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.
Excelsior Scholarship - NYS Residents
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
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.
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 .
- For all financial aid inquiries please email [email protected].
- For all Work Study questions please email [email protected].
- For all loan questions please email [email protected].
- Information and the most recent developments for the Spring Semester can be found at FIT Campus Restart.
- You can see more details and updated information at FIT regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19), visit the Current Status page.
The Senator José Peralta New York State
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.
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.gov. If you have any questions concerning your counseling, you may contact our Loan Team at [email protected].