FEDERAL FILING DEADLINES FOR FIT
Financial Aid application deadlines for "priority consideration":
November 1, 2015 for SPRING 2016 Admissions
February 15, 2016 for 2016-2017 - NEW APPLICANTS
March 1, 2015 for 2016-2017 - CURRENT STUDENTS
You may still be eligible for some programs even if you apply after the deadline. Priority is given to early filers for limited grants, scholarship funds, and work study. If you file late you may also be responsible for paying your charges from your own resources or need to set up a payment plan with FIT and wait for a refund once your aid is processed. For more information about filing you may view our page How to Apply for Financial Aid.
DIRECT STAFFORD COUNSELING
All students who are receiving Direct Stafford Loans for the first time at FIT must complete an Entrance Counseling Session before their loan funds can be disbursed. If you were unable to complete your Entrance Counseling at one of the sessions provided at the beginning of the semester, you may also complete
- Book an appointment at Financial Aid Services and PLEASE write in the description box that you are "Requesting a Direct Loan counseling session".
- Complete it online anytime at StudentLoans.gov. It will take about 20-30 minutes to complete the session. We will receive confirmation in approximately 3 - 4 days.
Exit counseling group sessions will begin this November. A list of dates will be posted at Financial Aid Services or you may go to Direct Loan Counseling Session. Please notify us which session you will attend so that we may prepare a personalized folder for you with your loan information.