Student Guide

College is an exciting time of academic exploration, self-discovery, and planning for the future. FIT aims to provide support and accommodations so that you can excel in the classroom and beyond! 

Discussing disabilities and accommodations can be a challenge, but there are ways to prepare yourself before you talk to your instructors.

» Communicating with Instructors

FIT is a public institution of higher education, a community college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY). As a result, FIT disburses financial aid in the form of small grants, federal college work study, and other federal and state monies for eligible students through the Office of Financial Aid.

There are no specific FIT grants for students with disabilities.

Each state has a vocational rehabilitation agency. For New York State residents with visual impairments, ACCESS-VR and C.B.V.H. are possible sources of funding, depending on vocational goals.

Making informed decisions about life choices begins before graduation. Working a part-time job or completing an internship can help you to connect with future careers. But what does it take to go from an internship, or a part-time job, to that top paying job? 

» Career Planning Guide

There are many advocacy groups and support organizations that exist to help individuals with disabilities lead independent lives.

» Additional Support and Information