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Cost of Attendance (COA)

This is the estimated total amount of costs to attend FIT.  Costs will vary from student to student and may change each year depending on residency, program, housing, etc. Below are examples of the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for a student that is a New York State resident commuting to FIT and an out-of-state student living in a dormitory, for the Academic Year 2013- 2014. There are 2 kinds of costs included in the cost of attendance, direct and indirect costs.

Direct costs are costs that will be paid directly to the Fashion Institute of Technology, such as tuition, fees, and dormitory room and board.

Indirect costs would not be paid to FIT directly, but would include estimated expenses such as transportation, books and supplies, off-campus housing and personal expenses.


NY State
Freshman Commuter


NY State
Freshman in Dorm


Freshman in Dorm

Direct Costs    
Tuition $ 4,425   $ 4,425 $ 13,275
Fees * 680    680 680 
Dormitory**   12,818 12,818
Subtotal $ 5,105   $ 17,923  $ 26,773
Indirect Costs    
 Books & Supplies***  1,750   1,750 1,750
Lunch & Maintenance 1,600      
Personal  1,035   1,500 1,500
Transportation **** 1,008



TOTAL $ 10,498      $ 21,773 $ 30,623

 * Basic fees, other fees may be incurred depending on health insurance and courses taken.

**   Dorm fee includes meals. Fees will vary depending on dorm.

*** Art and Design Majors, Business and Technology subtract $650 ($1,100)

**** Out of State Commuters/long distance commuter transportation estimate is $2,508

These budgets are estimated and all charges are subject to change.

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