Financial Aid Resources
- RIT Undergraduate Admissions Office
- NTID Office of Admissions
- Office of Graduate Enrollment Services
- Student Financial Services (formerly "Bursar's Office")
- Cooperative Education & Career Services
- Student Employment Office
- ROTC Air Force
- ROTC Army
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Create an FSA ID
Telephone for general information
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
General Loan Information
Loan Consolidation Information
Mail any information you are sending as part of your Consolidation request - such as applications, correspondence, Additional Loan Listing Sheets, Request to Add Loans Sheets, Repayment Plan Selection (RPS) forms, and ICR Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information forms to:
U.S. Department of Education
Direct Loan Consolidation Center
P.O. Box 242800
Louisville, KY 40224-2800
Scholarship Scams and Identify Theft Protection
Avoid scams while searching for scholarships: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/scams
Selective Service Registration
All males over the age of 18 years are required to register.
Register online or check the status of your registration
Internal Revenue Service (tax transcripts for the verification process)
There are three ways in which you and your parents (if applicable) can request your tax transcript free of charge:
- Print a tax transcript online (you can also request that your transcript be mailed to the address listed on the federal tax return). Upon receipt please mail or fax a copy of your transcript(s) to the address listed below.
- Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
- Complete and return Form 4506-T. Mail or fax your form to the IRS’s state specific address or fax number.
Options 2 and 3 allow you to designate a third-party mailing address. If you would like your tax transcript sent directly to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships you will need to provide the IRS with the following mailing address and telephone number:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
56 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
If the transcript is being mailed directly to the school, ensure that you have filled in line 6 and line 9 before signing. Sign and date the form once you have filled in lines 5, 6 and 9. The IRS will not forward your tax transcript if your Form 4506-T is missing your signature or if lines 5, 6 and 9 are blank or incomplete.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC): TAP
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
1-888-NYS-HESC / 1-888-697-4372
1-518-473-1574 / 1-800-445-5234 (TTY)
Information for Veterans
RIT has a tradition of honoring and supporting active duty military and veterans. The RIT Veterans Services Office is dedicated to supporting and advocating for active duty military, veterans, and their dependents—helping them from the moment they consider applying to RIT all the way until graduation.
More information on the services provided by the RIT Veterans Services Office can be found at: http://www.rit.edu/emcs/ptgrad/veterans.php.
Principles of Excellence
RIT subscribes to the Principles of Excellence established by the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Education for all educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses and other family members. It is our intent to provide meaningful information about the cost of attendance and financial aid available to prospective students.
Estimated Cost of Attendance for full-time enrollment
The estimated cost of attendance listed here are for full-time RIT degree-seeking undergraduate students. Tuition expenses are lower for deaf and hard-of-hearing students sponsored by NTID.
The estimated cost of attendance listed here are for full-time RIT degree-seeking graduate students. Tuition expenses are lower for deaf and hard-of-hearing students sponsored by NTID.
A complete listing of tuition and fees can be found at Student Financial Services. If you plan to live on RIT’s campus, rates for on-campus housing can be found at Housing Operations and meal plan rates can be found at Dining Services.
65.2% of RIT’s full-time undergraduate students receive their bachelor’s degree within six years. Many RIT bachelor-degree programs are five years in length as they feature RIT’s cooperative education program. Given this, RIT’s overall graduation rate, which includes both 5-year and 4-year programs, is understated. More information on RIT’s cooperative education programs can be found here.
Loan Default Rate
4.2 percent of RIT student borrowers defaulted within three years of entering repayment. The average for comparable institutions is 11.8%
Families typically borrow $27,000 in federal loans for a student’s undergraduate study. The Federal loan repayment over 10 years for this amount is approximately $277.10 per month.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
Determine your EFC with the FinAid.org site's Expected Family Contribution Calculator.
Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Click here for a comprehensive listing of VR agency locations and contact information.
Educational Tax Credit Information
College Savings Plans