation without adding to student debt.

Here are the steps to begin the process:

Financial Aid:
Start the Process with Your Application!

Bank Street students can apply for financial aid at the same time they complete their admission application. Filling out the FAFSA as early as possible is an important step in determining your financial aid award. Federal student aid, including grants, can significantly reduce your financial obligation without adding to student debt.

Here are the steps to begin your journey:

Financial Aid Priority Dates

We encourage you to complete your application by the priority submission date below for primary scholarship consideration If you submit your applications after the priority submission date, we are committed to reviewing it and awarding the most generous scholarships we can based on remaining availability.

PRIORITY SUBMISSION DATES SUMMER LONG/ SUMMER 2 /FALL SPRING
FAFSA for Scholarship February 1 November 1
FAFSA for Loan No Priority Submission Date No Priority Submission Date

Testimonial1 "I am the youngest daughter of immigrant parents. From a very young age, my parents have instilled in me the importance of hard work, education, and never giving up on one's dreams. Since the beginning my studies at Bank Street, my advisors and professors have helped me become more confident in my own voice and are giving me tools to create more equitable experiences in museums. I aspire to be an educator who cultivates students' strong sense of self-awareness and self confidence to become critical thinkers and knowledgeable leaders." Delia Meza
Current GSE Student & Alumni Opportunity Scholarship Recipient
EMPOWERING BANKSTREET STUDENTS
"I have been working with children for 10 years in a variety of settings, and my passion has been working in the pre-K classroom because I enjoy setting and building the foundation at such an early age and seeing them grow from the beginning of the year until the end and making their next transition. My scholarship helps me financially, as well as professionally, and it inspires me that I can motivate, encourage, and inspire young children to pursue their dreams and education for this reason." Mark McCook
Current GSE Student & Dewitt Wallace Reader's Digest Scholarship Recipient
EMPOWERING BANKSTREET STUDENTS
"I was initially drawn to Bank Street because of its focus on social justice, inclusion, and advocacy, which are very important to me in education. My scholarships enabled me to attend Bank Street College, and I have had incredible, meaningful learning experiences throughout my time here. I am so grateful that I was able to attend. Thank you so much to the donors for their generosity and support. They are helping me achieve my goals and I am grateful." Lindsay Vandervoort McGrath
Current GSE Student & Jill Iscol Scholarship Recipient
EMPOWERING BANKSTREET STUDENTS
"I was initially drawn to Bank Street because of its focus on social justice, inclusion, and advocacy, which are very important to me in education. My scholarships enabled me to attend Bank Street College, and I have had incredible, meaningful learning experiences throughout my time here. I am so grateful that I was able to attend. Thank you so much to the donors for their generosity and support. They are helping me achieve my goals and I am grateful." Lucelys Gonzalez
Current GSE Student & Minority Educators Scholarship Recipient
EMPOWERING BANKSTREET STUDENTS

I am the youngest daughter of immigrant parents. From a very young age, my parents have instilled in me the importance of hard work, education, and never giving up on one’s dreams. Since beginning my studies at Bank Street, my advisors and professors have helped me become more confident in my own voice and are giving me tools to create more equitable experiences in museums. I aspire to be an educator who cultivates students’ strong sense of self-awareness and self confidence to become critical thinkers and knowledgeable leaders.

Delia Meza, Current GSE Student & Alumni Opportunity Scholarship Recipient

I have been working with children for 10 years in a variety of settings, and my passion has been working in the pre-K classroom because I enjoy setting and building the foundation at such an early age and seeing them grow from the beginning of the year until the end and making their next transition. My scholarship helps me financially, as well as professionally, and it inspires me that I can motivate, encourage, and inspire young children to pursue their dreams and education for this reason.

Mark McCook, Current GSE Student & Dewitt Wallace Reader's Digest Scholarship Recipient

I was initially drawn to Bank Street because of its focus on social justice, inclusion, and advocacy, which are very important to me in education. My scholarships enabled me to attend Bank Street College, and I have had incredible, meaningful learning experiences throughout my time here. I am so grateful that I was able to attend. Thank you so much to the donors for their generosity and support. They are helping me achieve my goals and I am grateful.

Lindsay Vandervoort McGrath, Current GSE Student & Jill Iscol Scholarship Recipient

As a Latina immigrant, I understand how important it is for students of color to have teachers who look like them, and I understand firsthand the varying experiences they have on a daily basis. At Bank Street, I continue to get the tools needed to best serve that community of students. My scholarships have allowed me to have a new perspective on education and have helped me learn how important it is to have a child-centered classroom that encompasses all aspects of a child’s experience.

Lucelys Gonzalez, Current GSE Student & Minority Educators Scholarship Recipient