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Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Need-Based Grants

Need-Based Grants Eligibility Amount Where to Apply
NTID Grand-in-Aid NTID students who meet need criteria due to insufficient support from outside sources. Minimum award is $100.
Maximum award varies.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
RIT/NTID Grant Deaf and hard-of-hearing students who meet need criteria due to insufficient support from outside sources and who are enrolled in RIT bachelor’s degree programs. Minimum award is $100.
Maximum award varies.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
Federal Pell Grant Students who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and meet need criteria. $555 to $5,550 per year.
Prorated for part-time study.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Students with high financial need (normally those who qualify for Federal Pell Grant). $100 to $4,000 per year. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Tuition Assistance
Program (New York State)
Full-time students who are New York state residents and meet state income guidelines. $500 to $5,000 per year for entering freshmen. Transfer students’ maximum varies. File New York State TAP Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Other State Grants Varies. Amounts vary. State education dept. in VT, RI, PA, D.C.

Notes:
• This chart covers the most commonly awarded financial aid programs available to full-time deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students at RIT. Information is correct as of June 2014.
• Most programs require satisfactory progress toward degree completion to maintain eligibility (see RIT Undergraduate Bulletin).
• Filing the FAFSA by March 1, 2015 (March 15 for transfer applicants), will ensure priority consideration for all programs. Applications filed after this date will receive consideration as long as funds remain available.
• Merit scholarships provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in RIT baccalaureate programs are prorated to reflect lower tuition rates for those students.