Tuition & Financial Aid
When must I contact VR?
Be sure to contact your VR before you drop a class, withdraw from a class or change your major.
What other financial resources are important for me to know about?
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides services to individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing who need help to qualify for or to find a job. VR may assist with paying for college. States have various names for VR, and services vary depending on need and the state in which a student lives. The RIT Financial Aid Office will include an estimate of VR contributions to your education on your financial aid award letter. You need to apply to your state VR agency in order to qualify for those funds. It is important that you contact VR as soon as possible to learn your state's VR process and requirements so that you can benefit from their services and funding resources.
What if I need an emergency loan to buy books?
Schedule an appointment with the NTID Financial Services Coordinator.
Because RIT/NTID receives special federal support, deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program pay less than one-half of RIT’s regular tuition. The reduced tuition rate also applies for students enrolled in the ASL-English Interpretation program.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in graduate degree programs also pay a reduced tuition rate. This also applies to hearing students enrolled in the Master of Science program in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
At RIT/NTID, we pride ourselves on making a great education truly affordable. You get a world-class private university education at a public university price!
*Tuition rates are for U.S. students only.