Expenses & Financial Aid


Annual undergraduate tuition costs for 2020-21

In-state tuition: Associate-level


In-state tuition: Baccalaureate-level


Out-of-state tuition: Associate-level


Out-of-state tuition: Baccalaureate-level


Housing costs for 2019-21*

Housing: Room and board


Housing: Apartment-style


*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, housing costs for 2020-21 are not available.

Financial Aid

FIT is committed to providing a superior education at an affordable cost. Students enrolled in degree programs who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens may qualify for federal and state grants, low-interest student loans, work-study, and institutional, state, or external scholarships. To determine a student’s eligibility for need-based federal financial aid, FIT requires submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be filed online at fafsa.gov starting every Oct. 1. For priority consideration, FIT encourages students to file the FAFSA by Jan. 15 for the fall semester and by Oct. 15 for the spring semester. Students must file the FAFSA annually to be considered for need-based federal aid.


Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Stafford loans, Direct PLUS loans, and work-study jobs provide eligible students with financial resources to support their education.


New York State residents may be eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant and/or the Excelsior Scholarship. Students from New York State who are deemed to be financially and academically disadvantaged may qualify for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which provides additional financial aid and support services. The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act provides eligible undocumented and other student residents with access to state-administered grants and scholarships.


For more information, please visit fitnyc.edu/financialaid. You may also visit the SUNY Smart Track site for additional information about college financial planning.