Welcome, admitted students!
Our entire community looks forward to welcoming you to campus this fall! You will need to follow a few important steps to secure a place in the fall 2020 entering class and to be prepared to enroll. Please review the enrollment items listed below, and contact the individual departments for additional information or assistance.
You may submit the $150 nonrefundable tuition deposit online using a major credit card/electronic check. Please log into your MYFIT account and follow the instructions below.
- Click the Applicant link in the menu
- Click the Pay Your Tuition Deposit link (this will open a new tab)
- Click on the Deposits tab at the top of the page
- Select Tuition Deposit
- Continue through the steps to enter account information and submit payment
You will receive an email confirmation that the payment has been submitted and an email confirmation from the Admissions Office within one business day.
If you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of January 15, 2020, you will receive a notification from Financial Aid Services regarding the status of your award. Students who submitted the FAFSA after the priority deadline will be processed on a rolling basis. If you have not filed a FAFSA, you may do so on the Federal Student Aid FAFSA website. Late filers may be expected to submit their tuition payments prior to receiving their financial aid award. You will be reimbursed for aid that was awarded after the FAFSA deadline.
Detailed information on all aspects of the financial aid process can be found at FIT Financial Aid Services. You may contact a member of Financial Aid Services at (212) 217-3560. In addition, you may visit Financial Aid Services located in the David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A-212A. Office hours are from 9 am to 4:45 pm, with the exception of Thursday, when the office is open until 5:45 pm.
Please note that federal, state, and/or FIT aid is awarded only to citizens and eligible
permanent residents of the United States. International students may apply for assistance
from the Alternative Loan Program or visit the following sites for more detailed information:
» Education USA
Please note that your $150 nonrefundable tuition deposit must be processed before you can apply for housing. You can access the housing application by logging in to MyFIT. A $500 nonrefundable housing deposit must be submitted with your housing application to hold your space in a residence hall.
Detailed information on FIT’s residence halls and meal plan options can be found at FIT Residential Life. Newly admitted undergraduate students typically live in Alumni, Coed, or Nagler halls located on West 27th Street. Students living in one of the West 27th Street residence halls are required to have a meal plan through FIT’s dining service. Currently enrolled students live in Kaufman Hall, located on West 31st Street.
FIT Health Services is a primary care facility staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. All students must complete a Health History form and a Notice of Privacy Practices and Consent form online using the FIT Health Portal.
If you will be under 18 years of age upon arrival at FIT, your parent/guardian must complete a Parental Consent form online using the FIT Health Portal. All information is confidential and will be kept on file in order to provide health care services to students during their enrollment at FIT.
Students registered for six or more credit hours per semester must comply with the immunization requirements in accordance with the New York State Public Health Law. Details of the immunization requirements and the immunization form are available at FIT Health Services. Please submit the immunization form by August 1, 2020.
FIT has a mandatory health insurance policy for full-time students. All full-time domestic and international undergraduates enrolled in 12 or more credits are automatically enrolled and billed for the student health insurance. Students can be excused from the mandatory insurance if they have equal or better health coverage from another U.S.-based company. In order to waive the mandatory insurance, it is necessary to complete and submit an online health insurance waiver form by September 15, 2020.
All students with a disability, as well as pregnant students, seeking reasonable accommodations are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE). For detailed information on services, registration, and documentation, please visit Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE).
Admitted international students wishing to secure an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 status) or to transfer their F-1 status to FIT must complete and submit the 2020 International Student Financial Statement (ISFS). The ISFS form can be found at FIT International Student Services. FIT will issue an I-20 within five working days if you have submitted the $150 nonrefundable tuition deposit, completed the ISFS, and submitted the necessary documentation. International students who do not require an I-20 must complete the waiver section on page 4 of the ISFS.
In order to apply for an F-1 visa from a U.S. Consulate, you must provide the following:
- evidence of your ability to finance your studies
- a copy of the offer of admission letter
- a receipt showing payment of the $350 SEVIS fee
- a valid passport
More detailed information on all aspects of the visa process may be found on FIT's Obtaining an F-1 Visa webpage. All international students must attend an International Student Orientation session, which will be held during New Student Orientation, August 24–28, 2020.
You will receive an email invitation from the Academic Advisement Center and the Registrar’s Office with information on setting up your fall class schedule.
You will receive an email request to send us your photo so we can have your identification card ready when you arrive on campus.
You will be invited to a mandatory orientation program hosted by the Department of Student Life. Orientation includes numerous activities to help you make an easy transition to FIT.
» Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology: August 24–26
» School of Art and Design: August 26–28
» School of Liberal Arts: August 26–28
A detailed schedule of events can be found at FIT New Student Orientation.
Tuition and fees are billed to student accounts each semester in advance of the August 3, 2020 due date. The Bursar’s Office will send you an email notification when your invoice can be viewed and you can submit payment by logging in to MyFIT and using e-Bill and Payment Suite portal. Detailed information on costs and payment deadlines can be found at FIT Office of the Bursar.
New York State residents are charged a different tuition rate from our out-of-state students. Your residency status is based on the information included in your application for admission. To qualify as a New York State resident, you must have established legal residence by maintaining a domicile in New York State for a period of at least one year preceding the date of the start of the semester. A domicile is defined as “a fixed permanent home to which the student intends to return after being absent for a period of time.” More detailed information on the definition of legal resident can be found at FIT Office of the Bursar.
If you are a New York State resident living outside the five boroughs of New York City, you are charged a county differential and must file an affidavit and application for a Certificate of Residence. Once the Bursar’s Office receives your Certificate of Residence verified by your home county administrator or treasurer’s office, your account will be adjusted to the resident tuition rate. In order to ensure you will be billed at the resident rate, your documentation must be submitted to the Bursar’s Office no later than 30 days after the start of the fall semester. Detailed information can be found at Residency.