Cost of Attendance (COA)

The cost of attendance, also known as the student's budget, represents the student's maximum financial aid eligibility for an academic year. The cost of attendance is an estimation of what a student’s costs may be for a student while in attendance at FIT. Total cost of attendance varies from student to student and may change each year depending on residency, degree program and housing.

Direct Expenses

Direct expenses are charges such as tuition*, fees*, and room and board (if you are in the residence halls) that a student will incur on their billing statement. 

For information about these direct expenses please visit the following links:

Tuition Costs 

Fee Costs 

Residence Hall Costs  

To find out more information about your costs, you may contact the Bursar’s Office at [email protected] for tuition and fees questions, and Residence Life at [email protected] for Residence Hall costs questions.  

Indirect Expenses  

Indirect expenses** are costs that a student may incur on his/her own while attending any college in the United States. These costs are not charged to a student. We estimate your expenses, including books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation. These costs may be incurred by you over the period of enrollment. Please do not confuse these costs with the tuition and fees you pay to FIT.

Books and Supplies  $1,850
Personal  $1,600
Transportation  $1,730

Your cost of attendance is an estimate of the cost associated while in attendance at FIT. 

*Tuition and Fees subject to change at discretion of the College. Other fees may be incurred depending on health insurance and courses taken. Health Insurance must be purchased by all full-time students unless evidence of other coverage is submitted. See Health Services for more information.

** Indirect costs are not charged to the student.  If you are a campus resident, please refer to your bill (when available) to know what your residence hall charges will be.