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RIT Financial Aid & CMS Scholarships

RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers a wide variety of scholarships, loans and grants that are awarded to students according to their eligibility and application process. more information, please visit Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.  

Bausch & Lomb Center, second floor
phone: (585) 475-2186
tty: (585) 475-6909
fax: (585) 475-7270
ntid email:

 Center for Multidisciplinary Studies Scholarships

The Center for Multidisciplinary Studies (CMS) also awards scholarship money to undergraduate* CMS students each year.  Some scholarships are based on financial need and others on academic merit.  Students who would like to be considered for CMS scholarships, should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form (RIT's school code is 002806) and complete the application noted below under "CMS Scholarships".

CMS offers a second scholarship called The Osher Reentry Foundation Scholarship.  Students must apply through the application process below.  Only ten (10) Osher awards are given out each year.  


*(CMS graduate Students should discuss scholarship opportunities with their CMS graduate advisor)


CMS Undergraduate Scholarship


  • Matriculated students in CMS programs with a GPA of 2.0 better. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater.
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Completed FAFSA form to the RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Completed scholarship application


Submit a CMS scholarship application and contact Michelle Firnstein.

phone: (585) 475-2234
location: George Eastman Hall, Room 2210


$100-$800 per semester


Professional Re-employment Program


  • Individuals who have been laid off or unemployed within the last year

  • Must provide document stating beginning and end dates for employment

  • May be used in conjunction with Rochester Works grants


Contact the Office of Part Time and Graduate Enrollment for an application.

phone: (585) 475-2229


60% less per credit hour

Unfortunately, PREP does not cover the cost of Prior Learning Experience.


Osher Reentry Scholarships


  • Matriculated undergraduate at RIT (in any major) between the ages of 25 to 50 whose collegiate studies were interrupted by circumstances beyond their control.
  • Must be pursuing a BS degree 
  • Must successfuly complete at least 16 quarter credit hours of RIT coursework during the year in which the scholarship is received
  • Completed FAFSA form to the RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Must have been previously enrolled in college and have had a 5+ year gap in their education
  • Must be at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
  • Must anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time after graduation


To be considered for this scholarship, please refer to the instructions listed on the Osher Reentry Scholarship Application.


$5000 per year

Recipients will be chosen for each academic year.


Rochester Works


  • Individuals recently unemployed
  • May be used in conjunction with PREP


In person at:

255 North Goodman St. 
Rochester, NY 14607
By telephone (585) 258-3500 or fax (585) 232-6033.

Secondary location: 

276 Waring Rd.
Rochester, NY 14609 
By telephone (585) 266-7760 or fax (585) 266-7041.


Additional costs for texts, supplies or Prior Learning Experience exams for dislocated workers.




  • Individuals receiving full unemployment and VA benefits
  • Must be registered as a full time student
  • Must be able to prove full time student status to the Department of Labor


Contact Mandie Klingelhoffer in the Office of Part Time and Graduate Enrollment.

phone: (585) 475-5526


up to $20000 for retraining

Allowed by NAFTA legislation and TAA (Trade Act Allowance)


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


George Eastman Hall Suite 2210
31 Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Contact Info

Phone: 585.475.2234
Fax: 585.475.6292

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