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.
How often do I have to apply for FAFSA?
Every year. Available after January 1.
How do I know if my financial aid application is completed?
You can find this information on the RIT Financial Aid Self-Service website.
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)