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MS - Career & Human Resource Development '94
Dundee NY

When Will Financial Aid Awards Go Out?

Corinne Franklin on Thursday, 25 February 2010. Posted in Advising & Support, Financial Aid, Institute Requirements

Acceptance letters to RIT are going out! Everyone accepted to RIT is being reviewed for a merit scholarship. We are mailing merit scholarship award letters this week. And, we’re on schedule to send financial aid awards out March 15th to admitted 1st year students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Transfer students will start receiving their financial aid awards April 1st.


If you apply for admission to RIT and complete the FAFSA you will automatically be considered for federal, state and RIT need-based aid. New York State residents have a link at the end of the FAFSA to apply for the New York State Tuition Award Program (TAP).


If you missed the link to the TAP Application, you can complete it on-line at If you are a non-NY state resident, you should check with your state agency for any scholarship opportunities. Here are a few state agencies that may provide grants and or scholarships for enrollment at RIT:



If your financial aid award includes a federal loan, you will be advised on how to receive that loan. Since RIT is a Direct Lending School, all federal loans are processed by RIT. You will not be able to get a federal loan for enrollment at RIT through an outside state agency or a lender.


Congratulations to all accepted students! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the financial aid process at RIT.