Special Assistance


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.

EOP Contact:
David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A470
(212) 217-4170


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.


FIT has been accorded recognition as a school of higher learning by the U.S. 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 date of entry prior to formal separation should notify the Admissions Office immediately following receipt of acceptance to facilitate the processing of early separation procedures.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), FIT adopts the following additional provisions for any students using the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits, while payment to FIT is pending from the VA. FIT will not: (1) prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment; (2) assess a late penalty fee to the student; (3) require the student to secure alternative or additional funding; or (4) deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to FIT, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.

For more information, please visit Veteran Services.