Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$11,772
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,375
$30k - $48k
$9,359
$48k - $75k
$13,602
$75k - $110k
$16,306
$110k+
$16,646
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,720
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,642
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,480
Books and Supplies
$1,850
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@fitnyc.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
73%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,480
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,768
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$743
Students receiving state aid
34%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,596
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,768
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$677,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,843
Students receiving federal loans
41%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,671
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,810
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,250
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$207

What Students Are Saying

3.39 Average Rating
fit gives you the connections and networking to get anywhere in the industry. considering fit is a state school, the tuition (in state and out of state) is fairly inexpensive when comparing it to schools such as lim and parsons school of design.
Michelle Smith
Living in NYC, tuition is low for in-state students, so financial woes are non-existent.
W.V. from Brooklyn, NY
FIT is a state university so you are getting a great education at one of the top fashion schools for a good price.
Jessica from NC
It's pricey, especially for out of state students. Let's just say if your roommate is from the Bronx, and you're all the way from Arizona, expect to be paying 3x the amount he is.
Kedrick from New York, NY
This is a state university. For in-state students this is a great affordable school to attend. The education here is a steal for the tuition money.
Mario from Brooklyn, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology is considered one of the top fashion schools in the world but because of its affiliation with SUNY they are able to keep their tuition cost low. The cost of school a semester is about $11,000 for tuition and room and board!
Tina from Quincy, MA
The teachers really go all the way for the students. They want everyone to go above and beyond. Even a simple English class goes the extra mile.
Nicole from Somerset, NJ
I give this a 3 star because unless you are paying in state tuition i think FIT can get pretty expensive especially when living on campus. I paid like close to $30,000 for my first year only. Mind you the first year in FIT you aren't allowed to really apply for any FIT scholarships. The only time you can apply for an FIT scholarship is when you are in your second semester for upcoming school years. I was lucky to receive the FIT scholarship based on my GPA and academic achievement so thats gonna make this upcoming year a whole lot easier for me. So work hard because it literally pays off.
Talisa from Hialeah, FL
If you're a NY state resident, your tuition is pennies on the dollar compared to almost any other school. In-state tuition is less than $5,000 each YEAR. If you're international or out-of state, expect around $25,000, because that will include your dorming as well. There are so many payment options too, which makes those dreary zero's a little less severe to cope with.
Hayley
fit in my opinion, is a must for anyone looking to be apart of the fashion industry.
maya from plattsburgh, ny

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