2014-2015 Financial Aid Forms
Below are forms you will need to fill out during the financial aid process. In order to download the PDF forms, we recommend that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You may download Acrobat Reader for free if you do not have it. Please mail completed PDF forms to RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. View our contact page for our address and other office information.
To determine which verification form to download and print please answer the following questions:
a) Were you born before January 1, 1991?
b) As of today are you married? (Also answer "Yes" if you are separated but not divorced.)
c) At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, will you be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as MA, MBA or Ph.D., graduate certificate, etc.)?
d) Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?
e) Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
f) Do you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015?
g) Do you have any dependents (other than your children or spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their support from you, now through June 30, 2015?
h) At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care or were you a dependent or ward of the court? Answer ‘Yes’ if at any time since you turned age 13:
- You had no living parent (biological or adoptive), even if you are now adopted; or
- You were in foster care, even if you are no longer in foster care today; or
- You were a dependent or ward of the court, even if you are no longer a dependent or ward of the court today. For federal student aid purposes, someone who is incarcerated is not considered a ward of the court.
Note that the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will require you to provide proof that you were in foster care or a dependent or ward of the court.
Use these instructions to answer the next questions.
For questions i & j, answer “Yes” if you can provide a copy of a court’s decision that as of today you are an emancipated minor or are in legal guardianship. Also answer “Yes” if you can provide a copy of a court’s decision that you were an emancipated minor or were in legal guardianship immediately before you reached the age of being an adult in your state. The court must be located in your state of legal residence at the time the court’s decision was issued.
i) Are you or were you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
j) Are you or were you in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
For questions k, l, & m, answer “Yes” if you received a determination at any time on or after July 1, 2013, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or, at risk of being homeless.
- “Homeless” means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing, which includes living in shelters, motels or cars, or temporarily living with other people because you had nowhere else to go.
- “Unaccompanied” means you are not living in the physical custody of your parent or guardian.
- “Youth” means you are 21 years of age or younger or you are still enrolled in high school as of the day you sign this application.
k) At any time on or after July 1, 2013, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
l) At any time on or after July 1, 2013, did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
m) At any time on or after July 1, 2013, did the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless?