Tuition & Financial Aid

FAQ

Can I take the SAT instead of the ACT?

Yes, either test is acceptable. We recommend that students who are deaf or hard of hearing take the ACT because research has shown that deaf students perform better on this test than the SAT. To learn more about the tests and the dates they are being offered, visit ACT or SAT on the Web.

How do I add to or change my meal plan?

You can add or change a meal plan online at mydining.rit.edu or in person at RIT Dining Services (SAU, A410), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please note that changes to dining plans may only be made during the first week of each academic semester (fall and spring) until 4:30 p.m. the Friday of that week.

TIP: Track your meal plan usage online at eservices.rit.edu!

How do I know if my financial aid application is completed?

You can find this information on the RIT Financial Aid Self-Service website.

Private university education. Public university price.

Tuition Comparison

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.