How do I apply for Vocational Rehabilitation financial aid?
Contact your local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) in your home state.
I have questions about VESTID, SSI, OSAP, or loans. What do I do?
Schedule an appointment with the NTID Financial Services Coordinator.
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 VR Agencies
- What does it cost? (Domestic)
- What does it cost? (International)
- RIT academic calendar
- Check out NTID by the Numbers for a glimpse of what NTID looks like today.