I appreciate the RIT Financial Aid Office because of the consistency in service they provide. As a high school student before I committed to RIT, I received help from Judy Dumitru. Now, I still work with her on my plans to stay at RIT for my Master's degree. Having this consistent contact removed the intimidation of reaching out if I ever have a question.
- Hannah H.
Criminal Justice Major
RIT Application and FAFSA Preferred Filing Dates
Early Decision I
Financial aid award notification begins mid-December
Early Decision II
Financial aid award notification begins mid-January
January 15 [Fall]
November 1 [Spring]
Fall financial aid award notification begins mid-March. Spring notification is rolling.
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.
NYS STEM Incentive Program
The New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program provides tuition scholarship for eligible New York state high school graduates if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York state (NYS) for 5 years after graduation. RIT offers exciting programs in a wide variety of STEM related fields. In conjunction with RIT’s excellent co-operative learning and internship programs, RIT is uniquely qualified to prepare students to enter a lucrative career in one of many STEM fields. Learn more about the NYS STEM Incentive Program
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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