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Financial Aid Awareness for 2018-2019

Financial Aid Events for Fall 2017

Excelsior Scholarship Town Hall

October 10 Tuesday  1– 2 pm Seminar Room 5 
FIT Conference Center

Scholarship Workshop

November 9 Thursday  1– 2 pm

Seminar Room 5
FIT Conference Center

How to Pay for College – Information Sessions

October 17 Tuesday 1– 2 pm  A341A Dubinsky Center
October 19 Thursday 5 – 6pm C205 Feldman Center  

Hands-On FAFSA Workshops

October 19 Thursday 1 – 2 pm C313
Feldman Center
October 25 Wednesday 1 – 2 pm C409
Feldman Center
November 7 Tuesday 1 – 2 pm C313
Feldman Center
November 14 Tuesday 4:30 – 6 pm C315 
Feldman Center
November 16 Thursday 1 – 2 pm C313
Feldman Center


October 20 through December 1
10 am – 4 pm

Financial Aid Services,
Dubinsky Student Center - Room A212A

Students can walk-in to our office for hands-on help with their FAFSA applications.


New York State's Excelsior Scholarship

Applications for Spring 2018 should be available now.  The deadline is:
December 4, 2017. Go to hesc.ny.gov/excelsior to learn about this scholarship.

To see more information about the Excelsior Scholarship you can go to:

Excelsior Scholarship Fact Sheet
Excelsior Scholarship FAQ's

Direct Stafford Loan Counseling - Entrance Counseling for Fall 2017

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. If you were unable to attend the in-person counseling sessions at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, you can complete both the counseling session and the MPN online at StudentLoans.gov.

Direct Stafford Loan Counseling - Exit Counseling for Spring 2017

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.

Financial Aid Services "in-person" Direct Stafford Loan Exit Counseling Sessions for  Spring 2017 semester have ended.  We will still provide a personalized folder for you and you should have received and email from the Loan Team with instructions.  If you have any questions regarding your exit counseling or your loans you can contact the Loan Team at FITLoans@fitnyc.edu. An online exit counseling session can also be completed at StudentLoans.gov.