Thursday, April 23, 2009

National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT Getting $64.2 Million in Federal Funding

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology will be receiving an allocation of $64.2 million in federal funds for the 2009 fiscal year, according to a recent NTID news release.

NTID was created in Congress in 1965 to increase education and employment opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in technical fields, and it continues to be funded through the Education of the Deaf Act.

An impressive 1,450 students, including around 1,300 who are deaf or hard of hearing, are enrolled at NTID this year. The balance are either sign language interpreting students or are studying for careers working with deaf or hard of hearing students. The federal funding as well as numerous scholarships that have been established result in much lower tuition for NTID students - about a third of the tuition hearing RIT students pay.

To read the full news release, click on the link below:

NTID Receiving $64.2 Million in Federal Funding

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