ERIC Number: ED407758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities, 1997.
Gardner, Daniel; Hartman, Rhona C.
This resource paper provides an overview of postsecondary education financial aid for students with disabilities. Presented in a question and answer format, the paper covers the various types of financial aid, relevant technical words and phrases, and the process involved in financial aid 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. 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, and private scholarships. Thirty organizations which offer disability-specific scholarships are listed, along with the Internet addresses of helpful Web sites on financial aid and a list of publications offering financial aid information. (CR)
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
HEATH/American Council on Education, Dept. 36, Washington, DC 20055-0036; telephone: 202/939-9320; fax: 202/833-4760; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($2). Also available at: gopher://bobcat-ace.nche.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: For earlier edition, see ED 381 918.