To be considered for most kinds of financial aid, you will need to complete the FAFSA since most are need-based. The Presidential merit-based scholarship and the PLUS loan do not require completion of the FAFSA. We do encourage all families to submit it, however, in order to qualify for all aid possible.
By combining federal, state, and institutional funds, we make every effort to assist students and their families in meeting the increasing cost of a college education. Through the collaborative benefits of alumni gifts, endowments by private industries, other endowments, and government agency programs, we are able to support our student body.
Office of Financial Aid
Myrtle Hall 6 200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Freshmen and Other Entering Students To be considered for financial assistance, freshmen and transfer students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Department of Education Federal Student Aid Programs (Web site: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or call 1-800-433-3243). The FAFSA application may be accessed online or from secondary school guidance counselors. Do not submit more than one application! The FAFSA should be submitted no later than February 1 if the student wishes to be advised of aid in a timely fashion.
A FAFSA filed after February 1 will delay the awarding of financial aid and will jeopardize the student's eligibility for Pratt grants or scholarships. Students are automatically considered for all types of financial aid after an admissions decision has been madeand their FAFSA information has been received by Pratt. If requested, and required by the federal government, other documents, such as federal tax returns, are due at the Office of Financial Aid by May 15. After financial need has been established and adequate funds are available, an aid "package" will be granted. It might consist of a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment. Outside awards that might be forthcoming are taken into consideration when Institute aid is offered. It is the responsibility of the student and/or family to notify the Office of Financial Aid of any outside awards. These outside awards may reduce or change the student's original award package from the Institute. Students do not need to write and request specific types of financial aid, since they will automatically be considered for any source of Pratt financial aid for which they qualify. A student's financial aid package may also include a Federal Stafford Loan and/or Parent Loan. New York State residents can apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by completing the FAFSA and returning the Express TAP Application to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.
- Scholarships_for_Undergraduate_Students-2012.pdf (293.87 KB)