Study Abroad Programs

NYIT’s study abroad programs offer exciting and effective ways to learn about the rapidly changing world and offer students opportunities to experience different cultures. NYIT has several study abroad programs administered by various academic departments that enable students to earn credits toward an academic degree. Many students choose the summer programs, which have been developed over the years by NYIT’s schools.

Students who plan to study abroad must contact their respective academic department for details about program enrollment. Students from other colleges and universities may be eligible to participate in NYIT’s study abroad programs. If non-NYIT students want to use federal aid, a completed Contractual Agreement must be must be completed by the student’s home school and be on file at NYIT. For more information on financing for any contractual agreement or study abroad programs, contact the Office of Financial Aid. Students can determine eligibility for study abroad programs by contacting the appropriate program director or coordinator.

Reference: 2018–2019 FSA Handbook, Vol. 2, Ch. 2 School Eligibility and Operations, (34 CFR 668.39 and CFR 668.50)

Financial Aid for Study Abroad Programs

The cost of attendance for the program will be provided by the NYIT study abroad program coordinator. Actual costs will depend on current airfares, exchange rates, and other factors. NYIT students participating in study abroad programs for NYIT credits toward their approved degree program may be eligible for financial aid, including grants (during a fall or spring semester) and loans. Students must:

  1. Ensure they have a valid FAFSA on file at NYIT (using Title IV code 002782)
  2. Complete Study Abroad form
  3. Complete Seasonal Loan Request form (if interested in federal or private loans that include a summer semester)
  4. Submit documentation of the cost of attendance from the department

Eligible veterans should visit VA.gov, and state aid recipients should visit their state aid departments to determine if VA benefits or state aid can be used for study abroad programs. All forms must be completed within established deadlines as set by the Office of Financial Aid. For summer sessions I and III all documents must be received no later than May 1. For summer session II, all documents must be received no later than June 1.

For more details, contact:

New York Institute of Technology
Office of Financial Aid
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Phone: 516.686.7680
Fax: 516.686.7997