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The Excelsior Scholarship 

The Excelsior Scholarship for 2019-2020 for new applicants is open on April 15th.  If you are a current Excelsior Scholarship recipients, you do not need complete this application. Current recipients must complete both their FAFSA application and the TAP application for 2019-2020 in order to maintain eligibility.

For information regarding the New York State Excelsior scholarship you can go to the Excelsior Scholarship FAQ page on the HESC website.

Direct Loan Exit Counseling for Spring 2019

Exit loan counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment. At FIT you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in your degree program to be considered half-time for Direct Stafford Loans. .  Financial Aid Services will provide in-person sessions with counselors from our Loan Team. When you RSVP for one or our sessions, we will prepare for you a personalized folder with your loan information.  To see a list of dates and RSVP information, go to our Direct Loan Counseling Sessions page..

FAFSA Application for 2019 - 2020 

The deadline for priority consideration: January 15, 2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available at fafsa.gov. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID number and their 2017 income tax information to complete the student's application. The above deadline listed is for "priority" consideration, you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline.