- Overview of Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Academic Progress Requirements for State Aid Programs
- Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Undergraduate Students
- Academic Progress Requirements for RIT Grants and Scholarships
- Financial Aid Refund Policy
- Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities
- Undergraduate Financial Aid Programs
- Restricted and Endowed Scholarships
RIT feels strongly that cost should not prohibit qualified students from considering RIT. With this in mind, the university offers a full range of financial aid programs.
More than 77 percent of RIT full-time undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance each year. Last year, RIT undergraduates received more than $320 million from all sources, including scholarships and grants.
Your financial need
Eligibility for need-based financial aid at RIT begins with three basic requirements: graduation from high school or its equivalent, admission in an approved degree program, and demonstration of financial need. Most financial aid programs also require at least half-time enrollment.
Financial need is the difference between the cost of education and the amount a student is expected to contribute toward those educational costs (the expected family contribution). The formula used to calculate the expected family contribution is called the federal methodology, and use of the formula is required when colleges are determining a student’s financial need for any federal financial aid programs. Financial aid programs are designed to supplement the expected family contribution.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed in order to determine a student’s financial need. Information on the FAFSA is used to calculate the expected family contribution. All colleges and universities that award federal financial aid use the FAFSA. Students can complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov.
Determination of financial aid eligibility can be complex. Therefore, families are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships with any questions or concerns. Students and families are encouraged to pursue all available sources of financial aid. If students are denied financial aid from one source, that does not necessarily mean they will be denied financial aid from another source.
The process of applying for financial aid should begin in January of the year the student plans to attend. The application priority date for freshmen applying for fall entry is March 1. The application priority date for transfer students entering RIT in the fall is March 15. Current undergraduate students should submit the FAFSA by April 1. Filing the FAFSA by these priority dates will allow RIT to provide students with financial aid awards when award notification begins. Applications received after these dates will be awarded as long as funds are available.
Students must reapply for financial aid each year by completing the FAFSA. Also, students must maintain minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will make every effort to provide a similar amount of institutional gift aid, provided students apply on time and demonstrate a similar amount of financial need.
Freshman and transfer students can expect notification of financial aid awards beginning March 15. Current RIT students can expect award notification beginning in June.
Types of aid
At RIT, there are four general categories of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. An applicant for financial aid is considered for each of these categories.
Scholarships generally are awarded on the basis of academic record. RIT awards many such scholarships each year. Other typical scholarship sources include corporations, private donors, foundations, fraternal organizations, unions, and local and state governments.
RIT offers academic merit-based scholarships to both freshman and transfer students. For example, Presidential Scholarships, Achievement Scholarships, and Computing Medal Scholarships are awarded to freshmen. Trustee Scholarships, Achievement Scholarships, and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are awarded to transfer students. Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of their academic record, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and requirements for their intended major. Only in rare cases will any combination of merit-based and need-based scholarships and grants exceed tuition. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more details on these programs.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships encourages students to apply for scholarships awarded by private organizations. This is an excellent source of funding that may reduce the need to borrow. In many cases, no adjustment to a student’s financial aid award is necessary. If we are required by federal regulations to adjust a financial aid award as a result of an outside scholarship, we will make every effort to reduce the student’s loan or work study award before reducing RIT need-based grants.
Grants are gifts of financial assistance awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. Grant award amounts from RIT vary up to $20,000 per academic year. RIT also awards grants under the federally funded Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG). The Federal Pell Grant and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) are additional examples of grants. Other states offer grants as well.
Student loans are provided through a formal financial obligation that must be repaid. Students need to be aware of the interest rates, the method of payment after graduation, and the effect that loans will have on their ability to meet later financial obligations. Student loans generally are not repaid until after graduation or termination of study.
Many students utilize the Subsidized Federal Direct Loan or the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan in meeting their costs. RIT also awards Federal Perkins Loans. These programs are administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for eligible students.
Parents also are eligible to participate in the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) program. This program is available to supplement other aid programs in meeting educational costs. While the PLUS is not based on need, the amount borrowed in any year cannot exceed educational costs minus other financial aid received.
Private lenders also offer educational loans to assist families in meeting educational expenses. These loans are available to students who are creditworthy as determined by the lender. We encourage students and families to use alternative loans as a last option after first pursuing all federal loan options. Students have the option of choosing their lender for a private loan. Additional information is available from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Employment opportunities are available to assist RIT students in meeting college expenses. Students may choose to defray some of their expenses by working part time while attending the university.
As part of a financial aid award at RIT, students may be offered employment in the federal work-study program. More than 6,000 students are employed on campus each year. The Student Employment Office also assists students in securing part-time employment off campus.
RIT’s cooperative education program is another employment opportunity available to assist in meeting college expenses. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services and their academic adviser to learn more about co-op opportunities.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
In order to receive a TAP grant, an individual must be admitted as a full-time student in an approved program, meet New York State residency and income requirements, pursue the program of study in which he or she is enrolled, and make satisfactory progress toward completion of his or her program of study.
TAP academic requirements are current as of the 2016-17 year. Standards are subject to change by legislative action.
Completion of a course is defined as meeting course requirements and receiving a letter grade of A, B, C, D or F.
State regulations mandate that if a student repeats a course in which a passing grade acceptable to the university was previously received, the repeated course does not count toward the minimum 12-credit- hour course load required for TAP and other state programs.
In addition, an accelerated TAP payment cannot be received unless the recipient completes a minimum of 24 RIT credit hours in the previous two terms. An accelerated term is the third consecutive term of enrollment at RIT.
Waiver of academic progress standards for TAP
Students who have been denied TAP benefits due to failure to maintain satisfactory standards of academic progress may request a one-time waiver of those standards. State regulations require that these waivers be granted only under exceptional or extraordinary circumstances. Students failing to meet satisfactory progress standards will be given the opportunity to contact an institutional representative in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss their situation. The institutional representative will require documentation as appropriate and establish deadlines for submission of this documentation.
Under the regulations established by the Commissioner of Education, the decision of the institutional representative will be final. Students who, in the judgment of the institutional representative, satisfactorily meet the criteria for the waiver may have one waiver at the undergraduate level. Those wishing to apply for waivers must do so during the term in which notification of TAP denial was sent.
Reasons for which a waiver may be granted include the following:
- Verifiable illness of the student or member of the student’s immediate family during the semester in which academic standards were not met
- Death of a member of the student’s family during the semester in which standards were not met
- Divorce/separation within the student’s immediate family creating a demonstrable financial/emotional disruption sufficient to affect progress
- Circumstances that the student feels were extenuating; applicants must explain why circumstances were extenuating and beyond their control
These regulations are subject to legislative change.
TAP Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for non-remedial (HEOP) students who received their first TAP award in 2010-2011 and thereafter
|Before being certified for this payment||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||6th||7th||8th|
|a student must have accrued at least this many credits||0||6||15||27||39||51||66||81|
|with at least this grade point average||0||1.5||1.8||1.8||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|AND complete the following minimum number of credits in the previous term a state grant or scholarship was received||0||6||6||9||9||12||12||12|
TAP Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for HEOP students and students who first received state payments prior to July 1, 2010.
|Before being certified for this payment||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||6th||7th||8th||9th||10th|
|a student must gave accrued at least this many credits||0||3||9||21||33||45||60||75||90||105|
|with at least this grade point average||0||1.1||1.2||1.3||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|AND complete the following minimum number of credits in the previous term a state grant or scholarship was received||0||6||9||9||12||12||12||12||12||12|
Please note: Only students in the HEOP program are eligible for more than four years of undergraduate awards.
I. Purpose of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
To be eligible for federal financial aid, students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent resident aliens (i.e. green card) are required by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.34) to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their degree objectives. RIT has established this SAP policy to ensure student success and accountability and to promote timely advancement toward degree objectives. (Students receiving New York State aid (TAP & HEOP) are subject to additional Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Please refer to the following for these requirements: https://www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/ugrad_progress.html.
This policy, except as noted, does not impact RIT institutional financial aid, however RIT merit-based and endowed scholarships may have other criteria for eligibility. NTID aid sources of aid eligibility are determined by NTID regardless of SAP status. A student who does not meet the conditions for renewal of RIT or NTID funding is notified separately. It is also worth mentioning that the criteria for measuring SAP for federal financial aid purposes have some differences from RIT academic measurements.
The following guidelines provide academic progress criteria for all undergraduate students (including transfer students) receiving federal financial aid. They are effective with the review of student academic records at the end of the summer 2017 semester and thereafter. Although the requirements for students receiving such financial aid are somewhat more restrictive than for the general student population, they are based on reasonable expectations of academic progress toward a degree.
Programs Subject to Federal Financial Aid SAP Policy
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Work-Study
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)
- Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
II. Definition of Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and SAP Status
At RIT, to be eligible for federal financial aid, as identified above, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the following criteria:
- Meeting a minimum Semester Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) requirement
- Completing the degree objective within a maximum number of credits attempted (Maximum Attempted Credits Allowance)
- Earning a minimum number of credits each semester to ensure timely progress toward degree completion (Pace)
If you do not meet one or more of the above criteria you will be considered ineligible for Federal Financial Aid unless placed on Federal Financial Aid Warning or granted Federal Financial Probation status. Federal Financial Aid Warning allows you to continue to receive federal financial aid even though you are not making SAP. It allows you one semester to regain federal SAP without having to request consideration for Federal Financial Aid Probation. You must request Federal Financial Aid Probation and provide a Federal SAP Action Plan developed in conjunction with the designated individual within your academic unit. If you are granted Federal Financial Aid Probation, you must follow the Federal SAP Action Plan that outlines how you will regain SAP within a prescribed timeframe.
The following explains each of the federal SAP evaluation criteria:
A. Grade Point Average Requirements
To maintain federal SAP, as an undergraduate student you must meet a minimum semester grade point average and minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for each enrolled semester. Refer to Tables 2 and 3 below to understand how specific grades and course types affect your grade point averages.
Impact of Grades on Cumulative and Semester GPA Calculation
|Grade Earned||Counted in Grade Point Average for Federal SAP|
|A, B, C, D, F (+/-)||Yes|
|I – Incomplete*||Yes (note that incompletes are counted as "F" grades for SAP GPA calculations)|
|S – Satisfactory||No|
|W – Withdrawal||No|
|AU – Audit||No|
|NG – Non-graded||No|
|X – Credit by Exam or Experience||No|
*Incomplete grades are not calculated in your completed credits and are assumed to be failing grades when determining your GPA and CGPA. You cannot retroactively restore your eligibility for Federal aid programs for a subsequent semester unless you make up the Incompletes PRIOR to the start of the next semester you would attend after receiving an Incomplete grade or by being placed on Federal Financial Aid Probation.
Impact of Course Type on Cumulative GPA Calculation
|Course Type||Counted in Grade Point Average|
|Repeated course work – Most recent final grade||Yes|
|Repeated course work – Previous grades||No|
|Transfer course work (pre- and post-matriculation)||No|
For more information about grading policy, please visit the RIT Educational Policies at https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/d050.
B. Maximum Attempted Credits Allowed
We take the number of credits that are normally required to earn your degree, multiply it by 150%, to determine the maximum attempted credits allowance you can have while pursuing your degree. Then we compare this to the total number of credits you have attempted, inclusive of all transfer credit, test credit and credits attempted at RIT. Once you have exceeded the maximum attempted credits allowance you are no longer eligible to receive federal or institutional financial aid.
For example, Robert is in a BS program in Engineering that requires 128 credits, therefore the maximum attempted credit allowance for Robert is 192 (128 X 150%). Robert transferred in 50 credits and has attempted 100 credits while at RIT, for a total of 150 credits attempted. So, Robert can attempt 42 (192-150) more credits before he would lose his federal aid eligibility. (Notice that we must include all attempted credits and not only earned credits.)
Double Major: Because a double major program leads to a single Bachelor’s degree, each of the two majors must be associated with the same degree type (i.e., both must be registered as a BS degree or both must be registered as a BFA degree). If you are in an approved double major the 150% measurement applied to the program with the larger number of required credits. For example, your BFA requires 120 credits and your second BFA requires 124 credits. The 150% calculation is based on the BFA requiring 124 credits (i.e. 124 x 150% = 186 maximum attempted credit allowance).
Dual Degree: A dual degree program is one in which the student works towards satisfying the academic requirements for two distinct degree types in an integrated fashion. Currently at RIT at the undergraduate level, this option applies solely to those students who aspire to earning the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in a single program of study. If you are in an approved dual degree program the 150% measurement applies to the program with the smaller number of required credits plus an additional 30 credits. For example your BS requires 129 credits and your BFA requires 120 credits, the 150% calculation is based on the BFA requiring 120 credits plus the additional 30 credits (i.e. [(120 x 150% = 180) + 30 = 210] maximum attempted credit allowance).
We take the cumulative number of earned credits divided by the total cumulative credits you have attempted. This gives us the percentage of attempted course work you must complete each time you are evaluated. At RIT, this value is 67% (no rounding is allowed).
So, if you are an undergraduate student, we will look to the total number of credits you have completed divided by the total number of credits you have attempted. If the result is less than 67% you will be considered to not be making federal SAP and potentially could lose your federal aid eligibility.
For example, Roberta is a student who has attempted 85 credits and completed 60 credits. She is making “Pace” because she has completed 70.5% of her attempted credits. Ian is a student who has attempted 32 credits and completed 20 credits. He is not making “Pace” because he has only completed 62.5% of his attempted credits.
Review Tables 4 and 5 below to understand how grades and course types will affect students' Maximum Attempted Credits Allowance and Pace of Progression calculations:
Impact of Grades on Pace and Maximum Attempted Credits Allowance
(Pace is the 67% measurement and Maximum Attempted Credits Allowance is 150% of degree program credits.)
|Grade Earned||Units Attempted||United Completed||Counted Toward Maximum
|A, B, C, D (+/-)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|F, I, W||Yes||No||Yes|
|S (Study Abroad Courses)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|X – Credit by Exam or Experience||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Impact of Course Types on Pace fo Progression and Maximum Attempted Credit Allowance
|Course Type||Units Attempted||United Completed||Counted Toward Maximum
|Repeated course work
(previous passing grade)
|Repeated course work
(previous failing grade)
|Transfer course work
(pre- and post-matriculation)
|Grade Exclusions – passing grades||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Grade Exclusions – failing grades||Yes||No||Yes|
III. How and When Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress is Monitored
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships utilizes information from the Registrar to monitor the Semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average requirements, Maximum Attempted Credits Allowance and Pace. Satisfactory Academic Progress is monitored for all undergraduate students at the end of each enrolled semester after grades have been made official by the Registrar.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships cannot complete the SAP evaluation until prior semester grades have been officially posted. An otherwise eligible student who is in a Federal Financial Aid Warning or Federal Financial Aid Probation period may experience a delayed financial aid disbursement if grades are not made official before the beginning of the subsequent semester. Likewise it is possible for a student to have federal aid disbursed to their account that would need to be reversed if it is determined that the student is not making SAP. No exceptions can be made to this process. Additionally, because financial aid awards may be released prior to Registrar receiving grade information, it is possible that a student may receive an aid package that is subsequently revised because it is determined that the student is not making federal SAP after the initial award notification is provided.
IV. Failure to Maintain Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will notify you if you are not meeting federal SAP requirements via your RIT email address. If you are meeting Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements you will not receive a SAP notification.
A. Failing to Meet GPA and/or Pace Requirements
If you do not meet the Semester GPA or Cumulative GPA or Pace requirements you may be placed on a one-time, one-semester Federal Financial Aid Warning. This status applies only if you have never been on Federal Financial Aid Warning while attending RIT and are currently not making Federal Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress nor on Federal Financial Aid Probation.
You may continue to receive Federal financial aid for one semester on this status. You may be placed on Federal Financial Aid Warning status one time while attending RIT as an undergraduate. This status is provided automatically to you; no appeal is considered nor required.
It is also important to remember that you will be placed on this status regardless if you are a federal aid recipient for the semester you are designated on Federal Financial Aid Warning. If you regain eligibility by meeting SAP standards at the end of the warning period and subsequently fall below the standards you will be considered ineligible for federal financial aid without an approved Federal Financial Aid Probation.
If you do not meet the minimum SAP requirements by the end of the one-semester Federal Financial Aid Warning for federal SAP violations you will no longer be considered making Satisfactory Academic Progress and will become ineligible for federal financial aid without an approved Federal Financial Aid Probation (see section V. B.).
B. Exceeding the Maximum Attempted Credit Allowance
You should be aware that if you reach the Maximum Attempted Credits Allowance you are ineligible for further federal financial and RIT institutional aid. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships may make an exception based upon its review of your academic record. The office will notify you if it wishes to allow for an exception consideration and provide guidance for additional steps that you will need to take. Consideration for an exception does not guarantee an exception. If granted an exception, you must regain SAP within a certain timeframe, or if meeting SAP requirements, you must continue to meet SAP requirements. You may not change your program of study, and you must graduate within the timeframe outlined for you. The exception will apply to both federal and institutional aid. Other conditions may apply. If you do not follow one or more of the conditions outlined you will no longer be eligible for federal or institutional aid.
V. Regaining Federal SAP and Financial Aid Eligibility after not making SAP
If you are not making SAP there are two ways that you may regain it:
- Meet all SAP requirements
- Appeal for Federal Financial Aid Probation
Students not meeting SAP may request to be placed on Federal Financial Aid Probation. It is critical that the application guidelines and timelines be followed as detailed below.
1. Federal Financial Aid Probation: If you are not meeting SAP, you may be granted this classification upon successfully outlining the reasons not being able to attain SAP requirements and being able to demonstrate that SAP requirements will be met within a prescribed timeframe. If the appeal is approved, you may continue to receive federal financial aid. While it is possible for you to remain on Federal Financial Aid Probation for consecutive semesters, you may not be on this status for more than three consecutive semesters.
Additionally, understand that a student who has been on Federal Financial Aid Probation, regained SAP, who then later loses SAP may only be granted one additional Federal Financial Aid Probation while attending RIT as an undergraduate. This also applies to a student who while on Federal Financial Aid Probation, fails to meet the Federal SAP Action Plan outlined, appeals and is granted an additional Federal Financial Aid Probation status. In other words, you may be granted Federal Financial Aid Probation twice, with each Federal Financial Aid Probation lasting a maximum of three semesters.
Exceptions: If you are enrolled in associate degree program you are limited to one Federal Financial Aid Probation which cannot be more than two semesters in length.
If you are enrolled in a certificate program you are limited to one Federal Financial Aid Warning and one Federal Financial Aid Probation, lasting no longer than one semester in length.
Example 1: Student is in a four-year or five-year undergraduate program of study and has previously used the one-time Federal Financial Aid Warning.
|Start of Semester||Initial SAP Status||Outcome||Final SAP Status|
|Fall 2017||Not eligible for federal financial aid due to not making SAP||Appeals, approved for Federal Financial Aid Probation for two consecutive semesters||1st Federal Financial Aid Probation for Fall 2017. Eligible to receive federal aid.|
|Spring 2018||1st Federal Financial Aid Probation||Federal SAP Action Plan is reviewed; meeting plan.||1st Federal Financial Aid Probation (continued) for Spring 2018. Eligible to receive federal aid.|
|Fall 2018||Making SAP||Since making SAP, no action required.||Making SAP for Fall 2018. Eligible to receive federal aid.|
|Spring 2019||Not eligible for federal financial aid due to not making SAP||Appeals, placed on Federal Financial Aid Probation for one semester||2nd Federal Financial Aid Probation for Spring 2019. Eligible to receive federal aid.|
|Fall 2019||Not eligible for federal financial due to not making SAP||Cannot appeal because student was granted 2 previous Federal Financial Aid Probations.||Not eligible to receive federal aid for Fall 2019 and beyond until attaining SAP.|
Example 2: Student is pursuing in associate or certificate undergraduate program of study and has previously used the one-time Federal Financial Aid Warning.
|Start of Semester||Initial SAP Status||Outcome||Final SAP Status|
|Fall 2017||Not eligible for federal financial aid due to not making SAP||Appeals, approved for Federal Financial Aid Probation for one semester||1st Federal Financial Aid Probation for Fall 2017. Eligible to receive federal aid.|
|Spring 2018||Not eligible for federal financial aid due to not making SAP/not meeting Federal SAP Action Plan||Since the student used one allowable Federal Financial Aid Probation, cannot appeal.||Not eligible to receive federal aid for Spring 2018 and beyond until attaining SAP.|
Federal Financial Aid Probations are counted cumulatively. For example, if you begin an associate degree program, use a Federal Financial Aid Probation, and then transfer into a baccalaureate program, the Federal Financial Aid Probation used in the associate degree program will count toward the two allowable Federal Financial Aid Probations in the baccalaureate program. Conversely, if you began in a baccalaureate program used one Federal Financial Aid Probation, and transferred into a certificate program, you would not be eligible for a Federal Financial Aid Probation since a certificate program only provides for one Federal Financial Aid Probation.
2. How to submit a Request for Federal Financial Aid Probation
For consideration of Federal Financial Aid Probation you MUST have a Federal SAP Action Plan provided by the appropriate individual within your primary academic unit that will outline what is needed to be accomplished academically in order to regain SAP. This process is initiated by you completing the Request for Federal Financial Aid Probation form. The request must articulate the reason(s) why you were unable to meet the SAP requirements and provide complete documentation as appropriate (i.e. medical reasons must have appropriate medical documentation to support the claim). Be sure to attach your Federal SAP Action Plan to your Request for Federal Financial Aid Probation form available on the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website, under Financial Aid Forms, 2017-2018 (https://www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/forms1718.php).
Incomplete appeals will automatically result in a denial of the appeal. All appeals are reviewed by the Federal SAP Committee within the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. If your appeal is denied it means you cannot receive federal aid until you regain SAP.
3. When to Submit a SAP Appeal for Federal Financial Aid Probation
You should not submit a request for Federal Financial Aid Probation if you are on a Federal Financial Aid Warning status. These pre-emptive appeals are unnecessary and will be withdrawn. Rather, you should wait until you have been notified by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships that you are ineligible for financial aid because of a federal SAP deficiency. If you have no intention of using federal aid, you should not request Federal Financial Aid Probation.
Appeals for Federal Financial Aid Probation should be submitted as soon as possible after you have been notified of the loss of eligibility for federal aid, but not later than three weeks after your next semester of enrollment. Financial aid cannot be reinstated retroactively for a past semester.
If you are appealing your federal SAP status, you must meet all financial aid application deadlines and other eligibility requirements. As with any type of financial aid appeal, federal SAP appeals are granted on a funds-available basis.
4. Notiﬁcation of Federal SAP Appeal Decisions
Appeals for Federal Financial Aid Probation will be evaluated by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships who will notify you of the decision via email to your RIT email address.
To accommodate the change in RIT federal SAP rules due to regulations, the following shall apply:
A. A student on Financial Aid Probation (also referred to as Financial Aid Contract) prior to the end of the spring 2017 semester and is not making federal SAP may appeal as any other student.
B. Financial Aid Probation (also referred to as Financial Aid Contract) granted to a student prior to August 1, 2017 will NOT count towards determining whether a student has received the maximum allowable number of Federal Financial Aid Probation statuses depending on the program of study.
C. A student who granted Financial Aid Probation (also referred to as Financial Aid Contract) prior to August 1, 2017 will not be eligible to receive the one-time Federal Financial Aid Warning status.
VII. Quick Reference Chart for Federal SAP
|Pace (total completed credits divided by total attempted credits)||67%|
|Maximum Allowable credits||Standard number of credits required to attain degree x 150%|
|Federal Financial Aid Warning||1 per entire undergraduate study at RIT. May not be granted if placed on Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Contract or Federal Financial Aid Probation previously.|
|Federal Financial Aid Probation based on degree program. These are treated cumulatively.||
Baccalaureate – Maximum of 2, each lasting no longer than 3 consecutive semesters.
Associate – Maximum of 1, lasting no longer than two semesters.Certificate – Maximum of 1, lasting no longer than one semester.
Questions regarding the SAP policies outlined in this document or how to apply for Federal Financial Aid Probation should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 585-475-2186 or via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (NTID students).
Questions regarding your academic record please contact the Registrar’s Office at 585-475-2821 or via email at email@example.com.
Questions regarding what you need to accomplish in order regain SAP should be directed to your primary academic unit.
RIT Grants and Scholarships are renewed as long as the student is enrolled full-time, making progress toward degree requirements, and meets all other eligibility criteria. Extending RIT Grants and Scholarships more than two semesters beyond the normal program completion requirements for credit eligible coursework are reviewed to determine continuation of aid eligibility. Academic requirements and award duration for merit-based or special-purpose scholarship programs sponsored by RIT may differ from those used in RIT’s need-based programs. Recipients are advised of merit-based scholarship terms and conditions at the time awards are made.
Recipients of financial aid are responsible for reporting any significant changes in their financial situation during the year to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for review. These changes may require a revision to the applicant’s financial aid.
Return of federal funds
In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships recalculates federal aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are suspended, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60 percent of a term.
“Withdrawal date” is defined as the actual date the student initiated the withdrawal process, the student’s last date of recorded attendance, or the midpoint of the semester for a student who leaves without notifying the university. Recalculation is based on the percent of earned aid using the following formula: number of days completed up to the withdrawal date/total days in the semester. Aid returned to federal programs is then equal to 100 percent minus the percentage earned multiplied by the amount of federal aid disbursed.
Funds are returned to the federal government in the following sequence: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG, other federal grants.
If the student is otherwise eligible, the first disbursement of Federal Direct Subsidized Loan or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan proceeds is allowed up to 180 days after the student has ceased to be enrolled. Subsequent disbursements are not allowed.
Regulations vary. Any adjustments are done in accordance with the specific requirements of the sponsoring state.
Privately funded grants and scholarships
In the absence of specific instructions from the sponsor, 100 percent of the semester award will be credited to the student’s account.
RIT grants and scholarships
Instituional funding such as RIT grants and scholarships are prorated based on the tuition refund schedule for withdrawal during a semester. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or visit their website at www.rit.edu/financialaid.
- You have a right to privacy. All records and data submitted with your application for financial aid will be treated as confidential information.
- You have a right to a complete explanation of the award process. If you do not understand your financial aid award or feel your application has not been evaluated fairly, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
- You have the right to be notified of cancellation or withdrawal of aid. As part of this notification you have the right to be told why this action is being taken.
- You have the right to appeal. An administrative appeal process has been established to review student requests for reconsideration. If you wish to appeal your financial aid award, submit your request in writing with any supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
|MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS||ELIGIBILITY||AMOUNT†||WHERE TO APPLY|
|RIT Presidential Scholarships||Awarded to a select number of entering freshmen. Recipients demonstrate exceptional academic performance; receive exemplary letters of recommendation as well as strong entrance exam scores.||$10,000 to $16,000 per year. Renewable.||All freshman applications submitted to RIT by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision), or November 1 for spring entry will be reviewed for possible selection.|
|RIT National Merit Scholarship/RIT NMSC Recognition Award||Awarded to admitted freshmen who are National Merit Scholar finalists and name RIT as their 1st choice school for NMSC.||$1,000 or $2,000 per year depending on need. Renewable as long as student meets NMSC guidelines.||High school records provided for admission must indicate student’s finalist selection.|
|RIT National Hispanic Scholar Award||Awarded to admitted freshmen who are recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Recognition Scholars.||$2,000 per year. Renewable||High school records provided for admission must indicate student’s finalist selection.|
|RIT Founders Scholarships||Named to recognize the founders of RIT and its forerunners. Founders Scholarships are awarded to admitted freshmen who have excelled academically, are active and involved in their schools or community, or demonstrate special talents or abilities. Consideration may also be given to outstanding leadership, service, entrepreneurship, citizenship or creativity. Portfolio evaluations or other evidence of creative excellence will also be considered for applicants to art, crafts, design, film, and photography programs.||$7,000 to $10,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable.||All freshman applications submitted to RIT by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision), or November 1 for spring entry will be reviewed for possible selection.|
|RIT Recognition Scholarship||Provided to a select number of students who demonstrate meritorious academics, community involvement, leadership, or other characteristics that the university deems of value.||Minimum award is $1,000. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable.||All freshman applications submitted to RIT by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision), or November 1 for spring entry will be reviewed for possible selection.|
|RIT Computing Medal Scholarships||Award recipients nominated by their high schools who are admitted and enroll at RIT in the fall immediately following graduation from high school.||$7,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable.||Eligible students must be nominated by their high schools in the junior year for consideration. Apply for admission to RIT by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision).|
|RIT Innovation & Creativity Award Scholarships||Award recipients nominated by their high schools who are admitted and enroll at RIT in the fall immediately following graduation from high school.||
$7,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable.
|Eligible students must be nominated by their high schools in the junior year for consideration. Apply for admission to RIT by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision).|
|RIT National Co-op Scholarships||Awarded to outstanding admitted freshman students who, through their essay, reflect a clear enthusiasm for experiential learning.||$6,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable. Up to 10 awarded each year.||Submit scholarship application online at: www.waceinc.org.|
|RIT/FIRST Robotics Scholarships||Awarded to outstanding admitted freshman applicants who have participated on a high school FIRST team.||$7,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable. Up to 20 awarded each year.||Download scholarship application at: www.usfirst.org.|
|RIT Project Lead The Way Scholarships||Awarded to outstanding admitted freshmen who have completed two or more PLTW courses.||
$7,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable. Up to 20 awarded each year.
|Submit a letter of recommendation from a PLTW teacher along with RIT admission application and school transcripts by January 15.|
|RIT Hillside Scholarships||Awarded to admitted freshman students to recognize outstanding graduates of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program. Recipients are identified based on involvement in the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program.||$10,000 per year. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit-based scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. Renewable.||Must apply for admission to RIT by January 15 to be considered.|
|RIT Trustee Scholarships for Transfer Students||Transfer applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (computed by RIT) or higher at the time of admission. Students must complete an associate’s degree or the equivalent of 60 semester hours before enrolling at RIT.||Up to $10,000 per year. May be combined with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Renewable.||Submit all required admissions application documents by: March 1 for summer or fall entry; by November 1 for spring entry.|
|RIT Founders Scholarships for Transfer Students||Transfer applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (computed by RIT) or higher at the time of admission. Students must complete the equivalent of 30 semester hours before enrolling at RIT.||$7,000 to $8,500 per year. May be combined with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Renewable.||Submit all required admissions application documents by: March 1 for summer or fall entry; by November 1 for spring entry.|
|RIT Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships for Transfer Students||Awarded to transfer students with an associate’s degree elected to Phi Theta Kappa honor society.||$2,000 per year. May be combined with RIT Trustee or RIT Founders Scholarships. Renewable.||Submit all required admissions application documents by March 1 for summer or fall entry; by November 1 for spring entry.|
|RIT Nathaniel Rochester Society (NRS) Scholarships||Full-time undergraduate students who have achieved 2nd year standing at RIT with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. Winners selected by NRS Scholarship Committee.||Maximum awarded is $2,000 for four semesters of academic study (applied toward tuition charges). Awarded in addition to other financial aid and scholarships.||Download scholarship application at: www.rit.edu/nrs. File scholarship application in March.|
|ROTC Scholarships||Students enrolling in ROTC who are academically qualified.||Amounts vary.||
Air Force: (585) 475-5197
|RIT ROTC Scholarships||Awarded to Army, Air Force, or Navy ROTC cadets awarded three- or four-year scholarships prior to enrollment.||Up to the amount of a standard room and board plan, minus other financial aid and benefits.||Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.|
† Scholarship amounts indicated are based on RIT full-time tuition rates. Awards may be prorated for NTID-sponsored students
- This chart covers the most commonly awarded financial aid programs available to full-time undergraduate students at RIT. Information is correct as of 11/17.
- Most programs require satisfactory progress toward degree completion to maintain eligibility (https://www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/sap.html).
- Filing the FAFSA by the priority filing date will ensure priority consideration for all programs. Applications filed after this date will receive consideration as long as funds remain available.
- Scholarships provided by RIT will be prorated for NTID-sponsored students to reflect lower NTID tuition rates.
|NEED-BASED GRANTS||ELIGIBILITY||AMOUNT†||WHERE TO APPLY|
|RIT Grants||Students demonstrating financial need.||Amounts vary up to $20,000 per year for full-time study.||File the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 for priority consideration.|
|RIT RCSD Scholarship Initiative||Awarded to qualified freshman graduates of the Rochester City School District who have both lived in the city and attended an approved high school within the RCSD for the last three years of high school.||Full tuition through a combination of RIT scholarships and state and federal need-based grants.||To receive full consideration, applicants for fall entry must apply by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision), or November 1 for spring entry and be certified by the high school guidance office to be considered.|
|RIT/Say Yes Scholarships||In partnership with Say YES to Education, awarded to qualified participants in the Say Yes to Education program.||Full tuition through a combination of the RIT scholarships and state and federal need-based grants.||To receive full consideration, applicants for fall entry must apply by November 15 (Early Decision), January 15 (Regular Decision), or November 1 for spring entry and be certified by Say Yes to be considered.|
Program (New York State)
|Full-time students who are New York state residents and meet state income guidelines.||$500 to $5,165 per year for entering freshmen.||File New York State TAP Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|Federal Pell Grant||Students who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and meet need criteria.||$626 to $5,775 per year. Prorated for part-time study.||File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant||Students with high financial need (normally those who qualify for Federal Pell Grant).||$100 to $4,000 per year.||File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|NYS Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)||Economically and academically disadvantaged residents of New York state.||
Varies according to need and New York state funding.
|Contact HEOP Office at RIT, (585) 475-2506, for eligibility guidelines.|
|Other State Grants||Varies.||Amounts vary.||State education departments in state of residency.|
† Scholarship amounts indicated are based on RIT full-time tuition rates. Awards may be prorated for NTID-sponsored students. Federal student aid programs are subject to government appropriations.
- This chart covers the most commonly awarded financial aid programs available to full-time undergraduate students at RIT. Information is correct as of 6/15.
- Most programs require satisfactory progress toward degree completion to maintain eligibility (see RIT Undergraduate Bulletin).
- Federal student aid programs are subject to government appropriations.
- Filing the FAFSA by the priority filing date will ensure priority consideration for all programs. Applications filed after this date will receive consideration as long as funds remain available.
- Scholarships provided by RIT will be prorated for NTID-sponsored students to reflect lower NTID tuition rates.
|LOANS||ELIGIBILITY||AMOUNT†||WHERE TO APPLY|
|Federal Direct Loans||All students enrolled at least half-time in a degree program.||Maximum amount: 1st year: $3,500; 2nd year: $4,500; 3rd, 4th, 5th years: $5,500. Additional maximum $2,000 Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans – all years.||File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|Federal Direct Loans – Independent Students||All independent undergraduates enrolled at least half time in a degree program.||Maximum amount (including unsubsidized): 1st year: $9,500; 2nd year: $10,500; 3rd, 4th, 5th years: $12,500.||File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|Federal Direct PLUS Loans||Parent of a dependent student who is enrolled at least half time in a degree program.||Total cost of education minus all other financial aid awarded.||File the FAFSA and apply online at www.studentloans.gov.|
† Scholarship amounts indicated are based on RIT full-time tuition rates. Awards may be prorated for NTID-sponsored students
|EMPLOYMENT||ELIGIBILITY||AMOUNT†||WHERE TO APPLY|
|Federal Work-Study Program||Students with financial need. Most jobs provided are on campus. Some community service positions are available.||Varies depending on hours and wage rate. RIT wage rates start at $9.70 per hour.||File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|RIT Employment Program||No financial need requirement. May be on campus or off campus.||Varies, depending on hours and wage rate. RIT wage rates start at $9.70 per hour.||RIT Student Employment Office.|
† Scholarship amounts indicated are based on RIT full-time tuition rates. Awards may be prorated for NTID-sponsored students.
This chart covers the most commonly awarded financial aid programs available to full-time undergraduate students at RIT. Information is correct as of May 2016. Most programs require satisfactory progress toward degree completion to maintain eligibility. Filing the FAFSA by March 1 (March 15 for transfer students and April 1 for continuing students) will ensure priority consideration for all programs. Applications filed after this date will receive consideration as long as funds remain available.
Each year the university awards restricted and endowed scholarships, made possible through the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations. Awards are made by RIT’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or RIT academic departments in accordance with the special criteria of each scholarship. All applicants for financial aid are automatically considered for scholarships for which they meet the established criteria.
- Academic Excellence Endowed Scholarship
- Harriet Thayer Adams Scholarship
- Max Adler Scholarship
- Advantage Federal Credit Union Endowed Scholarship
- George Alden Scholarship Fund
- Susan E. and Scott E. Alexander NRS Scholarship
- Mary R. Alexander Scholarship
- Fanny Knapp Allen Scholarship
- Theodore & Betty Jane Altier Scholarship
- Ames Amzalek Scholarship
- Salvador Anchondo Jr. Memorial Scholarship
- Robert W. Anderson Endowed Scholarship
- Betsy L. Andrews Scholarship
- Clara L. Andrews Scholarship
- Ezra R. Andrews Scholarship
- Kate Rider Andrews Scholarship
- Frank & Geraldine Annunziata Endowed Scholarship
- Anonymous NTID Scholarship
- Susan and Robert Appleby Endowed Scholarship
- Howard Applegate Scholarship
- Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship
- Lee Augustine Memorial Scholarship
- Ralph Avery Scholarship
- Helen Bader Foundation
- David Baldwin Scholarship
- Thomas Ward Ball Scholarship
- Barlow Endowed Scholarship Fund
- John & Mary Bartholomew Scholarship
- Nancy and Bruce Bates NRS/Science
- The Bates Scholarship Endowment
- Bausch & Lomb Scholarship
- John Bausch Scholarship
- Clarence & Birdice Beal Scholarship
- Alice Beardsley Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Interpreting Students at NTID
- Ned Behnke Memorial Scholarship at NTID
- Richard Benjamin Memorial Scholarship
- Hillary Blair Benner Memorial Scholarship in New Media Design & Imaging
- Bennett Family Scholarship
- Ruth L. Bernhardt Scholarship
- Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
- John and Donna Beusch Endowed Scholarship
- Ruth E. Bice Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
- Fanny R. Bigelow Scholarship
- Roscoe Bills Scholarship
- Howard Bingham/Eastman Kodak Scholarship
- Blacksberg Family Endowed Fund
- Helen & Frederick Blaessig Memorial Scholarship
- Doris W. Blanchard Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Joseph & Helen Blatecky Scholarship
- Harriet Blickwede Scholarship
- Karin A. Blood Endowed Scholarship
- Boeing Company Scholarship
- Matthew David Bouffard Memorial Scholarship
- Donald N. and Jeris J. Boyce Endowed Scholarship
- Farid Bozorgi Memorial Scholarship Fund
- John and Honorable Caroline Branch
- Andrew & Mary Brenneman Annual Scholarship
- Joseph Briggs Endowed Scholarship
- Chester W. Brink Scholarship
- Stephen Briody Scholarship
- Adam D. Brody Memorial Phi Kappa Psi “Hero” Endowed Scholarship
- Dr. Bernard B. Brody Medical Science Scholarship
- Steffan Brown Scholarship
- Angela Buckley Endowed Scholarship
- Nettie Bullis Scholarship
- Francis ‘76 and Catherine Burzik Endowed Scholarship
- College of Business Recent Alumni
- Business Alumni Scholarship
- Business Faculty Endowed Scholarship
- Business Women’s Alumni Network
- Owen Butler Scholarship
- Orilla Wright Butts Scholarship Fund
- Harold Cadmus Memorial Scholarship
- Julia A. and Charles F. Cala NRS Scholarship in Science
- Cala Family Endowment
- Donn J. Calabrese Family Scholarship
- The Cameros Family NRS Scholarship
- Campus Connections Books and Supplies Scholarship
- Richard Capella Scholarship
- Caption First Scholarship at NTID
- Carlson Imaging Excellence Scholarship
- Howard F. Carver Scholarship
- Howard T. Case Scholarship
- CAST- Packaging Science General Scholarships
- CAST Alumni Endowed Scholarship
- Theodore Chapman Scholarship
- Check Family Endowed Scholarship
- Dr. Kathleen C. Chen Endowed Scholarship
- Arunas Chesonis Scholarship in the Saunders College of Business
- Adam Childs Memorial Scholarship
- John & Ruth Christie Scholarship
- CIAS General Scholarships
- Citigroup Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund at NTID
- Ruth and Brackett Clark Scholarship
- Adele Hathaway Clark Scholarship
- Florence Clark Scholarship
- Hugh Elmer Clark Memorial Scholarship
- Jack & Barbara Clarq Endowed Scholarship
- Class of ‘69 Scholarship
- Memorial to the Class of 1949 Photographic Technology Endowed Scholarship Fund
- COB Class Gift Endowed Scholarship
- Albert G. Coenen Scholarship
- Eugene Colby Scholarship
- Coleman Corporation Scholarship
- Wells Coleman Scholarship
- College of Science Student Advisory Board
- Ward D. Collister Scholarship
- Computer Science House Scholarship
- Anonymous Computer Science Scholarship
- Comstock Foundation Scholarship
- Karen Conner Annual Scholarship
- Continental Corporation Scholarship Endowed Fund at NTID
- Henry and Pinney Cooke Scholarship
- Jerome Countryman Memorial
- Lillian M. Cowin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Walter Crighton Scholarship
- Alvin Cronig Scholarship
- CSX Scholarship
- Bryon Culver Scholarship
- Curtice Burns Scholarship
- Dorothy E. Ann Fund (D.E.A.F.) Endowed Scholarship
- Robert R. and Donna E. Davila Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Nancy J. Davis Scholarship
- Alfred L. Davis & Ruby C. Davis Continuing Education Scholarship
- Alfred L. Davis & Ruby C. Davis Leadership Award
- Alfred L. and Ruby C. Davis International Student Scholarship
- Alfred L. Davis International Student Scholarship
- Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Scholarship
- Donald, Betty and Kevin Day Scholarship
- Peter Debraal Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- De Ridder Corporation Scholarship
- James J. Decaro Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Del Rosso Family Scholarship
- Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Endowed Scholarship
- Valentine R. and John DePaul Founders Fund
- Elliot & Justin Derman Scholarship
- DiMarco Constructors LLC NRS Endowment Fund
- Michael DiRoma Memorial Scholarship
- Division of Government and Community Relations Endowed Scholarship
- Ronald Dodge Memorial Endowed Fund at NTID
- Ronald Dodge Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Patrick Donovan Memorial
- Doolittle/Merrill Scholarship
- Thomas HW. Dougherty Scholarship
- Bill DuBois Endowed Scholarships
- Chris Dudek Memorial Scholarship
- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Dyer Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Eberly Family Scholarship
- ECI Systems & Engineering
- ECTET General Scholarships
- Educational Technology Center Instructional Services Scholarship
- Eisenhart Memorial Scholarship
- Robert Elder Scholarship
- Ellingson Memorial Scholarship
- Fred Emerson Foundation Scholarship
- Isabel & Benjamin Emerson Scholarship
- Raymond Englert
- Gerald Ephraim Scholarship
- Louise Epstein Supply Scholarship in SAC
- Excellence in Engineering Endowed Scholarship
- Eyer Foundation Scholarship
- Max Factor Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Barbara M. Fallon KPMG Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Scholarship
- John Doane Fay Scholarship
- Rose & George Feigenbaum Scholarship Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Nancy and Len Fein Endowed Scholarship
- William & Mildred Feinbloom Scholarship
- Ruth H. Fenyvessy Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Joseph Ferraro Memorial Scholarship
- Curt & Jean Feuer Scholarship at NTID
- James Fitz Memorial Scholarship
- Flora J. Foley Scholarship
- Maurice & Maxine Forman Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Donald J. Forst Endowed Scholarship
- J. Andrew Foster Senior and J. Andrew Foster Junior Scholarship
- Dr. Eugene Fram Scholarship
- Ron Francis Scholarship
- Howard Freckleton and Roy Hamel Endowed Fund
- R.T. French Scholarship
- Dr. Robert Frisina Scholarship
- Ann Wadsworth Frisina Memorial
- Max & Helene Frumkes Memorial
- Karl Fuchs Scholarship
- Emma Fulton Memorial Scholarship
- Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Endowed Scholarship
- Garelick Family Endowed Scholarship
- Garlinghouse Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Garthwaite-Brennan Endowed Scholarship
- GCCIS Alumni Endowed Scholarship
- Gegeheimer/McClure Scholarship
- Frank Geist Scholarship
- Gelsomino Entrepreneurship Scholarship
- General Motors Scholarship
- George T. Georgantas Memorial Scholarship
- Sarah Margaret Gillam Scholarship
- Jean Gillings Scholarship
- Kate Gleason Scholarship
- Kate Gleason COE Alumni Endowed Scholarship
- Gleason Memorial Scholarship Fund
- George & Anne Gleason Memorial Scholarship
- Warren R. Goldman Endowed Scholarship Fund at NTID
- Good Samaritan Association Scholarship
- Allen & Gloria Gopen Endowed Scholarship Fund
- George Gordon Scholarship
- Isaac Gordon Scholarship
- Donald and Veda Gotts Memorial Scholarship
- Goulds Pumps Inc. Award
- Graflex Scholarship
- Philip L. Graham Scholarship
- Robert P. and Mary B. Gulick NRS Scholarship Endowment
- The Hakim Family NRS Endowed Scholarship Endowment
- Edward A. Halbleib Endowed Scholarship
- Ezra Hale Scholarship
- William B. Hale Scholarship
- Mildred F. Hall Endowed Scholarship
- Sil Hall Scholarship
- Hamilton Relay Scholarship
- Carter Harmon Scholarship
- Jane King Harris Endowed Scholarship
- Denton P. and Alice F. Harris Endowed Scholarship
- Dr. Howard N. Harrison Scholarship
- Harter, Secrest and Emery NRS Scholarship Endowment
- Franz Haverstick Scholarship
- G. Sherwin Haxton Scholarship
- Safford Hazlett
- Healthcare Purchasing Scholarship
- William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
- Mary Jane Hellyar Endowed Scholarship
- Hermance Family Scholarship
- Herstmonceux Study Abroad Program
- Sol Heumann Scholarship
- John and Catherine Hill Endowed Scholarship
- Francis Sallie Ann Hillard Scholarship
- Laura Church Hillman Scholarship
- Hites Family Higher Education Challenge Grant Endowment
- Richard Hoerner Endowed Scholarship
- Hoffend Scholarship Fund
- Edward G. Hoffmann and Bert G. Guerreri Scholarship Fund
- Hogadone & Larwood Scholarship
- Holmes Family Endowed Scholarship
- Eric Honsberger Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Diane Hope Student Support Fund
- Charles C. Horn Scholarship
- Frank Horton Center Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Frank Horton Scholarship-NTID
- Frank Horton Undergraduate Scholarship
- William "Dummy" Hoy Old Time Baseball Endowed Scholarship
- HP Digital Publishing Innovations
- Ying-Yuan Huang and Li-Chu Huang NRS Endowed Scholarship
- Jerry Hughes Endowed Scholarship
- Forrest and Robert Hurlbut Residence College Fund
- T. Alan & Vicki T. Hurwitz Family Endowed Scholarship
- Frank Hutchins Scholarship
- Ralph Hymes Endowed Scholarship Fund
- School of Individualized Study Merit Scholarship
- School of Individualized Study Scholarship
- Arthur Ingle Scholarship
- Institute of Fellows Scholarship
- International Education & Global Program
- Interpretek Scholarship
- ISTA Educational Foundation/R. David LeButt Memorial Scholarship
- JHB Anonymous Endowed Scholarship
- Louis & Sylvia Jackson Scholarship
- Andrew R. Jacobson Annual Scholarship
- Robert L. Jacoby ‘77 Endowed Scholarship
- Elizabeth M. Jaenike Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Candy Thompson Jagus Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Dorothy B. James Scholarship
- Sharyn & Steven Janis Scholarship
- Jack Jenkins Endowment Scholarship
- Lucille Ritter Jennings Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Jephson Educational Trusts Scholarship
- Leo Joachim Graphic Arts Scholarship
- The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Helen Lucille Jones Memorial Scholarship
- John Wiley Jones International Scholarship
- Isaac Jordan Memorial Scholarship
- Thomas F. Judson Sr. NRS Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Thomas F. and Elisabeth Judson NRS Scholarship
- Abraham & Teresa Katz Scholarship
- Robert & Doris Kaufman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- David T. Kearns Endowed Fund for Technical Excellence
- Ron & Lyn Kelly Endowed Scholarship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
- Stephen J. Kersting Memorial Scholarship
- Drew and Francis King Endowment Fund
- Dorothy and Elizabeth Kitizing Endowed Scholarship
- Ruth Klee Endowed Scholarship
- David L. Kleinman Endowed Scholarship
- Kodak Professional Imaging Award
- Loweel Koenig Memorial Scholarship
- Bernard & May Kozel Entreprenurial Scholarship
- Jack Kronenberg Endowed Scholarship
- Sara L. Kuhnert Endowed Scholarship Fund at NTID
- Los Angeles Times Endowed Scholarship in Newspaper Production Management
- Lancer Graphics Industries, Inc. Scholarship
- Sheldon A. Lane Memorial NRS Scholarship Endowment
- Johanna Larson Endowed Scholarship in the Allied Health Disciplines
- Michael E. Lawson Endowed Scholarship
- Learning Support Services Scholarship
- LeChase Corp. Scholarship
- Leenhouts Family Scholarship
- Jay and Stephanie M. Levine Scholarship
- Levine Family Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
- Richard B. Lewis Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Liberal Arts Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship
- The Edward H. Lichtenstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Abe Lincoln Scholarship
- Dawn and Jacques Lipson M.D. Scholarship
- Lockheed Martin Scholarship
- Mildred Rembroke Loeffler Scholarship
- Lomb Citizen Soldier Scholarship
- Lomb People Scholarship
- Dr. Frank W. Lovejoy Jr. Endowed Scholarship
- Eugene Lowenthal Jr. Memorial Scholarship
- Max Lowenthal Memorial Scholarship
- Patrick T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship
- M&T Bank Urban Scholars Scholarship
- M/E Engineering Scholarship
- Barbara MacCameron Scholarship
- Lois C. Macy Scholarship
- Magazine Publishing Endowed Scholarship
- Thomas H. Maguire Memorial Scholarship
- Earl W. Mahuson Endowed Scholarship
- Max Sullivan Maisel Memorial Scholarship
- Maltby Endowed Scholarship
- Manufacturers Hanover Endowed Scholarship
- Donald Margolis Scholarship
- Dr. James C. Marsters Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Clara Martin Scholarship
- Lois G. Martin Endowed Scholarship in Hospitality and Service Management
- Mathematics & Statistics Fund of Rochester Scholarship
- Warren and Lois McClure Endowed Scholarship
- Margaret McEwen-Craven Scholarship
- Welliver McGuire Fund
- John McIntee Scholarship
- McIntosh Education Fund Scholarship
- Dean McWhirter Memorial Scholarship
- Alice Melnyk Scholarship
- Norman Miles Scholarship
- Norman Miller Electrical Engineering Scholarship
- Paul & Louise Miller Endowed Scholarship
- Paul A. and Francena L. Miller Professorship
- Barbara Milliman Scholarship
- Abraham & Sadie Milstein Scholarship
- Class Gift for the MMET/PS Department Scholarship Fund
- Helen Monar Short Scholarship
- Bernice Skinner Morecock Scholarship
- Earl Morecock Scholarship
- Clifford Waite Morgan Scholarship
- Moore Working Scholarship Endowed Fund
- Michael and Jean Morley NRS Endowment
- Michael P. Morley ‘69 Endowed Scholarship
- Catherine Morse Scholarship
- Kevin Mowl Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Mowris-Mulligan Endowed Scholarship
- Charles W., Sue L., Freda L. Muffitt Scholarship
- Dennis & Cathy Mullen Endowed Scholarship
- Irene L. Muntz Endowed Scholarship
- Nicholas F. Murray Memorial Scholarship
- Michelle “Shelley” Nageotte Memorial Scholarship
- Ganpat Rai Nangea Memorial Scholarship
- M.L. Navrat Endowed Scholarship at NTID
- M.L. Navrat RIT/Rochester City Scholars Scholarship
- Don Naylor Scholarship
- C.B. Neblette Memorial Scholarship
- Evaline and Louis Neff Scholarship
- New Haven Craftsmen's Club Scholarship
- Grace B. Norton Scholarship
- Joseph F. Noveck Memorial Scholarship
- Nathaniel Rochester Society Scholarships
- NTID Scholarship
- NTID Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
- NTID Architectural Technology Scholarship
- NTID Business Careers Endowed Scholarship
- NTID Endowed Scholarship in Visual Arts Disciplines
- NTID Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
- NTID Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship Fund
- NTID Science/Engineering Careers Endowed Scholarship Fund
- NTID Student Leadership Endowed Fund
- NTID Visual Communication Endowed Scholarship Fund
- NYS Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honor of Martha Perry
- Milton H. & Ray B. Ohringer Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Dr. David Olsson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Oneida Air Future Craftsmen Award
- Osher Reentry Scholarship Program
- Palmer Food Services Scholarship
- Robert F. Panara Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Mary and John Parke NRS Scholarship
- Sandra Parker Scholarship
- Mohal T. Patel Scholarship
- SJ Paterson & ML Hall Endowed Scholarship
- Barbara Paul Memorial Scholarship
- Charles J. “Chuck” Pease Jr. Memorial Scholarship
- Gerald & Pamela Pelano Scholarship
- Paul Pelletier Memorial Scholarship
- Terry "Zippy" Peploski Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Anthony J. Petrucelli ‘61 Memorial Scholarship
- Pharmaceutical Packaging Studies Scholarship
- Philips ECG Inc. Scholarship
- Physics Faculty and Alumni Endowed Scholarship
- Wayne R. Pierce ‘42 Restricted Scholarship
- Leonard T. Pimental Scholarship
- William & Jacqueline Pittenger NRS Scholarship
- Seth Policzer and Syed Ali Turab Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Eugene and Wanda Polisseni Scholarship
- Paul W. Porter Memorial Scholarship
- Ann Conway Powers Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Prentice Family Scholarship
- David Presco Memorial Scholarship
- School of Print Media Scholarship for Women
- Women in Printing Network Endowed Scholarship
- John Myers Pritchard Endowed Scholarship
- Pulver Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Venkat Purushotham Endowed Scholarship for International Students
- Q.C.I. Corporation Scholarship
- Queens Group Scholarship
- Kamran Rab ‘05 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Harold Rafael Memorial Scholarship
- Byron J. Ramseyer Memorial Scholarship
- Eustis and Thelma Rawcliffe Memorial Scholarship in Printing
- Real Time Enterprises Scholarship
- Redcom Laboratories Undergraduate Scholarship
- William A. Reedy Memorial Scholarship
- Russell Reilly Memorial Scholarship
- R. Bruce Reinecker Scholarship
- Jack Renfro Scholarship
- Carl Reynolds Computer Science Endowed Scholarship
- Robert W. Rice Endowed Scholarship
- Richards Endowed Scholarship
- Edward J. Ries Memorial Scholarship
- RIT Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship
- RIT Department of Service Systems
- RIT Facilities Management Employer Endowed Scholarship
- RIT Greek Organization Service Scholarship
- RIT International Student Alumni Scholarship
- RIT Memorial Fund Scholarship
- RIT Memorial Fund Endowed Scholarship
- RIT Miscellaneous Endowed Scholarship
- RIT Parents Endowed Scholarship
- RIT Bill Reedy Memorial Endowed Kodak Scholarship
- RIT Residence College Fund
- Frank Ritter Memorial Scholarship
- Ritz Dinner General Support
- Robbins & Meyers Scholarship
- Jon and Jessie Roberts Endowed Scholarship in Performing Arts
- Archibald & Mary Robinson Scholarship
- Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation Scholarship
- Rochester City Scholars Program Scholarship
- Rochester Midland Corporation Endowed Scholarship
- Rock-Tenn Packaging Scholarship
- Ian Rodgers Memorial Scholarship
- Roosevelt Paper Scholarship
- Robert Root Endowed Scholarship
- M. Richard and Clarice Rose NRS Scholarship
- Rebecca Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. Ellie Rosenfield Endowed Scholarship
- Philip Rosenzweig Memorial Scholarship
- Madelon and Richard Rosett Scholarship
- Rubens Family Scholarship
- Bud & Joan Rusitzky Scholarship
- Laura Bradford Russell Memorial Scholarship
- David & Fannie Rutty Memorial Scholarship
- Janet R. Salitan Liberal Arts Scholarship
- Jay P. Samuels/ Pictorial Offset NRS Scholarship
- Ester Gosnell Sanders Endowed Scholarship
- Nelson & Celeste Sanford Memorial Scholarship
- Elizabeth Dunlap Sargent Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at NTID
- Sasakawa-DeCaro Scholarship
- E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship
- Savlov Family Endowed Performing Arts Fund
- Alan & Michele Scheff Endowed Fund
- Robert J. Scheiber Memorial Scholarship
- Robert Pitman Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
- Paul & Katherine Schmidt Scholarship
- Charles W. Schmitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- William J. Schmitt Memorial Scholarship
- Killian J. & Caroline Schmitt International Scholarship
- Martin L. Schultz Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Ruth S. Schumacher Fund
- General Scholarships for College of Science
- Marlene E. Scott Memorial Scholarship
- Robert P. Scripps Graphic Arts Endowed Scholarship
- Robert P. Scripps Graphic Arts Scholarship/ Melbert B. Carey Fund
- James Scudder Memorial Scholarship
- Wilfrid and Isabel Searjeant Endowed Scholarship
- James Sedgwick of New York Scholarship Fund
- Norman C. and Mercedes S. Selke Memorial Scholarship
- Eric Senna Scholarship
- Martin Setto Memorial Scholarship
- Shot Endowed Scholarship Fund
- F. Ritter and Hettie Shumway NRS Scholarship Endowment
- F. Ritter Shumway Scholarship
- S. Richard Silverman Endowed
- Fred Simmon Memorial Scholarship
- Carolie R. Simone Endowed Scholarship at NTID
- Albert J. Simone Endowed Scholarship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Albert & Carolie Simone Margaret’s House Scholarship
- Albert & Carolie Simone NRS Scholarship
- John T. & Leona G. Skalny Scholarship
- Joseph & Deidre Smialowski Scholarship
- Susan Smigel International Student Scholarship
- Kevin Smith Memorial Scholarship
- David Smith Memorial Endowment Scholarship
- David Alan Smith Engineering and Entrepreneurship Scholarship
- Eric Allen Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Sidney Smith Family Endowed Scholarship
- Dr. Fred W. Smith Endowed Scholarship
- Norma M. Snyder NRS Endowed Scholarship
- Robert L. and Norma M. Snyder NRS Scholarship Endowment
- Software Engineering General Scholarship Fund
- John G. Sommers Sr. Memorial Endowed Printing Scholarship
- Benjamin Soukup Endowed Scholarship Fund at NTID
- Southwest School of Printing Management Scholarship
- C. Sherwood Southwick Jr. Endowed Scholarship
- Harry Speck Scholarship
- Spectrum Support Program
- Karl Sperber Scholarship
- Sprint Scholarship Fund @ NTID
- Statler Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship
- Arthur L. Stern Fund
- Hattie m. Strong Scholarship
- Pearl Hewlett Stutz Scholarship
- Frank B. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
- Matthew Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
- Solon E. Summerfield Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
- William Swart Endowed Scholarship
- Michael A. Swartzman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
- David F. Sykes Endowed
- Peter H. Sykes Endowed Scholarship
- George Taenzer Memorial Scholarship
- Paul and Sally Taylor Endowed Scholarship
- Daniel D. Tessoni Endowed Scholarship
- Thermal Analysis Prize
- Michael Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Performing Arts
- Eloise Thornberry Endowed Scholarship
- Louis C. Tiffany Foundation
- Hollis Todd Scholarship
- Kenneth & Barbara Tornvall Endowed Scholarship
- Kate Louise Trahey Scholarship
- Vincent F. & Jeanette Traniello Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Donald and Christina Truesdale Endowed Scholarship
- Fred Tucker Endowed Scholarship
- Clarence Tuites Scholarship
- Turri & Brown Endowed Scholarship
- Phil Tyler Endowed Scholarship
- Clifford & Ruth Ulp Memorial Scholarship
- United Way Child Care Scholarship
- University Studies Program General Support
- W. Paul Urich Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Walter Vanderweel Memorial Scholarship
- Elizabeth VanHorne Memorial Scholarship
- Al VanNevel Memorial Foundation Scholarship
- James Ventimiglia Memorial Printing Award
- Charles and Andrea Volpe Scholarship
- Volpe Scholars Annual Fund
- Joseph Waldinsperger Scholarship
- Dewitt Wallace/ Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship
- Walls-Olsen Memorial Scholarship
- Stephanie Warren Scholarship for Excellence in Emergency Medicine
- J. Watumull Scholarship Fund
- Kathleen Wayland-Smith Scholarship
- Louis A. Wehle Scholarship
- David Weinstein Scholarship
- Harold J. Weisburg Scholarship
- Mark & Beulah Welch Scholarship
- Cy Welcher Scholarship
- James Weldon and Lillie Chaney Brumfield Scholarship
- Peter S. Wells Endowed Scholarship
- Edwin Welter Fund
- Western New York Village Superintendents Scholarship
- Nelson Whitaker Scholarship
- Ronald & JoAnn White Scholarship
- Whitman Family Scholarship for School for American Crafts
- Whitman Family Scholarship
- Eloise Wilkin Memorial Scholarship
- Elizabeth W. Williams Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts
- Norman Williams Family Scholarship
- Daniel D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
- James Wilson Memorial Scholarship
- Wallace & Paula Wilson Scholarship
- Thomas B. Wilson Scholarship
- Windstream Scholarship Program
- Jim Winter Memorial Scholarship
- John J. Wittman II Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Joseph C. & Loretta F. Wolf Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Henry Wolf Scholarships
- L. & M. Wolk Foundation Physician Assistant Scholarship
- Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund for Deaf Students at RIT
- Rudolph Wollner Scholarship
- Rose Wollner Scholarship
- Women’s Council of RIT Endowed Scholarship
- Women’s Club of Rochester Endowed NTID Scholarship
- Women’s Council Endowed NTID Scholarship
- William D. Wright Scholarship
- Wurzer NRS Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Xerox Endowed Scholarship
- Myles G. Yerden Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Young Printing Executive Club Scholarship
- Richard and Lois Zakia Scholarship
- Jeffrey W. Zielasko Memorial Scholarship
- Donald Zrebiec Scholarship