Scholarships, Grants & Self-Help 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 .
Scholarships and grants are financial aid awards that do not have to be repaid. The most common sources of gift aid include:
Through the generosity of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, NYIT provides a variety of academic scholarships and grants awarded to undergraduate and graduate U.S. and international students on the basis of academic achievement or high scholastic potential. If you have been awarded an institutional scholarship, it will appear in your acceptance package and will also be included in your financial aid package.
To Apply: We will automatically review your application for these scholarships. No separate application is necessary.
Federal Pell Grant
A need-based grant awarded by the federal government to low-income students pursuing a first bachelor’s degree and to certain post-baccalaureate programs leading to teacher certification or licensure. Pell Grants are administered on a year-round basis, including summer terms provided the student meets all eligibility requirements. The maximum award changes yearly. Please keep in mind that if NYIT receives notification from the U.S. Department of Education that a Federal Pell Grant applicant has reached, or is close to the lifetime maximum award, NYIT will notify you and adjust all awards as necessary.
To Apply: Fill out the FAFSA.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
A need-based grant program administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. TAP grants are available to New York State residents enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an approved postsecondary institution in New York State. Awards are based on New York State taxable income.
Part-time TAP awards are available to New York State residents attending eligible New York State postsecondary institutions on a part-time basis. Eligibility is based on income and academic standing.
To Apply: Complete your FAFSA online, then link directly from your FAFSA confirmation page to apply for TAP.
NYIT’s TAP Codes: Undergraduate: 2120 | Graduate: 5455.
While graduate students cannot receive TAP, they may be eligible for other state aid, which requires a TAP code. Veteran students can apply for veteran state aid, and will need this code.
Awarded to outstanding graduates from registered New York State high schools. Awards are based on student grades in certain Regents exams. For up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State.
If awarded and to receive payment of the scholarship, the student must submit an application for payment to HESC by June 30 of each year for which assistance is sought. Application for payment is made by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS TAP on the Web application.
To Apply: See your high school guidance counselor for application information and procedures.
The New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) provides high school graduates who excel academically with $500 in merit-based scholarships to support their cost of attendance at any college or university located in New York State.
If awarded the NYS-AIMS and to receive payment, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Payment of State Grants, Scholarships and Awards Application each year to receive payment.
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides award for full-time study up to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (SUNY), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less, for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for 5 years after graduation.
To Apply: Complete and submit the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application. Be sure to print the Application Confirmation, sign and submit it, along with the required documentation, according to the instructions.
The deadline for submitting the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application is August 15, 2018.
Provides grants to eligible full-time undergraduate or graduate students in approved programs that lead to math or science teaching careers in secondary education.
If awarded the NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program and to receive payment, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Payment of State Grants, Scholarships and Awards Application each year to receive payment.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate the greatest financial need–students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority consideration for FSEOG awards.
To Apply: Fill out the FAFSA.
Thousands of scholarships and grants are available through private local, regional, and national sources including your high school, employers, corporations, service organizations, religious organizations, and more. Consult the list of scholarships, suggested by NYIT, which are sortable by school, program, and general scholarships. You’ll need to promptly report any scholarships or grants you receive from sources outside of NYIT to the Office of Financial Aid.
To Apply: Follow the eligibility guidelines and instructions provided by each scholarship sponsor.
NYIT offers a number of graduate assistantships to students enrolled in our graduate degree programs that provide partial or total tuition remission in exchange for a specific number of hours of service to your department per week.
To Apply: Contact the director of the program in which you plan to apply to find out if there are assistantships available and what is required.
Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school and helps pay your educational expenses. You can indicate that you’re interested in FWS by noting it on your FAFSA. Eligibility is determined by your federal need, which is calculated from your FAFSA. If you are eligible and accept FWS, please be aware that hourly wages are paid directly to you and cannot be directly applied against institutional charges. We strongly recommend that you get started in your job search as soon as possible once you arrive on campus. More than 500 students seek work-study employment each year. Contact the Office of Student Employment to get started.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. The program provides for an agreement between NYIT and the Veteran Administration to award a limited number of scholarships to qualified VA students to fund tuition and fees that exceed benefits available under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33). Under the agreement VA will match NYIT’s scholarship contribution.
For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant objective is to provide eligible veteran's dependent undergraduate postsecondary students with non-need based grant assistance to help meet educational expenses. Students must complete a "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" and submits it to the processing agency specified on the form. The Department of Education calculates the student's financial eligibility for assistance and returns a notification to the student of his or her eligibility for assistance. The student submits this notification to the institution of his or her choice in order to have his or her award calculated. For more information about this grant, eligibility requirements, and application and award processes, please review the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website.
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS - VR) (Formerly VESID)
The mission of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS - VR) is to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled; assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems; and provide the highest quality vocational, rehabilitation, and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives.
To Apply: Complete the application.