Tuition & Financial Aid

FAQ

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.

How do I apply for Vocational Rehabilitation financial aid?

Contact your local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) in your home state.

How much is tuition?

RIT is truly an affordable choice. Because RIT receives special federal support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, you can get a top-quality education at a substantially reduced rate. Deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate and graduate students who attend RIT pay only about one-third of RIT's regular tuition rate. Hearing students studying ASL-English Interpretation or the MSSE program also receive this reduced tuition rate.

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.