ERIC Number: ED364016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities. 1993. [Update.]
Hartman, Rhona C.; Mazzeo, Kelly Kendrick
This resource paper on financial aid for postsecondary education covers various types of financial aid (grants, loans, and employment); the technical words and phrases used to discuss it (such as "financial need,""family contribution," and "financial aid package"); and the process involved 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. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies are briefly described, noting the services that they may provide and the interaction between the state VR agency and the Financial Aid Office of a postsecondary institution. Suggestions are offered about additional possibilities for financial assistance, such as Supplemental Security Income, Social Security benefits, and private scholarships. Twelve resources for financial aid information are described. Thirty-three scholarships specifically designated for students with disabilities are listed. A precollege financial aid checklist is provided. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: For an earlier version, see ED 329 071.