A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Executive Director:Christina Shen-Austin
Main OfficeCollege Hall, Room 106(202) 250-2284 (videophone)(202) 651-5352 (voice)(202) 651-5344 (fax)Email
Payroll OfficeCollege Hall, Room 114(202) 559-5362 (videophone)(202) 651-5687 (voice)(202) 651-5344 (fax)Email
1. Before You Apply: Before you apply for Paid Family Leave benefits online, use our application checklist below to make sure you have all the items you need. Checklist for Benefits Application:
2. To Apply: When you are ready to apply for benefits, you can do so online by visiting our Paid Family Leave benefits portal to establish an account.
Want to request a paper application? Contact us at email@example.com or by phone at (202) 899-3700.
3. After You Apply: The Office of Paid Family Leave (OPFL) will contact you within 10 business days. During those 10 days, OPFL staff will review your application and notify your employer that you have filed a claim for Paid Family Leave benefits. After OPFL has made a decision on your claim, OPFL will notify you about your claim in the preferred method you selected in your application (by email or postal mail).
Download our PFL Employee Handbook for additional information about qualifying events and the PFL program.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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