Withdrawal and Refund Information

If at any time you decide to decline your residence hall space, you must complete an online withdrawal form, which is sent directly to the Residential Life Office. Please note: withdrawing from the college does not automatically withdraw you from housing. See: Withdrawing from the College

If you wish to be released from your housing contract, you must complete an online housing withdrawal request. Submitting this request does not guarantee release from the Housing Contract.

Once you complete this request you will receive a confirmation email from the Residential Life Office regarding the status of your withdrawal. If you are approved for a withdrawal you will have 48 hours to vacate your space and return your key to the Residential Life Office. Housing refunds will be processed according to the refund schedule found in the Residence Contract.

Appeals to the refund policy must be submitted via the Appeal Request Form.

Students who are graduating, students enrolled in a college exchange program, or students withdrawing from the college must complete the housing withdrawal request. Questions regarding refund checks/payments should be directed to the Bursar's Office at (212) 217-3680.

Students who are already living in campus housing and are withdrawing from the residence halls MUST ADHERE to the established check-out procedure.

Residence Hall Refund Policy

Winter & Summer Semesters

There will be no refunds for monies paid/owed to FIT for Winter/Summer housing upon withdrawal or dismissal.

Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semesters)

August 28, 2022  Last day to receive 100% refund for fall minus housing deposit
September 4, 2022 Last day to receive 75% refund for fall minus housing deposit
September 11, 2022 Last day to receive 50% refund for fall minus housing deposit
September 18, 2022 Last day to receive 25% refund for fall minus housing deposit


The following refund policy applies even if Resident does not move into the residence halls. If a student’s application for residence accommodation is not accepted, the $500 deposit will be refunded in full.

A resident who officially withdraws or has been dismissed from FIT for either academic or disciplinary reasons is not released from the obligations of this Contract unless otherwiseagreed.

The Residence Contract is binding for the full academic year. Residents who withdraw or are dismissed will be responsible for a minimum charge of $500.00, and should consult the refund schedule for financial penalties incurred as a result of terminating the Contract. Withdrawal charges/refunds are issued in accordance with the College’s Withdrawal Refund schedule minus the applicable withdrawal fee. Please refer to the College’s tuition and fee refund policy and website for information and dates.

All refunds will be credited to Resident’s account through the Bursar’s office. 

If a resident vacates a suite/room without the consent of Residential Life prior to the end of the stated Term of the housing contract the Resident shall remain responsible for the costs of the entire stated Term of the Contract. Failure to occupy a space after signing the housing contract does not relieve the Resident of the responsibility to fulfill the terms and financial obligations of the housing contract.

With the consent of Residential Life, the housing contract may be terminated at the end of the fall semester due to early graduation, study abroad, academic dismissal, transfer of schools, withdrawal or military service. Requests for early release from the housing contract for reasons other than those mentioned above are granted only under rare and extenuating/unforeseen circumstances through the withdrawal process.


Meal Plans

Refunds for meal plans are processed according to the same refund schedule as housing and tution refunds. Refunds will not be issued for meals or declining balance dollars that have already been used.