Part-time Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition Rates

RIT 2016-2017 Tuition Rates (Effective Fall Semester 2016)

Part-time Rate 1-11 Cr. Hrs. Full-time Rate 12-18 Cr. Hrs.
Program Tuition Tuition
Undergraduate Day $1,408/credit hour $19,012/semester
$1,408/credit hour $19,012/semester

The Student Financial Services Office maintains all student account information and generates billings for tuition, fees, room, and board. The Student Financial Services Office supports a variety of payment plans and administer all third-party billing activities such as corporate sponsored tuition programs. Get more information on tuition rates & payment options.

Applying for Aid

RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students and their families in identifying sources of financial aid to help meet the cost of a quality education. 

To apply for federal financial aid, you will need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA collects the basic information needed to determine your eligibility for all of the financial aid programs sponsored by the federal government, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study Programs, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal William D. Ford Direct Loans.

Please note that in order to be eligible for federal funding, students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; must be matriculated through the Admissions Office into a degree program which is at least 16 credit hours in length (certificate programs); and must demonstrate financial need (except the Federal Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)).

You can file the FAFSA electronically at  The information you provide will be used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid.  After you file your FAFSA, the federal processor will send your information to all colleges that you have listed.  Please use the federal school code 002806 for the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Every student who completes a FAFSA receives a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor. If RIT is listed on your SAR, we will receive the same information electronically. Please review your SAR for accuracy. If you find that you need to make corrections, follow the instructions and submit your SAR back to the processor.  Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA, you can sit back and relax; we’ll take care of the next step. Award letters reflecting your annual costs and financial aid eligibility will be mailed out on a rolling-basis, beginning in mid-March.

Since you have many other things to consider as you prepare for college, we want to help make your financial aid experience as smooth as possible.  Please don’t hesitate to contact RIT’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if you have any questions about filing the FAFSA or to discuss your financial award letter.  We can also address any concerns that you may have pertaining to your enrollment plans and their impact to your financial aid eligibility.  You will find the office phone number, e-mail address, mailing address, office hours, and a breakdown of financial aid counselors for The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships through the Contact Us page. Also, many of your questions can be answered by reviewing the web page for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Types of Aid, Scholarships, and Grants