VR Contact Information

FAQ

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 other scholarships?

There are links to scholarship searches here. Be sure to apply early!

When must I contact VR?

Be sure to contact your VR before you drop a class, withdraw from a class or change your major.

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)