Occupational Therapy

Applying for Financial Aid

Our office is here to assist you with financing your education. Please read the OT Financial Aid Handbook, which includes detailed application instructions for both MS and OTD concentrations.

Please follow these steps to Apply for Financial Aid for the Occupational Therapy Master of Science Program and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.

You can log in to NetPartner periodically to check the status of your required documents and to see if any additional documents have been requested. Once all documents are in and the materials have been reviewed by your financial aid officer, you will receive a Financial Aid Award letter from our office. Once you receive this letter, you will have additional steps to follow in order to process your aid. 

If you are an international student, you should let us know about any private funding you are considering. We will have to certify the student loans you apply for in order for funds to be disbursed.

It is your responsibility to file the appropriate application forms and to follow up if expected aid is not awarded or has not been disbursed. Remember to keep copies of all your application materials!

You must promptly notify our office should any changes occur in your family's financial circumstances from those which were originally reported. This includes your marriage prior to or during the award period. Your financial aid officer will review changes in your family circumstances throughout the year to determine if there is a change in eligibility for funds.

In addition, you are obligated to notify us about any new income (scholarships, personal loans, etc.) that becomes available after filing your applications. This obligation extends throughout the academic year. You are also required to report anticipated income from external sources (private foundations, state, county or federal agencies, veteran's benefits, Social Security benefits, etc.).

Please review the guidelines for eligibility and application materials listed in the Handbook.

The New York City Board of Education Occupational Therapy Scholarship Program is for professional study at participating colleges or universities in occupational therapy. Scholarships are granted for one year and will be renewable for the second year contingent upon funding. This program covers the full cost of tuition only for courses directly related to the MS programs in occupational therapy. For more information, please contact the BOE directly.