RIT/NTID Need-Based Grants

Need-Based Grants

  • 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 is demonstrate 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.
Additional Information
Award amount is determined annually based on information provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Eligibility

Awarded to qualified freshman 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.

Additional Information
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.
Eligibility
In partnership with Say YES to Education, awarded to qualified participants in the Say Yes to Education program.
Additional Information

Recipients receive award equal to full tuition through a combination of RIT scholarships and state and federal need-based grants.

Visit http://sayyestoeducation.org/for-students/scholarships/
How to Apply
Must apply for admission to RIT by January 15 and be certified by Say Yes to be considered.
Eligibility
Based on financial need for students who have not yet attained a bachelor’s degree.
Additional Information

Prorated for part time study.

Limited to 12 semesters of full-time eligibility or part-time equivalent.
Eligibility
Students who have not yet attained a bachelor’s degree that demonstrate exceptional financial need.  Priority given to federal Pell grant recipients.
Additional Information
Prorated for part time study.
Eligibility
Full-time students who are New York state residents and meet state income guidelines.
Additional Information

For tuition purposes only.

Up to 8 semesters of full-time enrollment depending on program of study.
How to Apply

Apply on-line at www.hesc.ny.gov OR via FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Must apply every year.
Eligibility
Economically and academically disadvantaged residents of New York state.
How to Apply
Contact HEOP Office at RIT (585-475-2506) for eligibility guidelines.
Eligibility
Requirements vary depending on state of residence
How to Apply
Contact state education department where you reside.

Need-Based Grants for NTID Supported Students

Eligibility
NTID students who have demonstrated need due to insufficient support from outside resources.
Additional Information
Award amount is determined annually based on information provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and review of outside resource eligibility. 
Eligibility
NTID supported students who are enrolled as a cross-registered RIT student and have demonstrated financial need.
Additional Information
Award amount is determined annually based on information provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and review of outside resource eligibility.