Tuition & Financial Aid
Can I only enter RIT/NTID in the fall?
No, RIT/NTID operates on a quarter system. Accepted students may begin classes in September, December, March or May. Some programs may only be available for entry in fall.
What can I bring?
You can ship your belongings to:
5000 Nathaniel Rochester Hall
Rochester, NY 14623
Do NOT ship your boxes/packages or other mail to this address until ONE WEEK prior to your move-in date for SVP. If your packages arrive any earlier, the post office may NOT accept the packages and ship them back to your return address! Please contact the NRH Post Office if you have any questions.
***Remember, FedEX or UPS or DHL do not deliver to post offices, so you should not put a P.O. box # on the label.
Do you service hearing aids and cochlear implants? Can I buy batteries, earmolds, etc.?
Our hearing aid shop is located on the third floor of LBJ – room 3130. They provide hearing tests, hearing aid checks, hearing aid repairs, hearing aid and cochlear implant consultations, hearing aid evaluations, and cochlear implant mappings.
Private university education. Public university price.
Because RIT receives special federal support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, those students benefit from a private university education at a public university price. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students pay about one-third of RIT's regular tuition rate. The reduced cost makes RIT/NTID a truly exceptional value!
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in NTID academic degree programs as well as deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any of the other eight colleges of RIT pay the reduced tuition rates. Reduced rates also apply to all students (deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing) in NTID's ASL-English Interpretation and MSSE programs.
Scholarships, grants and loans also are available to help you pay for an RIT education. You may also be eligible to receive additional funding resources from your state's Vocational Rehabilitation office. VR works with college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing students to help them get the education they need for career success. For more information on the financial resources available to students and their families, see the RIT/NTID Financial Aid and Scholarships brochure.