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Financial Aid

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?

Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA Application Deadlines

2020-2021 Academic Year

Deadline for priority consideration for new, transfer, and current students: January 15, 2020.

Spring 2020 -  Admitted Students

Deadline for priority consideration for new students: 
October 15, 2019

The above deadlines listed are for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadlines.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) for the academic years is now available at fafsa.gov. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID  and their 2017 income tax information (for 2019-20) or their 2018 income information for 2020-2021, to complete the student's application.

For state aid, please check our State Grants page to available state grant deadlines and eligibility information.

Excelsior Scholarship

Application for the Spring 2020 Excelsior Scholarship has passed. To see more information  about the Excelsior Scholarship go to the HESC website.  


Tax Information cannot be submitted by email. You may mail, fax or bring these documents to our office.

Student Loan Scams! Recently FIT Students & Alumni have been contacted about Loan Forgiveness Programs. These are not endorsed by FIT Financial Aid Services. Please see our SCAMS page for more information.