ERIC Number: ED237172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Fact Sheet: Financial Aid and Disabled Students.
Bardellini, Sue; Hartman, Rhona C.
Designed for students, parents, and others who may assist disabled students with financial assistance for postsecondary education, this fact sheet provides an overview of the financial aid system and a brief discussion of the varying roles and responsibilities of those who play a significant part in the process of providing aid to disabled students. Topics include the various types of financial aid, the technical words and phrases used to discuss it, and the process used in its disbursement. Particular attention is given to those expenses which are considered disability-related and suggestions are made about ways in which some of those expenses may be met. There follows a brief description of the Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, the services it may provide, and the interaction between the state Vocational Rehabilitation program and the financial aid office of a postsecondary institution. Finally, suggestions are offered about other possibilities for financial assistance. (LH)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), College Applicants, Disabilities, Educational Resources, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Needs, Information Sources, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Postsecondary Education, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH/Closer Look Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973