Financial Aid

Financial Aid

NOTE: To complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA, you can use the Data Retrieval Tool to transfer yours and your parents 2016 federal tax information to the FAFSA .

To complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA, you can use the Data Retrieval Tool to transfer yours and your parents 2017 federal tax information to the FAFSA .

NYIT's Long Island Campus and New York City Campus Federal School Code ("Title IV" code) for putting NYIT as a school of your choice on the FAFSA is 002782 .

Many students are able to benefit from our generous financial aid programs and policies, so don't be deterred by the published tuition costs of attending NYIT. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you and your family understand and take advantage of options to offset the cost and comfortably fund your education throughout your college career. We encourage you to educate yourself about the cost of college and resources available to you.

Students can find a plethora of useful federal financial aid information on the Federal Student Aid Twitter webpage (@FAFSA). Information via FSA’s @FAFSA Twitter account provides up-to-date happenings and information regarding federal financial aid. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource.

Spring 2019 / Summer 2019

If you are attending Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 terms, taking at least 6 credits, and want federal loans, complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA on and a Seasonal Loan Request Form.

Types of Aid

Scholarships & Grants

These are both “gift awards” that you don’t have to pay back. They can come from NYIT, the federal or state government, or from private and non-profit organizations, and can be awarded based on economic need,  merit, or other criteria.


Loans are borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. Federal loans, which include both need-based and non-need-based options, usually offer the best terms. Private loans are available from banks and other financial institutions. They carry variable interest rates, and usually require a co-signer.

Work Study

The Federal College Work Study Program provides part-time employment to assist eligible enrolled students in paying for educational expenses. It is based on economic need. If you are not eligible for Federal College Work Study, you can also become a student aid. For more information, please email Student Employment.

Veteran's Benefits

NYIT is proud to serve veterans of the U.S. armed forces. In coordination with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, we offer you and your family an array of programs and educational benefits to help pay for NYIT tuition and assist with living expenses while enrolled at our university.

Review the Financial Aid Glossary.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

This information is not applicable to international students. View these helpful videos to find out what to know about the FAFSA and financial aid process.

Step 1: Create an FSA ID


Your FSA ID gives you access to all federal student aid programs, including the FAFSA, and serves as your electronic signature.

When: As soon as you begin the college application process.

Watch this short video to learn how to create an FSA ID.

Step 2: Complete and file your FAFSA online


NYIT’s Federal School Code: 002782.

FAFSA determines your eligibility both for government-sponsored aid and for the more than $40 million in grants and scholarships NYIT awards every year.


  • February 15: Priority Deadline for New Students
  • June 30: Federal Aid Deadline

File anytime after Oct. 1 to maximize your financial aid eligibility, especially if you plan on being a full-time student.

View video: 7 easy steps to the FAFSA

The Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form

Step 3: New York State Residents—Complete your TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application


NYIT’s TAP Codes:

Undergraduate – 2120
Graduate – 5455

Graduate code is needed for state aid and for veteran students applying for New York State veteran-related aid. Complete your FAFSA online, then link directly from your FAFSA confirmation page to apply for TAP.

Deadline: June 30

Step 4: Receive and review your Federal Student Aid Report (SAR).


The SAR provides a summary of the information you reported on the FAFSA. If any corrections are requested, make them online immediately.

Step 5: Verification: Don’t worry. It’s not you, it’s them.


Your FAFSA may be randomly selected for verification of the information you’ve reported—a process the federal government uses to monitor the accuracy of the system. If so, we’ll ask you to complete a Verification Worksheet and submit certain documentation (e.g. federal tax return transcripts or W-2s) to the Office of Financial Aid for review.

Step 6: Receive and review your Financial Assistance Plan from NYIT


We’ll notify you by email or mail as soon as we’ve prepared your financial aid package. This is typically a combination of federal, state, and institutional scholarships, grants, work-study opportunities, and/or low-interest loans. Sign in to NYITConnect to view a detailed description of your Financial Assistance Plan. You must accept, reduce, or decline all or any part of the proposed aid package online.

When: Upon receiving your Financial Assistance Plan.

Step 7: Turn in any final documentation required.


Depending on the types of aid you’ve been offered and accepted, you’ll be directed how and where to complete and submit any specific documentation requested.

Step 8: Consider other sources and solutions


Additional scholarships, grants, and/or loans from outside sources or private organizations may be available if you need additional resources to cover your cost of attendance. You may also enroll in an interest-free, tuition payment plan through the Office of the Bursar.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Your eligibility for assistance is based on two factors: the cost of attending NYIT and your family’s ability to pay.

Learn more

Contact Us

Long Island Campus
Harry Schure Hall, first floor
Phone: 516.686.7680
Fax: 516.686.7997

New York City Campus
16 W. 61st St., first floor
Phone: 212.261.1590
Fax: 212.261.1501

College of Osteopathic Medicine
Financial Aid

Serota Building
Phone: 516.686.7960
Fax: 516.686.7764

Ellis College students should call 888.847.1220, fax 888.809.0136, or email