Financial Resources

Are you an international student?
Are you seeking scholarship opportunities?
The Financial Aid Office is here to help you! Gallaudet University has a limited number of scholarship funds for international students.

To apply, simply complete the IFAA, Institutional Financial Aid Application on BISON. Follow the steps below:

  1. Log into Bison.
  2. Click on "Self-Service".
  3. Click on "Campus Finances".
  4. Click on "IFAA".
  5. Enter "2017" as the Aid Year.
  6. Enter your information.
  7. Save the application.

To be considered for scholarships, IFAA applications must be completed before April 15, 2016. Eligibility is only determined through the IFAA. If you need assistance completing the IFAA, please stop by the Financial Aid Office. We have open doors Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Scholarship amounts are subject to change. The IFAA does not guarantee scholarships for each applicant.

Additionally, the following is a short list of financial resources that students can use to seek funding for their Gallaudet education. Keep in mind that there are many other scholarships and funding sources available, so do not hesitate to research other opportunities for financial support.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)

Please visit MIUSA's website for a comprehensive listing of scholarship opportunities for international students.


Sasakawa Foundation International Scholarship Fund
Application and Guidelines

Nippon World Deaf Leadership Fund
WDL application and Guidelines

International Deaf Education and Advancement (I-DEAF) Fund
The fund provides financial assistance to deaf and hard of hearing students from developing countries who are accepted for admission to Gallaudet and demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students who plan to obtain a degree from Gallaudet and return to their native countries to assist with the education and advancement of their countries' deaf and hard of hearing citizens.

Number Scholarship Fund
The fund supports Chinese undergraduate students who are in need of financial assistance.

Sharon Trout-Atalig Memorial Scholarship Fund
The fund provides financial support/scholarships with preference given to full-time international and minority students with 3.0 or higher GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Vilas M. Johnson, Jr., '59, International Scholarship Fund
The fund provides financial assistance to Gallaudet international students who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies. Preference is given to those students who meet the following criteria: maintain residency in a developing nation, demonstrate a need for financial aid, demonstrate above-average academic performance by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Click to contribute to any of the above funds 

Non-Gallaudet Scholarships for International Students:

Fulbright Scholarships
CIEE Scholarships
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Canadian Students Only:

StudentAid BC - British Colombia, Canada 
Contact Person: Theresa Cownden 
Website: StudentAidBC

Ontario Student Assistance Program​ - Ontario, Canada
Contact person: Sherry Britton
Website: OSAP.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a combination of grants and loans for eligible students from Ontario, Canada, to provide them tuition assistance at Gallaudet. Before OSAP assesses an applicant's eligibility for funding, Gallaudet is required to complete a document providing OSAP information about education-related costs using the Program Information Form (PIF).

This document outlines procedures for the PIF and provides points of contact for assistance with filling out the OSAP application form and subsequent procedures that need to be followed.

Students' Responsibilities:
The PIF for the current academic year is available on the OSAP website,

Student applicants must do the following:

  1. Fill out the "Student Information" section. ("Student number" is the Gallaudet University student identification number.) 
  2. Once a student has completed this section, send the form to:

Office of the Registrar
Gallaudet University
Chapel Hall
Washington, DC 20002-2695

Office of the Registrar's Responsibilities:
The Office of the Registrar has been designated as the official entity for handling all PIFs at the University. Student Financial Services will provide an accompanying estimate of the cost of enrolling at Gallaudet for the current academic year. 

Upon receipt of a student's PIF, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for completing the following sections of the PIF:

  1. Institution information
  2. Program Information. The cost to attend Gallaudet for the current academic year will be annotated in United States dollars ($).

Completed PIFs will either be:

  1. Mailed through the United States Postal Service to OSAP's point of contact, Ms. Sherry Britton, Thunder Bay, Ontario, or
  2. Scanned into PDF and emailed to Ms. Britton.

Assistance with OSAP Application Form and Procedures:

If students require assistance in completing their forms or have questions about OSAP procedures, the following resources are available:

1. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
PO Box 4500
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9
Phone: 807-343-7260 or 1-877-672-7411(toll free)
Email: Sherry Britton at

2. The General Support Service (GSS) at the Canadian Hearing Society ( Students should find the nearest location of a GSS regional office to their home, then contact that office to access GSS counselors for assistance with OSAP procedures and application forms.

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