NYIT’s Office of Financial Aid recognizes that in order to understand the process of obtaining financial aid, the accurate and timely dissemination of information to the consumer is critical. Policies and procedures have been implemented to ensure appropriate dissemination of information. Under federal financial aid program guidelines, colleges must annually provide a notice to all enrolled students describing the availability of consumer information. In addition to reviewing information about financial aid and NYIT below, please refer to information we provide on:
- Costs and Allowances
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Consortium/Contractual Agreements
- Loan Billing/Repayment
Financial Aid Program Information Availability
Information is distributed by NYIT to students through:
- NYIT Catalog
- NYIT website
- NYIT financial aid award letter
- Emails describing our policies and procedures
- Letters sent via the U.S. Postal Service
- Reminders sent via text messages
Additional resources distributed by the Office of Financial Aid include:
- The Student Guide, published by the U.S. Department of Education
- New York State HESC informational pamphlets
- U.S. Department of Education pamphlets
- Scholarship database websites
- Student Aid Estimator
- “Shopping Sheet” provided in student financial aid packages
- National Center for Education Statistics
Procedures and Forms Required to Apply for Financial Aid
Requirements to apply for financial aid can be found in NYIT’s catalogs, website, and financial aid publications. In addition, notices announcing deadlines and application availability can be found on flyers on campus and in student newspapers. The following information is available on NYIT’s website:
- Academic programs
- Refund policy
- Cost of attendance
- Accommodation policy regarding students with disabilities
- Procedures for officially withdrawing from the college
- Treatment of Title IV funds and other financial aid upon complete withdrawal from the college.
- Title IV Student Withdrawal Policy: Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students
Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)-Required Information
- Description of institutional policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement and civil and criminal liabilities for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. See the Student Handbook for information pertaining to the Academic Integrity Policy
- Vaccination policies Counseling and Wellness Services for NYIT policies regarding vaccination.
- Transfer-of-credit policies: Transfer Students
- Student body diversity: NYIT at a Glance
- Placement information and types of employment obtained by graduates: Career Services
- Intercollegiate athletic programs: Athletics
- Retention rate for first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students (fall 2013- 2014): 75%
- Six-year graduation rate for bachelor’s-degree seeking students (2008 cohort): 45%
Each Oct. 1, NYIT publishes its annual campus security report, which contains:
- Campus crime statistics for the past three years.
- Statement of current policies regarding reporting criminal action or other emergencies on campus, security of and access to campus facilities, campus law enforcement, types of programs available for drug and alcohol abuse and sexual assault, and procedures to follow when an offense occurs.
Drugs and Alcohol
- Notice to students concerning penalties for drug violations: Community Living Standards
- Drug and alcohol abuse prevention Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
- Disclosure of fire safety standards and measures: Community Living Standards
- Missing person procedure: Campus Security
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Students can come by the Enrollment Services Center to pick-up voter registration forms. Students can also find voter registration forms and voter education info online. NYIT (in conjunction with an outside agency, TurboVote) provides an online voter registration system. For students who cannot complete online registrations, TurboVote populates registration forms with a registrant's info, mails it to them to sign and also sends with it a stamped envelope!
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and honors all American citizens. A Congressional initiative, authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 (118 Stat.2809, 3344-45 [Section 111]) requires each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.
NYIT is proud to celebrate this important holiday by offering programs and lectures on September 17 each year. Please check NYIT's Calendar of Events for information on upcoming events.
In addition, we invite you to explore various repositories of Congressional history at the following links: