NTID Student Eligibility
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf received a separate and different appropriation to assist NTID and NTID-supported students. All eligible students received an email from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships with details regarding their grant.
The U.S. Department of Education has determined only U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens are considered for these funds. International students are not eligible to receive the CRRSAA Emergency Grant.
A total of $2,560,185 was distributed to 840 National Technical Institute for the Deaf students in March 2021. Another round of $2,829,575 was distributed to 943 National Technical Institute for the Deaf students in December 2021. All eligible students received an email from NTID with details regarding this second grant in December 2021.
Group 1: University-coordinated Pre-arrival Hotel Quarantine
A portion of the CRRSAA funds ($59,685) were designated to offset use of the university-coordinated hotel quarantine option for 99 students who were required by RIT and New York state to quarantine before circulating on campus. The charges for the university-coordinated hotel quarantine were applied to a recipient’s account or reimbursed to the student on March 5, 2021. Non-domestic students were also reimbursed using RIT funding, not CRRSAA funding.
Group 2: NTID-Supported Students with Valid FAFSA on File with RIT
A total of $2,500,500 was distributed to 840 National Technical Institute for the Deaf students on March 31, 2021, and a total of $2,829,575 was distributed to 943 National Technical Institute for the Deaf students on December 14, 2021. Grants were made available to all NTID-supported students with a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with RIT, enrolled in Spring 2021 as of March 10, and to all NTID-supported students with a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with RIT, enrolled for Fall 2021 as of November 15, 2021. A total of $2,744,550 was made available on April 27, 2022 to 891 students who were enrolled in a degree-seeking program in Spring 2022 as of April 15, 2022, and had a valid FAFSA on file. In all cases, RIT used information provided on the 2020-21 FAFSA to measure the socioeconomic status of students, with the neediest students receiving the largest grants. RIT utilized the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) to determine the amounts distributed, which ranged from $875 to $3,800 per student.