All RIT students are eligible to work as student employees. RIT Employment awards indicate the total amount of money you may earn per semester. Students can use the RIT Job Search to find on-campus jobs and apply.
Money awarded to you by the Federal government. May include Federal Grants, Federal Loans, and/or Federal Work Study.
Work Study is a form of Student Employment. Work Study is awarded based on your financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. Work Study awards indicate the total amount of money you may earn for personal expenses each semester. Students can use the RIT Job Search to find on-campus jobs and apply.
State Aid opportunities, their application processes, and deadlines will vary from state-to-state. There may be Scholarships and/or Grants available from the state you reside in.
Contact the state education department where you reside for information about eligibility.
Outside Aid Sources
Depending on your financial need, you may want to explore Outside Aid Sources. You may be eligible for additional scholarships or loans from outside institutions and banks to assist you in affording your education. See list of common Outside Aid sources to get started
We always recommend filing the FAFSA first. Federal loans typically have lower interest rates than outside sources.
Forms and Resources
We’ve collected the forms you may need to submit when applying for financial aid. All forms require at least one signature. Digital and electronic signatures are not acceptable.
To view forms, we recommend you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (you can download it for free).
The best way to submit forms is through our secure file upload, which protects your privacy and confidential information. We do not accept any forms or documentation via email.
Forms may also be mailed to our office. Find our address in the Contact section.
Additional resources are available if you need help determining your financial need, understanding financial aid terms, and more.
If you have questions at any point in the process, we’re here to help.
For general questions about the financial aid process, we recommend our live chat.
For general questions about your specific situation, we recommend that you email email@example.com.
For detailed questions about your specific situation, we recommend that you call 585-475-2186.
Contacting our office by phone or email allows us to answer specific questions related to a student as long as we are able to affirm the student and the individual requesting information to protect privacy and confidentiality. Live chat is reserved only for general non-student specific information.
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Bausch and Lomb Center
56 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5604