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Tuition and Financial Aid

Private Education for All Children with Hearing Loss Who Qualify

No family need pay a penny to obtain an outstanding CID listening and spoken language education for their child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

Children birth to 3 years old in our Family Center are fully supported by Missouri First Steps and Illinois Child and Family Connections programs. Our parent counselors will guide you through the process of obtaining help.

School districts from various states contract with CID to provide an appropriate educational program for a child ages 3 to 12. Families of qualified candidates receive school district funding or full tuition scholarships made possible by generous donors to CID.

CID assists families in accessing all available third-party resources. Real estate referral and other assistance is available for families whose children are accepted into the CID school and who move from other locations.


Central Institute for the Deaf education and employment programs and policies are nondiscriminatory.

CID gives full consideration to all school applicants without respect to child’s or family members’ gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation or national origin.