All need-based programs require a student to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the priority filing deadline and to reapply each academic year. Additional requirements are listed under the funding source.
Renewal of RIT and/or NTID awards requires demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and may be received up to 8 semesters of full-time attendance in coursework applicable to the student program of study (Bachelor’s), 4 semesters (Associate) unless approved by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Award amounts are subject to increase or decrease if significant changes in demonstrated need occur.
Federal aid programs require a student to be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward degree completion. State grant programs have different SAP requirements than federal aid programs.
Awarded to qualified first-year students who are 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.
Total family income must be less than $66,000.
Recipients receive award equal to full tuition through a combination of RIT scholarships and state and federal need-based grants.
How to Apply
RIT admission application due by January 15 and be certified by high school guidance office for consideration.
In partnership with Say YES to Education, awarded to qualified participants in the Say Yes to Education program. Total family income must be less than $75,000.
Recipients receive an award equal to full tuition through a combination of RIT scholarships and state and federal need-based grants.
How to Apply
In order to be considered, your RIT admission application and the Say Yes scholarship certification form are due by January 15. The certification form can be found on the webpage of your local Say Yes community chapter (Syracuse, NY; Buffalo, NY; Guilford County, NC; and Cleveland, OH).