Financial Aid for International Students

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The majority of international students must fully provide their own financial support. Limited financial assistance is available to international undergraduate students who qualify, but you first must apply and be accepted to RIT/NTID.

Scholarships for deaf and hard-of-hearing international students are determined by the NTID Office of Admissions. Scholarships are restricted based on donor requirements; however, most are based on financial need and academic performance. We are pleased to offer the following scholarships for international students at RIT/NTID:

  • Sasakawa-DeCaro Scholarship: This scholarship will provide financial assistance to qualified deaf and hard-of-hearing international students from eligible developing countries. Depending on the degree the student is accepted into, the scholarship is available for up to three years (six semesters) for an associate degree; five years (10 semesters) for a bachelor's degree; and two years (four semesters) for students enrolled in NTID's Master of Science program in Secondary Education (MSSE). All recipients are required to maintain full-time status as well as retain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater each year. Upon graduation, recipients are expected to return to their home countries to contribute to the betterment of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the NTID Office of Admissions for an application form and additional information.
  • Desai India Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to deaf and hard-of-hearing students from India that show exceptional academic potential, and is awarded based on academic merit. All newly admitted incoming freshmen and transfer applicants from India will automatically be considered for this scholarship by NTID Office of Admissions. No separate forms are necessary.

Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Alisha Swob, admissions counselor, NTID Office of Admissions.

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