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Financial Aid

FIT is committed to providing superior education at an affordable cost and to helping you find a way to pay for it. Financial aid is available from a variety of sources from scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study. FIT endowed scholarships are donated to the FIT Foundation by many companies, organizations, and individuals.

How do I apply?
Who is eligible?
When do I apply?

What aid and scholarships are available?
What loans are available?


SUNY Financial Aid Day

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - John E. Reeves Great Hall

On Saturday, November 9, FIT will host a SUNY Financial Aid Day beginning at 9:00 am. Included in the days events are "Hands-On" sessions with Financial Aid counselors to help you complete your 
2020-2021 FAFSA application. Registration is at: suny.edu/studentevents.

Financial Aid Awareness Events

Financial Aid Services will be hosting workshops and sessions during the Fall Semester. Information regarding the  types of financial aid, how to pay for college and "hands-on" help with your FAFSA application will be available for students and parents of both FIT students and prospective students. For list of events see our News and Events page.


FIT Spring 2020 applicants FAFSA Priority Deadline: October 15, 2019

Go to the FAFSA website and complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA application.  Please note: New students for Spring 2020 will also need to complete the 2020-2021 application for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Priority Deadline for new, transfer and current FIT students:  January 15, 2020

The above deadlines listed are for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline.  If you file late, you may be responsible for paying your bill from your own resources or setting up a payment plan with FIT and waiting for a refund once your aid is processed. Go to the FAFSA website to apply.

For state aid, please check our State Grants page to available state grant deadlines and eligibility information.

Excelsior Scholarship

For New York State Residents, the 2019-2020 Excelsior Scholarship Application for new applicants is now closed.  To see more information  about the Excelsior Scholarship go to the HESC website.  We will post the Spring 2020 application date as soon as it is announced.


Tax Information cannot be submitted by email. You may mail, fax or bring these documents to our office.

Student Loan Scams! Recently FIT Students & Alumni have been contacted about Loan Forgiveness Programs. These are not endorsed by FIT Financial Aid Services. Please see our SCAMS page for more information.