JD/MBA Dual Degree GUIDE

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

The JD/MBA student pays full tuition at the school through which she/he is registered each semester. If a student exceeds the maximum number of credits and/or courses permitted per semester by the school in which she/he is registering, the tuition and fees for the additional credits must be paid to that school.

The normal course load for law students is 12-15 credits. Fourth year JD/MBA students registered through the School of Law and taking Stern courses may take a maximum of 16 credits (combined business and law courses) at no additional cost with the prior approval from the Law School’s Office of Academic Services.

The normal course load for Stern students is 15 credits. JD/MBA students registered through Stern and taking courses at the School of Law may take a maximum of 18 credits (combined law and business courses) in one semester at no additional cost with prior approval from the Dual Degree Advisor.

Scholarships and Loans

Merit scholarships are awarded based on the admissions application. Applicants for financial aid (loan programs) must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Applicants are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible in the application cycle, noting that the FAFSA becomes available after October 1 each year. The New York University FAFSA Code is 002785. This is the only application form required by Stern. Stern awards financial aid for a maximum of three (3) semesters. With the exception of federal Stafford loans, each school may award a different amount of aid. The aid can only be used at the awarding school during eligible periods of enrollment.

Dual degree students are strongly encouraged to coordinate the financial aid process with both Stern and the School of Law each semester.

School of Law

Qualified students of the School of Law have the opportunity to finance their Law studies through the use federal aid, private aid, or institutional aid.

Financial aid is awarded to qualified students of the School of Law participating in the JD/MBA program for up to five (5) semesters on a per semester basis and JD students are evaluated for need and merit based aid before commencing their first semester at the Law School. Unless otherwise indicated, institutional aid (scholarships) awarded by the School of Law are not applicable during semesters Law students are enrolled at Stern.

For further information about this process students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services at law.finaid@nyu.edu.


Stern School of Business

Merit scholarships are awarded based on the admissions application. Domestic applicants for financial aid (loan programs) must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). This is the only application form required by the Stern School. International applicants are eligible for private loans and will need to fill out the loan applications for their specific lenders after they are admitted. International applicants may need a credit-worthy US co-signer when applying for private student loans. The Stern School awards financial aid for a maximum of three (3) semesters.

Stern Teaching Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships

JD/MBA students may obtain a Teaching Fellowship (TF) or Graduate Assistantship (GA) position. Eligibility requirements for these positions are completion of 9 credits at Stern and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA. Payment for these positions is in the form of tuition remission at Stern. Receipt of tuition remission is contingent upon full-time enrollment through Stern. It is up to the student to secure a TF/GA position with a faculty member or administrative office. Please note the following guidelines when making decisions regarding TF/GA opportunities:

  1. Students will only receive tuition remission for TF/GA opportunities when they are in residence at the school in which they are a TF/GA. Students who TF/GA for one school while in residence at the other will be paid via paycheck and those payments will be subject to all applicable taxes.
  2. For a comprehensive listing of positions as well as detailed information, please visit the Student Jobs website.