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Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Application Priority Dates 2016-2017*

* Filing your FAFSA by these priority dates will allow us to provide you with a financial aid award when award notification begins. Applications received after these dates will be awarded as long as funds are available. The summer term begins the financial aid award year. To be considered for financial aid for the summer 2016 term, you must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.

See the Scholarships & Grants page for dates for scholarship consideration.

Student Type Application Priority Dates Award Notification Begins
Early Decision Freshman Applicants
 

January 8, 2016
Submit RIT Early Decision Application to RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

March 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Mid January
Incoming Freshman Students
Fall 2016 Entry

March 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Late March
Spring 2017 Entry

November 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Late November
Incoming Transfer Students
Fall 2016 Entry

March 15, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Early April
Spring 2017 Entry

November 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Late November
Incoming Graduate Students
Fall 2016 Entry

March 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Mid April
Spring 2017 Entry

November 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Late November
Current Undergraduate & Graduate Students
 

April 1, 2016
File your 2016-2017 FAFSA electronically at fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2016)

Submit your RIT 2016-2017 Financial Aid Form (available late January) to the RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (Graduate Students only); forms located under the Financial Aid and Scholarships section of your eServices account.

Financial aid packages for continuing students will begin to be processed prior to spring grades being posted. These awards are subject to change based on review of your Satisfactory Academic Progress which will take place once spring grades are posted. If you fail to meet the minimum requirements at that time, RIT may not award or disburse federal or university financial aid to you. We will notify you at that time, and remove any federal or university financial aid that has been awarded or disbursed to you.

Mid April