Financial Aid

Starting this (Spring 2012) Semester: Financial Aid Options

VIP is honored to be one of the 10 programs in the United States that is a federally recognized Comprehensive Transition and Post-secondary (CTP) program. As the only one in New York State and one of just two in the Northeast, VIP is in an elite class of programs for students with intellectual disabilities. .

What does this mean? 

  • VIP students and their families may apply for specific federal grants: Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG).
  • VIP students are eligible for work-study programs -- as long as they are not funded by U.S. Department of Labor Youth Program.
  • VIP students and parents can begin filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. There are special FAFSA instructions for CTP students -- find out more here.
  • The amount of aid VIP students can receive from grant and work-study programs will vary based on their financial profiles
  • VIP students who are funded by school districts are not eligible for federal grants or work study.
  • VIP students and their families are not eligible for federal loans or programs other than those specified above.

Contact Information

If you have questions about financial aid or completing the FAFSA, there are three sources of information:

  • For general questions, call VIP at 631.348.3354.
  • For technical questions, please contact NYIT's Office of Financial Aid at 516.686.7680 or
  • For questions concerning the FAFSA, contact the federal government at 800.4.FEDAID or 800.433.3243. Please note: the changes to financial aid regulations for CTP programs are new. Not all of the operators are aware of the recent changes. You must explain that your studenthas an Intellectual Disability (ID) and is enrolled in a federally approved Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP)program.