Tuition & Financial Aid


How often do I have to apply for FAFSA?

Every year. Available after January 1.

I have questions about VESTID, SSI, OSAP, or loans. What do I do?

Schedule an appointment with the NTID Financial Services Coordinator.

How do I apply for financial aid?

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional information on financial aid and scholarships can be found at the RIT Office of Financial Aid.

Private university education. Public university price.

  • $36,596
    RIT tuition
  • $14,570
    RIT tuition for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any undergraduate program.

Note: Tuition rates listed here are for U.S. students only for the 2015-16 academic year, September to May.

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. Because RIT receives special federal support, students who are deaf or hard of hearing pay less than one-half 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.