VR Contact Information

FAQ

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 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.

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

  • Alicia Johnson
    Assistant Director, NTID
    Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    56 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
    585-475-2186
    ntidaid@rit.edu

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