Financial Aid for Continuing Students
SIT students making satisfactory academic progress toward their degrees are eligible to apply for financial aid throughout their program. Each student’s financial aid award is done individually, and the types and amounts of aid awarded depend upon the student’s estimated cost of attendance and the student’s eligibility for federal student aid.
To apply for financial aid, all continuing students must complete and submit the SIT Continuing Student Financial Aid Form notifying the Financial Aid Office of their enrollment plans during the upcoming year.
In addition, US students and permanent residents are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the new year to determine eligibility for federal student loans. Students must include SIT’s school code (008860) so that we receive the processed results of the FAFSA.
Student Aid Programs for Off Campus Terms: Reflective Practice Phase and Independent Professional Project/Portfolio
Scholarships and tuition discounts from SIT partnership programs and external (non-SIT) agencies may be available for your off-campus terms based upon the criteria of the award. It is the student’s responsibility to know the renewal requirements for these awards and to contact the appropriate department(s) at SIT if assistance is needed.
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Low-interest federal student loans are available through the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program, the Perkins Loan Program, and the Grad PLUS Loan Program. Federal student loan eligibility requires that students not be in default on prior education loans. In addition, Grad PLUS applicants must pass a credit check prior to loan approval. Read more about federal student loan programs and eligibility.
International students who were awarded an SIT scholarship when they were admitted to their program are eligible for a pro-rated amount of that scholarship during their off-campus terms.
If you need additional funds, various private lenders offer education loans to international students with a creditworthy co-signer. You may find more information by going directly to lender websites to learn about their private loan programs.
SIT Financial Aid Process and Timeline
When your financial aid file is complete (including the processed FAFSA results and any other required documentation), the SIT Financial Aid Office will notify you when your financial aid award has been posted to your web advisor account. Please note, the SIT Financial Aid Office uses the email address you have on file with the school. To update your contact information, please notify the SIT Registrar’s Office.
Financial Aid Refunds. Continuing students expecting refunds will have access to their funds starting on the dates below for each semester.
Vermont-based and low-residency programs:
Washington, DC program:
After these dates, processing of aid occurs weekly and students generally have access to funds on Fridays.
Please contact the SIT Financial Aid Office with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802 258-3281.
800.336.1616 (toll free in US)
802.258.3510 (outside the US)
PO Box 676, 1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA