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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?

Complete your FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.  For more information go to How to Apply.


  • Priority filing deadlines for 2018-2019
    New FIT applicants and transfer students:  February 1, 2018
    Current FIT students:  January 15, 2018
  • Excelsior Scholarship for New York Resdients, Sprint 2018
    The Excelsior Scholarship application for Spring 2018 opened October 30, 2017. The deadline is December 4, 2017. The spring 2018 application is open to students first entering college in the spring 2018 term, students who caught up on credits during the fall 2017 term to meet the credit requirement, and current college students who missed the deadline for the fall 2017 application. Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not complete this application. For students who first received an award in fall 2017, no additional action is needed for the spring term.


  • SUNY Financial Aid Day at FIT!
    The program is designed to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, the award process and the types of financial aid available, including the Excelsior Scholarship. Open to all prospective college students and their families.  Register online for SUNY Financial Aid Days.
  • 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.