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Scholarships & Grants

RIT Institutional Programs

RIT Undergraduate Grants/Scholarships

The Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Scholarship Selection Committee will automatically review your admission application for merit-based scholarship programs. If eligible, you will receive a notification letter from the Scholarship Selection Committee. The award will also be listed on your RIT financial aid award. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. For a comprehensive overview of RIT academic and merit-based scholarships, please refer to RIT Merit-Based Scholarships.

By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application will automatically be considered for all institutional need-based grant and scholarship programs. If eligible, awards will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter. For an overview of RIT need-based grant programs, please refer to Need-Based Grants.

NTID Undergraduate Grants/Scholarships

The NTID Office of Undergraduate Admissions Office and the NTID Committee on Academic Excellence will automatically review your admission application for merit-based scholarship programs. If eligible, you will receive a notification letter from the Scholarship Committee. The award will also be listed on your RIT/NTID financial aid award.  For a comprehensive overview of RIT academic and merit-based scholarships, please refer to RIT/NTID Merit-Based Scholarships.

By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application will automatically be considered for all institutional need-based grant and scholarship programs. If eligible, awards will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter. For an overview of RIT need-based grant programs, please refer to RIT/NTID Need-Based Grants.


RIT Graduate Scholarships & Assistantships

Graduate student scholarships and assistantships are awarded, regardless of financial need, to U.S. and international students through academic departments. Students will be considered for graduate scholarships if they check the appropriate box on their graduate admission application. Additional information for International Students and U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents can be found in our Graduate Students section.

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Federal Programs

Federal Grants/Scholarships

By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application will automatically be considered for federal grant programs. If eligible, awards will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter.

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New York State Programs

New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Scholarships are for students meeting residence, income, academic or other requirements, as established by state law. As a result of completing the FAFSA, your information will be forwarded to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC).

If you have never received a state award, or if NYSHESC needs additional information, you will be sent an Express TAP Application (ETA). Upon completion, you will be notified by NYSHESC of your award.

Although an estimate of your eligibility may be included on your