What if Barnes & Noble does not have my VR authorization?
If the bookstore does not have your VR authorization, send your new class schedule and booklist with costs to your VR counselor (you can find your booklist at rit.bncollege.com-click textbooks). Email your VR counselor to ask why you don't have book authorization. Purchase your books and pay for them yourself. Keep the original reciept so you can get a refund later (if your VR covers books).
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.
If I paid for my books myself, how do I get a refund?
After you get your book authorization from VR, go to Barnes & Noble with your original receipt. Barnes & Noble will give you a refund.
Caution: If you lose your receipt, you will not get paid back!
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or to those who have disabilities and who need help to qualify for or to find a job. VR may assist with vocational training or college. VR services may include financial assistance, employment planning, counseling, transportation, and job placement assistance. A VR counselor, who determines eligibility for services, is assigned to each individual requesting assistance. States have various names for VR, and services vary depending on need and the state in which a student lives.
If you have questions about VR related to RIT/NTID, please contact the NTID Student Financial Services office.
VR resources for:
Prospective Students and Parents
- Frequently Asked Questions about Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- VR Appeal Guidelines
- State-by-State Directory of VR Agencies
- What does it cost? (Domestic)
- What does it cost? (International)