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Financial Aid

The FAFSA Application for 2022-2023 Opens October 1, 2021.

Students and parents can complete their FAFSA application for 2022-2023 beginning October 1st. You will need your tax information from the tax year 2020. The 2022-2023 FAFSA Deadline for priority consideration, for all students, is January 15, 2022.

FIT, like most colleges and universities, uses a common application process the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid or FAFSA on the 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

The Excelsior Scholarship Application for students for the 2021-22 academic year has passed. You may go to the Excelsior Scholarship Application information page if you would like to receive updates, submit your email address to be notified by email and/or opt-in for texting notifications to your mobile phone number. 
For additional information, you may also go to Excelsior Scholarship FAQs

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

New York State - FIT TAP Codes:  
Associate Programs - 2070  Bachelors 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 2022

FAFSA Priority Deadline for Spring 2022 Applicants is November 1, 2021

This deadline is for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline. Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA for Spring 2022 using your 2019 tax information. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID to apply. You will also need to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA for Fall 2022, using your 2020 tax information

Current Status of Financial Aid Processing:

Our financial aid email accounts are the best way to stay in contact with us
While we recommend using the IRS data retrieval tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA to submit tax information, if you choose to email tax returns, be sure to put the student's FIT ID number on the top of all pages.  Please note that your file may be delayed if you do not use the IRS DRT. 
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 is attached of the 2019 IRS 1040 and the 3 schedules  that may be required for your 2021-2022 FAFSA.

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.

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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 to view the eligibility requirements and to go to the DREAM Act Application

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.