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RESTART FALL 2020:   See FIT’s plans and guidelines for fall campus operations, teaching, and learning.

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Financial Aid

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) are attached. 

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?
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What aid and scholarships are available?
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Apply for Financial Aid

The New York State
Excelsior Scholarship 

The Excelsior application for Fall 2020 has closed. Go the the HESC website to leave your email address, you will be notified when the application opens. To see information about the Excelsior Scholarship go to the HESC website.  

The Senator José Peralta 
New York State DREAM Act 

Please visit the HESC website at hesc.ny.gov\dream to view the eligibility requirements and application under the DREAM Act. 

FAFSA Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The deadline for priority consideration for new, transfer, and current students is:  January 15, 2020.

This deadline is for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline.

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 2018 income information to complete the student's 2020-2021 application.

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


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.