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Admissions to Hofstra University through the NOAH Scholars Program


To be eligible for the NOAH Program, an applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate or have a state-approved equivalency diploma (with a composite score not higher than 310) or its equivalent.
  • Be economically disadvantaged as defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.
  • Be a resident of New York state and eligible for New York state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
  • Attend high school in a New York state-recognized high-needs school district

Admission and Financial Aid

Candidates must submit an undergraduate application to Hofstra University prior to February 1.

To facilitate the processing of applications, candidates should:

  • Schedule an appointment to meet with their high school guidance counselor for college preparation.
  • Complete the First-Year Student Application for Undergraduate Admission online at hofstra.edu/apply.
  • Obtain a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from their high school guidance department. The FAFSA should be filed before February 1.
  • Submit application and supporting documentation, which includes:
    1. Two letters of recommendation
    2. Official copies of high school transcripts
    3. Personal essay

The Financial Aid Statement Form will be forwarded under separate cover, upon receipt of your application by the Office of Admission.

Upon receipt of all completed application materials, the Office of Admission will determine academic eligibility, and the Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility for financial awards. Once eligibility is determined, invited candidates must attend an individual and/or group interview.

When accepted students are identified as NOAH academic scholarship recipients, financial award letters are prepared, based upon the students’ financial needs, as determined by the FAFSA.
Awards are made available through funding from Hofstra University, as well as from federal and state grants and loans. NOAH students typically receive substantial financial aid packages, which may cover a significant portion of their education costs.