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Financial Aid

SUNY Financial Aid Day at FIT
Online Session
Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 AM

Financial aid professionals will answer your questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, types of aid available, and the award process. You can make a reservation on the SUNY website.

Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID and their 2019 income information to complete the student's 2021-2022 application.

FAFSA for Spring 2021

The FAFSA Priority Deadline for Spring 2021 Applicants is NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA for Spring 2021 using your 2018 tax information. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID to apply. You will also need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA for Fall 2021, using your 2019 tax information. 


The FAFSA Application for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is Now Available

The  FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID and their 2019 income information to complete the student's 2021-2022 application.

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

The FIT 2021-2022 FAFSA deadline for priority consideration for new, transfer, and current students is:  January 15, 2021.

This deadline is for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline.

Current Status of Financial Aid Processing:

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Financial Aid Services at FIT is currently working remotely. We will be continuing to process your financial aid. We recommend that any documents being sent to Financial Aid Services be attached to your email, as we will not be able to receive faxes or mail at this time.

Our financial aid email accounts are the best way to stay in contact with us. We will try to get back to you as soon as we can but due to the current situation, there may be a delay. We thank you for your patience during these times.

While we recommend using the IRS data retrieval tool on the FAFSA to submit tax information, if you choose to email a copy of your tax return we recommend blanking out all but the last four digits of any social security numbers listed on the return. PLEASE make sure to put the student's FIT ID number on the top of ALL DOCUMENTS.

If you are sending documents to Financial Aid Services, we request that you email your documents in PDF, JPEG or TIFF formats to [email protected].  An example of the 2018 IRS 1040 and the 3 schedules (that may be required for 2020-2021 FAFSA) are attached. 

FIT Financial Aid Services

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.

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New York State - The Senator José Peralta 
New York State DREAM Act 

Please visit the HESC website at hesc.ny.gov\dream to view the eligibility requirements and application under the DREAM Act. 


COVID-19 Scam Targeting Students

A warning from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been issued regarding a current email scam that is being sent to students advertising how to receive the economic stimulus check. These phishing emails have misleading subject lines such as “Memo from The Financial Aid (COVID-19 Relief Fund)” and ask students personal information. Do not answer email asking for your login information or follow a link that will download malware. 

For more information you can visit our Scams page.