Financing Your Education
The Financial Aid Office offers a complete array of financial support services designed to help students to obtain their educational goal with information on how to apply and various financial aid options from scholarships to grants to loans. All students may work on campus through the Student Employment Office.
How Much Does It Cost? You can find our cost of attendance broken down by graduate and undergraduate online. This is a yearly cost and includes not just tuition and fees but housing, room and board, personal costs, and books and supplies.
What will my net cost be after scholarships and financial aid? Prospective freshman applicants are encouraged to try our Net Cost Calculator, which will provide an estimate of scholarships and financial aid based on the information you provide. Our transfer calculator will be up shortly.
Investing in a college education is often a major financial decision, and most students need to look beyond their own limited resources for assistance. About 75 percent of our students receive some kind of financial aid by combining federal, state and institutional funds. Funding can consist of grants, loans, work study, scholarships and tuition management programs, which enable families to space out their payments rather than making one payment up front. Most awards are based on financial need and academic ability.
At Pratt Institute we understand that you can be faced with unexpected circumstances. Special circumstances may encompass involuntary changes in income or employment, divorce or separation, death, transfer of funds from an IRA to the Roth IRA, or other circumstances that have changed the total income level of the family. If you face special circumstances that may affect your eligibility for financial aid or ability to apply, please contact us so we can review your situation. Contact information can be found below.
Our financial aid application process is simple and straight forward. If you follow the directions in our How to Apply section, you will receive your award package early enough to enable you to make a fully informed decision. Most students receive their awards via mail in March immediately after they are accepted. Of course, we hope you will call your Financial Aid Counselor if you have any questions about the forms themselves or about your awards. Our counselors are happy to help you learn about your eligibility for the wide range of financial aid programs available.
The purpose of the student financial aid services at Pratt is to assist students in attaining their college education.
International students are eligible for international merit-based scholarships and are also automatically considered for these upon acceptance. The amounts of awards are similar to the domestic merit-based scholarships, and the awards use the TOEFL or SAT scores as one criterion in addition to portfolio and grades. International students are not eligible for need-based aid and should not file the FAFSA. There is no application for merit-based scholarships; all international students are considered.
Please feel free to contact your Financial Aid Counselor or the office at the information below should you have questions or would like additional assistance.
Pratt Institute - Office of Financial Aid
200 Willoughby Avenue
Myrtle Hall, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Fall/Spring of operation (Fall/Spring)
Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 9 am until 5:00 pm
Thursday 9 am until 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday and Friday: 10am until 4:00 pm
Thursday 10am until 6:00 pm
Summer hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 9 am until 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday: 10am until 4:00 pm