Scholarships/Financial Aid

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IIE Releases New Edition of "Funding for United States Study

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RIT Alumni, Ana Tejada ’10 and Jose Gabriel Rodriguez ’10 meet with a group of prospective students in China. The group met up in Shanghai while Ana participated in a work abroad program in China, and Jose Gabriel participated in study abroad term at RIT Dubai.

RIT awards over $176 million dollars in financial assistance through scholarships and assistantships each year, based upon a full range of traditional financial aid programs and innovative financing plans.  Currently, more than 13,500 RIT students receive some form of financial aid.

Graduate Student Scholarships and Assistantships

International students may apply for graduate scholarships or assistantships, which are awarded by academic departments and are based on academic excellence. The amount of the award varies by student and department. Graduate Scholarships are awarded by the academic department in the admission process, and are based on the information submitted with the application for admission

Graduate Assistantships are wages paid in exchange for work performed in such positions as teaching, research, or administrative assistants. Academic departments may have a separate application or review process for assistantship support.

For more information regarding financial support for international graduate students click here.

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Scholarships will be awarded to highly qualified freshman and transfer applicants. All international undergraduate applicants are considered for merit scholarships, which typically range from $6,000 to $15,000 per academic year and are renewable with a 2.5 or higher RIT grade point average. Scholarships awards are only offered upon admission to RIT.

International Student Financial Aid: RIT offers limited need-based scholarships for international undergraduate students. To apply, students must demonstrate financial resources of at least $30,000 USD and complete the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application.

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Campus Employment

International students may work on-campus up to 20 hours per week. RIT offers a variety of jobs, and the hourly rate of pay begins at $8.75 per hour and is dependent upon the skill or experience required for the job.