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Why Support FIT

As a college of the State University of New York, FIT’s operational budget is supported by state and city funding as well as tuition revenue. Public funding allows FIT to continue to provide top-notch education at a lower tuition rate, maintain small class size, retain a quality faculty, and offer cutting-edge technology and facilities. In short, public funding keeps the lights on at FIT.

Private support allows FIT to administer more than 250 named scholarships (for both financial aid and academic excellence), over 50 named awards, and more than 100 departmental funds through its fundraising arm, the Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation.

As a result, the Foundation provides nearly $1 million in aid each year to deserving Fashion Institute of Technology students. That support also helps our academic departments maintain dynamic and relevant curricula, connect with alumni, and develop programs that ensure a collaborative environment with industry professionals.

In short, private support ensures that FIT maintains its status as a renowned creative hub.

Learn more about the many ways you can give.

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