NYIT Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants

Through the generosity of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and friends, NYIT provides academic scholarships and grants on the basis of academic achievement, high scholastic potential, and demonstrated need and/or ability.

Most scholarships and grants are renewable each fall and spring semester and based on eligibility and funding availability. Students must be full-time, and satisfactorily complete 12 credits within their program each semester with no incomplete grades, to be eligible for awards the following semester. Students must also maintain the minimum cumulative GPA each semester as required by the scholarship and/or grant requirements effective at the time of admission to NYIT. Scholarships and grants are for tuition only and are divided equally between fall and spring semesters. Institutional aid is credited to a student’s account after the end of the add/drop period. They are not applicable to any summer session attendance. Any designated "tuition only" awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition and will be reduced accordingly.

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of Financial Aid of any outside scholarships, grants or loans. Receipt of outside aid may affect currently offered aid. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information on the availability of scholarships and grants. Very limited scholarships and grants may be available based on funding for part-time study. Students may receive two or more NYIT merit-based academic scholarships concurrently if, at the time of admission, the Office of Admissions offers to new students any additional renewable or non-renewable recognition and/or enrichment awards.

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.

Eligibility for NYIT institutional scholarships, assistantships, and grants are limited to students whose campus location is Long Island (Old Westbury), New York City (Manhattan), or online. To qualify, a student:

  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) in undergraduate courses required for their academic program.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA each semester as required for specific scholarships, and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Should file their FAFSA application by the March 1 priority date.
  • Will only be eligible for a scholarship for a maximum of eight full-time semesters of continuous enrollment, unless enrolled in an approved five-year program (ten full-time semesters), or is a transfer student.*
  • Will only be eligible for an undergraduate scholarship if enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) in courses applicable to his/her undergraduate program.

* Transfer students may receive NYIT transfer scholarships to complete the balance of their academic programs as defined by the Office of the Registrar. Transfer scholarships are not to exceed a maximum of three years or six semesters of continuous full-time enrollment, unless enrolled in an approved five-year program. All renewal criteria must be met.

Students who qualify for special discounted tuition packages may not qualify for other NYIT scholarships, or may have scholarships or discounted tuition packages reduced accordingly. In the case of a tuition discount (e.g. tuition remission), scholarships received for credits taken in excess of maximum allowable discounted tuition will be prorated accordingly based on standard remaining credit ranges. In addition, students may only qualify for one discounted tuition program at a time. Any combination of scholarships and tuition credit awards cannot exceed tuition charges.

Students may receive a prorated scholarship, if they are enrolled for less than 12 credits within their program in their final semester of enrollment, provided all other scholarship renewal criteria are met. Scholarships and grants are only available for fall and spring semesters and cannot be used for attendance during summer periods of attendance.

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