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Orientation Week - Welcome!

During Orientation Week Financial Aid Services will be participating in several sessions on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Financing Your Future

Wednesday August 22  -  Morning Sessions - Katie Murphy Amphitheater

9:30 am, 10:15 am, 11:45 am & 12:30 pm

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

If you are awarded a Direct Stafford Loan for the first time at FIT, you must complete an entrance counseling session and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) before your loan funds can be disbursed.  Financial Aid Services hosted on-campus at the beginning of the semester:


Wednesday August 22 2:30 pm Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Wednesday August 22 3:30 pm Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater

If you are unable to attend during Orientation Week, we will also have additional Entrance Counseling Sessions at the beginning of the semester, or you can complete both the counseling session and the MPN online at StudentLoans.gov

Federal Work-Study Session - New Participants

If you have been awarded Federal Work-Study for the first time, you are required to attend a Training Session.  There will be one session during Orientation Week:

Wednesday August 22 4:30 PM Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater

If you are unable to attend during Orientation Week, we will also have additional sessions at the beginning of the Fall Semester.  Please contact  FWS@fitnyc.edu for information regarding the additional dates.


Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship application for the 2018-2019 academic year has passed. For more specific information regarding your eligibility and the requirements you need to apply you can go to our State Grants page.  In addition, you can go to the Excelsior Scholarship page on the HESC website.

Direct Loan Exit Counseling for Spring 2018

Exit counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment. At FIT you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in your degree program to be considered half-time for Direct Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and Graduate PLUS Loans.

If you were unable to attend one of our on-campus Exit Counseling sessions during this Spring 2018 semester, you may still contact our loan team at FITLoans@fitnyc.edu to set up an exit counseling session.

You may also complete your exit counseling online at StudentLoans.gov. If you have any questions regarding your loans, you may contact our loan team at FITLoans@fitnyc.edu.