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The FAFSA Application for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is Now Available

The FIT 2021-2022 FAFSA deadline for priority consideration for new, transfer, and current students is:  January 15, 2021.

The FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open. Both the student and a parent will need an FSA ID and their 2019 income information to complete the student's 2021-2022 application. 

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

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

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The Excelsior Scholarship

The application for the Spring 2021 scholarship has closed. To be notified when the next application opens, you can submit your email on the Excelsior Scholarship page on the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website. For additional information, you may also go to Excelsior FAQs

The FAFSA Priority Deadline for Spring 2021 Applicants - November 1, 2020

This deadline is for "priority" consideration; you may still apply and be eligible for some programs after the deadline. Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA for Spring using your 2018 tax information. You will also need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA for Fall 2021, using your 2019 tax information

Financial Aid Orientation Videos

We presented two different videos as part of  our Orientation Week.  Should you have missed these sessions, they are still available for viewing.

Financing Your Education and Future

This video contains general financial aid information and some financial literacy information. 

Know Your Loans

This video covers the different types of loans and requirements. 

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling Sessions 

All students receiving a Direct Loan for the first time at FIT are required to complete a Loan Counseling Session as one of the final steps in the loan process.  

You may complete your Entrance Loan Counseling online at studentaid.gov.  If you have any questions regarding your loans, you can contact the loan team at [email protected].

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 is attached of the 2019 IRS 1040 and the 3 schedules  that may be required for your 2021-2022 FAFSA.  Should you still need a copy for your 2020-2021 application, an example is attached for the 2018 IRS 1040 and the 3 schedules .

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The Dream Act Application

Please visit the HESC website to view the eligibility requirements for the New York State DREAM Act and to view the eligibility requirements for applying under the New York State DREAM Act. To apply go to the New York State DREAM Act Application.

Exit Counseling

Graduating students, students leaving FIT and students enrolled in less that 6 credits, and have received Direct Stafford Loans, will need to complete an exit counseling session. You may still complete your Exit Counseling 
online at studentaid.govIf you have any questions concerning your counseling, you may contact our Loan Team at [email protected].