Welcome admitted students!
Our entire community looks forward to welcoming you to campus this fall! You will need to follow a few important steps to secure a place in the fall 2017 entering class and be prepared to enroll. Please review the enrollment checklist below and contact the individual departments for additional information or assistance.
Take a selfie with your folder and post it using #fitwelcome Tag FIT’s social media channels: Facebook (facebook.com/FashionInstituteofTechnology), Instagram (@FITNYC), Twitter (@FIT) and LinkedIn (Fashion Institute of Technology). Send in the Candidate Reply Form and the $150 nonrefundable tuition deposit, postmarked by the May 1 deadline, to secure your place in the fall 2017 entering class You may submit the $150 tuition deposit by check, money order, or credit card authorization. Checks/money orders should be made payable to FIT. The student identification number noted on the Candidate Reply Form and the offer of admission letter must be listed on your check/money order. We cannot process tuition deposits online so please mail your Candidate Reply Form and tuition deposit in the postage-paid envelope enclosed in your offer of admission folder or address your envelope to: Bursar’s Office, Cashiering Operations, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street, Room B127, New York, NY 10001-5992.
Please Note: We cannot guarantee your place in the entering class if your tuition deposit is not submitted by the deadline listed on your Candidate Reply Form.
Visit MyFIT to review and accept your financial aid award or check the status of your award If you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of February 1, 2017, you will receive a notification from Financial Aid Services regarding the status of your award. Students who submitted the FAFSA after the priority deadline will be processed on a rolling basis. If you have not filed a FAFSA, you may do so at fafsa.gov. Late filers may be expected to submit their tuition payments prior to receiving their financial aid award. You will be reimbursed for aid that was awarded after the FAFSA deadline.
Detailed information on all aspects of the financial aid process can be found at fitnyc.edu/financial-aid. You may contact a member of Financial Aid Services at 212 217.3560 or make arrangements to meet individually with a financial aid counselor. Appointments can be scheduled on the financial aid website.
Please note that federal, state, and/or FIT aid is awarded only to citizens/permanent residents of the United States. International students may apply for assistance from the Alternative Loan Program or visit the following sites for more detailed information: educationusa.state.gov, www.internationalstudent.com, www.edupass.org/finaid, www.iefa.org
If you plan to live in a FIT residence hall, the online housing application will be available starting May 4 You can access the housing application at myfit.fitnyc.edu. A $500 nonrefundable deposit must be submitted with your housing application to hold your space in a residence hall. Please note that your tuition deposit must be processed before you can apply for housing.
Detailed information on FIT’s residence halls and meal plan options can be found at fitnyc.edu/housing. Alumni, Coed, Nagler, and Kaufman Halls house a total of 2,300 undergraduates and have single, double, triple, quad, and apartment-style rooms. Alumni, Coed, and Nagler are located on 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues directly across the street from the main campus. Newly admitted undergraduate students typically live in one of the 27th Street residence halls, while currently enrolled students live in Kaufman Hall on 31st Street. Students living in traditional residence-style halls are required to have a meal plan through FIT’s dining service.
Complete and submit the required Health History and Immunization forms by the August 1 deadline FIT’s Health Services Office is a primary care facility staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. All students registered for six or more credit hours per semester must complete the Health History and Immunization forms by August 1. To access the online Health History Form please register at the FIT Health Portal at fit.studenthealthportal.com. The Immunization Form is available online at fitnyc.edu/health-services.
If you will be under 18 years of age when you enroll at FIT, your parent/guardian must submit the Medical Consent Form which is available online at fitnyc.edu/health-services. FIT has a mandatory student health insurance policy for any student enrolled full-time or taking 12 or more credit hours. The college’s student insurance plan is brokered by Gallagher Student. Students will be charged each semester for coverage unless they have an equivalent or better policy. Students may waive the Gallagher Student coverage by completing the waiver form online by September 15 at www.gallagherstudent.com/fit.
Register for FIT-ABLE Students seeking accommodations are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE). For detailed information on services, registration, and documentation, please visit fitnyc.edu/fitable. Complete the 2017 International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) to secure an I-20 or to transfer F-1 status if you are an international student Admitted international students wishing to secure an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) status) or to transfer their F-1 status to FIT must complete and submit the 2017 International Student Financial Statement (ISFS). The ISFS form can be found at fitnyc.edu/iss. FIT will issue an I-20 within five working days if you have submitted the $150 tuition deposit, completed the ISFS, and submitted the necessary documentation.
International students who do not require an I-20 must complete the waiver section on page 4 of the ISFS. In order to apply for an F-1 visa from a U.S. Consulate, you must provide the following: evidence of your ability to finance your studies, copy of the offer of admission letter, receipt for the $150 tuition deposit, receipt showing payment of the $200 SEVIS fee, and a valid passport. More detailed information on all aspects of the process can be found at fitnyc.edu/iss. All international students must attend the New Student Orientation Week (August 21-27) in order to comply with federal regulations requiring the student to check-in at the International Student Services Office within 30 days of enrolling.
Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor and register for classes You will receive an email invitation from the Academic Advisement Center and the Registrar’s Office with information on setting up your fall class schedule. Look out for email instructions for MyPhoto You will receive an email request to send us your photo so we can have your identification card ready when you arrive on campus. Participate in the New Student Orientation Week August 21- 27 You will be invited to a mandatory, week-long orientation program hosted by the Department of Student Life. The orientation includes numerous activities to help you make an easy transition to FIT. A detailed schedule of events can be found at fitnyc.edu/orientation. Pay your fall 2017 bills Tuition and fees are billed to student accounts each semester in advance of the August 1 due date. The Bursar's Office will send you an email notification when your invoice can be viewed and you can submit payment at myfit.fitnyc.edu on the e-Bill and Payment Suite portal. Detailed information on costs and payment deadlines can be found at fitnyc.edu/bursar. New York State Residency New York State residents are charged a different tuition rate than our out-of-state students. Your residency status is based on the information included in your application for admission. To qualify as a New York State resident, you must have established legal residence by maintaining a domicile in New York State for a period of at least one year preceding the date of the start of the semester. A domicile is defined as "a fixed permanent home to which the student intends to return after being absent for a period of time." More detailed information on the definition of legal resident can be found at fitnyc.edu/bursar.
If you are a New York State resident living outside the five boroughs of New York City, you are charged a county differential and must file an affidavit and application for a Certificate of Residence. Once the Bursar’s Office receives your Certificate of Residence verified by your home county administrator or treasurer’s office, your account will be adjusted to the resident tuition rate. In order to ensure you will be billed at the resident rate, your documentation must be submitted to the Bursar’s Office no later than September 15. Detailed information can be found at fitnyc.edu/bursar.
Stay connected Be sure to check your FIT student email (myfit.fitnyc.edu) frequently for more important information.