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Introduction to Conversion-Related Changes to Financial Aid

Annual financial aid and scholarship amounts for two semesters will be equivalent to the amounts for three quarters. Since tuition and fees charged for one semester will be more than for one quarter, the amount of financial aid for one semester will also be more than for one quarter.

Financial aid will continue to be disbursed per academic term. The timing of disbursement of financial aid will change to reflect semesters. Rather than disbursing financial aid each quarter, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will disburse students' financial aid each semester, assuming the student has completed all the necessary required paperwork and met the necessary eligibility requirements to allow disbursement.

Priority Dates 2013-2014

There will be no changes in the priority dates for 2013-2014 as a result of the conversion to semesters. Here is a preview of those dates:

Student Type Application Deadlines Award Notification Dates
Incoming freshman students March 1, 2013
File your 2013-2014 FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2013)
Mid March
Incoming Transfer Students March 15, 2013
File your 2013-2014 FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2013)
Early April
Incoming Graduate Students March 1, 2013
File your 2013-2014 FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2013
Mid April
Current Undergraduate & Graduate Students April 1, 2013
File your 2013-2014 FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov (earliest submission date is January 1, 2013)

Submit your RIT 2013-2014 Financial Aid Form to the RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (available January 2013)
Mid June

Additional information regarding financial aid and scholarships and the application process can be found at www.rit.edu/financialaid