VR Contact Information

FAQ

What information do I have to send to my VR counselor every semester?

You need to send a copy of your financial aid award letter, class schedule, student bill, book list and grades.

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 do I apply for NTID scholarships?

You do not have to apply. Scholarships are automatically awarded based on your cumulative GPA and department nominations. Students who receive scholarships will be notified by mail during the summer. The scholarship also will appear on your financial aid award letter.

Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

  • Barbara Polle
    Coordinator, NTID Student Financial Services
    585-475-6863 (voice/TTY)
    585-286-5516 (VP)
    blpnod@rit.edu

  • Renee Dann
    NTID Assistant Director/Coordinator
    Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
    2134 Bausch & Lomb Center (#77)  
    585-475-2186 (voice)
    585-45-7270 (fax)  
    ntidaid@rit.edu

  • RIT Student Financial Services
    585-475-6186 (Voice/TTY)