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How does my student apply for financial aid?

Learn about financial aid available to students, and how to apply.

All U.S. students who wish to be considered for financial aid, whether NYIT-sponsored or a government program, must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Financial aid offices at educational institutions use information from the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible to receive federal student aid from grants, loans and work-study programs. You MUST file a new FAFSA every year in order to be considered for financial aid. These forms are available every January. 

FAFSA Deadlines: For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than Jan. 1 of the year you plan to attend. It is advised that students file between Jan. 1 and Feb. 14 of the academic year they plan to attend; FAFSA applications must be received by June 30 for federal aid. The New York State deadline for FAFSA applications is May 1.

How to Apply: The quickest way to apply is online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you need help filling out the FAFSA, call 800.433.3243 (800-4-Fed-Aid) between 8 a.m. and midnight, Eastern time. 
When filling out the FAFSA you will be asked for NYIT’s Federal Title IV school code, which is 002782. If you are a New York state resident you may also be eligible to apply for grant money known as TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). Undergraduate students applying for TAP must be enrolled full time (12 credits); the TAP school code for NYIT undergraduate students is 2120. NYIT graduate students applying for TAP must also be enrolled in 12 credits. The graduate student TAP school code is 5455. For more information on TAP, go to www.hesc.org.


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