Financial Aid

We’re here to support your future success and make a world-class education within reach.

RIT is committed to making education accessible. We want to take the guesswork out of the aid process to help make your experience as smooth as possible. Our Financial Aid office is your partner, and we can work to create a financial plan together. Our goal is to provide assistance that can help you launch the career of your dreams.



of all incoming RIT first-year and transfer students receive aid


is awarded annually in RIT grants and scholarships


is awarded annually to students from all aid sources

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Your Investment

Investing in an RIT education is a decision that can pay off for your future career. We’re recognized and ranked as a Best Value School and a College That Creates Futures.

Tuition and Fees

How to Apply for Aid

Get the information you need to apply for financial aid including deadlines, step-by-step instructions, forms, and more by selecting a link below. If you need help or have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Send us forms or documents using our secure document upload.   Upload a Document

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FAFSA Preferred Filing Dates

November 1

First-Year & Transfer Students
Spring 2022

November 1

Graduate Students
Spring 2022

November 1

First-Year Students
Early Decision I - Fall 2022

January 1

First-Year Students
Early Decision II - Fall 2022

January 15

First-Year Students
Regular Decision - Fall 2022

February 1

Transfer Students
Fall 2022

March 1

Graduate Students
Fall 2022

April 1

Current Students

Scholarships and Loans

Scholarships are awarded based on your academic and/or extracurricular merit. You are automatically considered for most RIT Scholarships just by applying for admission.

There are also several awards you may be eligible for, including the RIT Alumni Referral Award.

RIT Graduate Scholarships are awarded by academic programs in recognition of students’ records of academic excellence. The amount of the award varies by student and department. Scholarships do not include a stipend. These awards carry with them the expectation that students will maintain a minimum academic standard (3.0 cumulative grade point average) and make satisfactory progress toward their degrees.

Students who qualify for a full RIT tuition waiver or full reimbursement from an employer or an outside agency are not eligible for an RIT Graduate Scholarship.

Co-op Financial Benefits

Our unique Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op) not only complements your academics, but has financial benefits. This full-time, major-specific, paid work experience provides early career exposure that can help you stand out and earn more.

  • $0 tuition while on co-op
  • You may still qualify for financial aid while on co-op
  • Co-op earnings can help you pay for personal expenses or your tuition and fees.

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Featured Events

Attend a virtual event to hear directly from Financial Aid staff regarding the aid application process, accepting your financial aid award, financial literacy as a college student, and more.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships for RIT Undergraduates

There are no upcoming events at this time, but you can register to view a recording from a past event.

Register for recordings for the virtual financial aid sessions

RIT/NTID Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid webinar for students interested in ASL-English Interpretation:

  • Tue, November 16 | 7 p.m. ET

Register for the RIT/NTID Webinars

Contact Us

Our expert team is here to provide personalized support.

Please use one of the options below to connect with our office. Contacting us through multiple channels with the same question will delay response times. We appreciate your cooperation.

For general questions about the financial aid process, we recommend our live chat.

For general questions about your specific situation, we recommend you email [email protected].

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. Chat is reserved for general non-student specific information only.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Bausch and Lomb Center
56 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Directions to Admissions and Aid

Financial Aid Counseling Team

Consumer Information

Secure Document Upload

Office Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

[email protected]
p. 585-475-2186

f. 585-475-7270