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Financial Aid

The FAFSA Application for 2021-2022 is Now Available

The FIT 2021-2022 FAFSA deadline for priority consideration for all students is: January 15, 2021.

FIT, like most colleges and universities, uses a common application process the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid or FAFSA on the StudentAid.gov website. Students must reapply each academic year to establish eligibility and for consideration for awards.  Students are strongly encouraged to adhere to the financial aid filing dates for priority consideration.

FIT FAFSA Code: 002866

New York State Residents

The Excelsior Scholarship for Spring 2021 is Now Available

The Excelsior Scholarship application for Spring 2021 is now available and will close at 11:59:59 pm on February 11, 2021. To apply, go to the  Excelsior Scholarship application on the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website.  If you already applied for Fall 2020, then you do not have to complete this application.To see additional information, please go to Excelsior FAQs

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

New York State - FIT TAP Codes:  

apply, go to the Higher Education Services Corporation - HESC website.

Associate Programs - 2070  Bachelor Programs - 0975

Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID and their 2019 income information to complete the student's 2021-2022 application. New York State (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP Application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. If you exited the FAFSA before completing the TAP application – and you filled in your New York State address and a New York State college on the FAFSA – HESC will automatically receive your information in about three days.  HESC will then send you an email or postcard with directions to complete the TAP application online.

For more TAP information, please check our State Grants page to available state grant deadlines and eligibility information. The application deadline for TAP is June 30 of the academic year for which the aid is sought.

FAFSA for Spring 2021

FAFSA Priority Deadline for Spring 2021 Applicants is November 1, 2020

This deadline is for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline. Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA for Spring 2021 using your 2018 tax information. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID to apply. You will also need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA for Fall 2021, using your 2019 tax information

Current Status of Financial Aid Processing:

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Financial Aid Services at FIT is currently working remotely. We will be continuing to process your financial aid. We recommend that any documents being sent to Financial Aid Services be attached to your email, as we will not be able to receive faxes or mail at this time.

Our financial aid email accounts are the best way to stay in contact with us. We will try to get back to you as soon as we can but due to the current situation, there may be a delay. We thank you for your patience during these times.

While we recommend using the IRS data retrieval tool on the FAFSA to submit tax information, if you choose to email a copy of your tax return we recommend blanking out all but the last four digits of any social security numbers listed on the return. PLEASE make sure to put the student's FIT ID number on the top of ALL DOCUMENTS.

If you are sending documents to Financial Aid Services, we request that you email your documents in PDF, JPEG or TIFF formats to [email protected].  An example of the 2018 IRS 1040 and the 3 schedules (that may be required for 2020-2021 FAFSA) are attached, as well as the example of the 2019 IRS 1040 and the 3 schedules (that may be required for 2021-2022 FAFSA)

  • For all financial aid inquiries please email [email protected].
  • For all Work Study questions please email [email protected].
  • For all loan questions please email [email protected].
  • More information is forthcoming regarding Fall 2020 semester plans.  Visit fitnyc.edu/restart for the most recent developments.
  • You can see more details and updated information at FIT regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19), visit the Current Status page.

FIT Financial Aid Services

FIT is committed to providing superior education at an affordable cost and to helping you find a way to pay for it. Financial aid is available from a variety of sources from scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study. FIT endowed scholarships are donated to the FIT Foundation by many companies, organizations, and individuals.

How do I apply?
Who is eligible?  When do I apply?
What aid and scholarships are available?
What loans are available?

Announcements

New York State - The Senator José Peralta 
New York State DREAM Act 

The Senator José Peralta New York State Dream Act gives undocumented and other students access to the Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program, as well as other state‐administered scholarships that were not previously available to them. Please visit the HESC website at hesc.ny.gov\dream to view the eligibility requirements and application for the DREAM Act. 

COVID-19 Scam Targeting Students

A warning from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been issued regarding a current email scam that is being sent to students advertising how to receive the economic stimulus check. These phishing emails have misleading subject lines such as “Memo from The Financial Aid (COVID-19 Relief Fund)” and ask students personal information. Do not answer email asking for your login information or follow a link that will download malware. 

For more information you can visit our Scams page.

 

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