Development and Alumni Affairs
FIT is a dream come true for talented and creative students seeking a life of professional excellence in design and business. We are proud to be a part of the State University of New York, offering an affordable, world-class education to nearly ten thousand students who flock to the college from coast to coast and around the globe. Drawn to our extraordinary New York City location, they stay for our groundbreaking curricula, outstanding faculty of working professionals, blend of rigorous academics and real-world experience, intimate industry connections and active alumni network, and forward-looking commitment to research and innovation.
As with many colleges, tuition and public funding alone are not enough to provide scholarships, build first-class facilities, and continue to nurture the aspirations of the students we serve. We welcome our friends, supporters, and alumni to join the FIT community, where we work together to create the world’s next wave of inspiring creators, transformative innovators, and provocative thinkers.
FIT is about opportunity—and it’s also about access. Our rigorous programs can lead to great careers in the creative industries, and it’s our mission to make them available to every student with the ability, drive, and desire to succeed in those fields.
Our goal is to ensure that no talented student is denied the benefits of a FIT education because of financial hardship. Approximately $3 million in scholarships and aid is awarded to more than 2,000 students annually, making it possible for them to pursue their dreams.