VR Contact Information

FAQ

What types of financial aid are available?

Financial aid may include student loans, student employment, combinations of grant-in-aid, Vocational Rehabilitation and federal and state grants that are available for students in need. RIT's Financial Aid Office has more information.

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.

What if I need an emergency loan to buy books?

Schedule an appointment with the NTID Financial Services Coordinator.

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)