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Educational Opportunity programs

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A571
212 217.4170

Educational Opportunity Program

FIT offers New York State residents from economically disadvantaged circumstances the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education through its Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Initiated at the college in 1973, EOP provides supplemental academic support and expanded student services to eligible and capable individuals who seek higher education despite long-term socioeconomic challenges. EOP’s services foster academic persistence and achievement.

Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program (CAP) is designed to assist students with primary parenting responsibilities, helping them manage and integrate the demands of being both student and parent. CAP provides a variety of services, including childcare subsidies, family activities, individual academic and personal counseling, parenting resources, textbook subsidies, weekly peer support group meetings, and an overnight, weekend-long, career-focused retreat.

Veterans and Selective Service

FIT has been accorded recognition as a school of higher learning by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prospective students should obtain their VA papers as far in advance of registration as possible. Those seeking readmission to the college from the armed forces who have been admitted to the college for a date of entry prior to formal separation should notify the Admissions Office immediately following receipt of acceptance to facilitate processing of early separation procedures.