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NEW - FSA ID REPLACES THE FEDERAL PIN

Beginning May 10, 2015 the Federal Student Aid PIN will be replaced with the FSA ID. A username and password that students, parents and borrowers must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. For more information please visit our webpage:
How to Apply for Financial Aid.

FEDERAL FILING DEADLINES FOR FIT

Financial Aid application deadlines for "priority consideration":
February 15, 2015 for 2015-2016  - NEW APPLICANTS
March 1, 2015 for 2015-2016 - CURRENT STUDENTS
November 1, 2014 for SPRING 2015 Admissions

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

EXIT COUNSELING

    Exit counseling group sessions will begin this April. 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.

    • Call Financial Aid Services at (212) 217-3560
    • Email our Loan Team at DL@fitnyc.edu

    ENTRANCE 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. We provided sessions during Orientation Week and additional sessions in February, a list is on our webpage Direct Stafford Loan Counseling.

    You may also complete this requirement 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.

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