ERIC Number: ED381918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities, 1995. [Update.]
Gardner, Daniel; Hartman, Rhona C.
This resource paper provides an overview of financial aid for postsecondary education. The discussion, reflecting information for the 1995-1996 school year, covers the various types of financial aid, the technical words and phrases used to discuss it, and the process involved in its disbursement. The paper discusses the roles and responsibilities of those who play a significant part in the process of providing aid to students with disabilities. 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. A brief description of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies, the services that they may provide, and the interaction between the state VR agency and the financial aid office of a postsecondary institution is provided. The paper describes the financial aid application procedure and suggests timelines and resources for individuals seeking financial aid. Finally, suggestions are offered about additional possibilities for financial assistance, such as Supplemental Security Income, social security benefits, Talent Search programs, state programs, and private scholarships. Thirty-one organizations which offer disability-specific scholarships are listed, along with several colleges and universities offering similar scholarships. Twelve publications offering financial aid information are described. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Bound Students, College Students, Disabilities, Eligibility, Government Role, Higher Education, Parent Financial Contribution, Paying for College, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: 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.