Eligibility: All Students

  • Eligibility for NYIT institutional scholarships, grants, and assistantships is limited to students whose campus home location is Long Island, New York City, or online, unless otherwise stated.
  • NYIT reserves the right to revise its financial aid programs. All programs are subject to change due to modifications in government or institutional policies. Additional criteria and information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. Students are responsible for reading Financial Aid Disclosures before deciding to accept or reject their financial aid.
  • Institutional scholarships and grants are awarded and applicable to fall and spring semesters only. Certain graduate awards, within a unique graduate program, occasionally may be available during a summer term.
  • All registered credits, for determination of eligibility, must be applicable to the student’s degree program of study.
  • Students have the responsibility to request, complete, and submit all forms with necessary documentation for all financial aid programs, including scholarships, in a timely manner.
  • Awards are not granted retroactively.
  • Any designated “tuition only” award cannot exceed the cost of tuition and will be reduced accordingly.
  • For maximum consideration for all types of scholarships and awards, students must file the FAFSA by the February 14 priority date. Additional information on program-specific awards and availability can be found by visiting the Office of Financial Aid online.
  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment, and the minimum semester and cumulative GPA as required.

Maintaining Eligibility

If you are receiving federal financial aid funds, you must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completing your degree program in a timely manner.

If you receive NYIT scholarships, you must be enrolled full-time every semester (undergraduate: 12 credits or more; graduate: 9 credits or more) and satisfy cumulative grade point average requirements.

If you are convicted for any offense under federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs while enrolled, and that conviction occurs while you are receiving federal financial aid, you will lose eligibility for any such aid, including grants, loans, and work-study assistance.