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Cost of Attendance (COA)

Total cost of attendance varies from student to student and may change each year depending on residency, program, housing, and other factors.

The table below gives examples of the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for a student that is a New York State resident commuting to FIT, a student that is a New York State resident living in a dormitory, and an out-of-state student living in a dormitory. These estimations are for academic year 2018-2019.

Types of Costs

Direct costs are costs are paid directly to the Fashion Institute of Technology, such as tuition, fees, and room and board.

Indirect costs are not be paid to FIT directly, and would include expenses such as transportation, books, supplies, off-campus housing, and personal care.

Types of Costs and Estimated Amounts, Associate's Degree Students

       

Type of Cost

NY State
Associate Level
Commuter
NY State
Associate Level
in Dorm
Out-of-State
Associate Level
in Dorm
     
Tuition $4,890 $4,890 $14,690
Fees* $850 $850 $850
Dormitory**   $ 14,480 $ 14,480
Subtotal $5,740 $20,220
 $30,000
     
 Books & Supplies***  $1,850 $1850 $1,850
Lunch & Maintenance $2,250    
Personal  $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Transportation **** $1,100 $650 $ 650
TOTAL $12,440 $24,220 $34,000

 

Types of Costs and Estimated Amounts, Bachelor's Degree Students

       

Type of Cost

NY State
Bachelor Level
Commuter
NY State
Bachelor Level
in Dorm Apt.
Out-of-State
Bachelor Level
in Dorm Apt.
     
Tuition $6,870 $6,870 $20,792
Fees* $850 $850 $850
Dormitory**   $ 18,468 18,468
Subtotal $7,720
$26,188
 $40,110
     
 Books & Supplies***  $1,850 $1,850 $1,850
Lunch & Maintenance $2,250    
Personal  $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Transportation**** $1,100 $650 $650 
TOTAL $14,420 $30,188 $44,110

* Basic fees. Other fees may be incurred depending on health insurance and courses taken. Health Insurance - This insurance must be purchased by all full-time students unless evidence of other coverage is submitted. See Health Services for more information.

** Dorm fee includes meals. Fees will vary depending on dorm.

*** Art and Design students can expect to pay about $1,850; Business and Technology students about $1,200.

**** Out-of-state commuters and long distance commuter transportation estimate is $2,700.

Remember these budgets are estimated and all charges are subject to change.

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