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ERIC Number: ED443212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Creating Options: A Resource on Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
This resource paper provides an overview of student financial aid and discusses the roles and responsibilities of those who play a significant part in the process of providing aid to students with disabilities. The paper also addresses the financial aid application procedure and suggests timelines and resources for those individuals who are seeking financial aid. The information in this paper was based on the best available information at the time of publication in March 2000 and reflects information for the 2000-2001 school year. The discussion covers the various types of financial aid, the technical words and phrases used to describe them, and the process involved in their disbursement. Particular attention is given to those expenses that are considered disability-related, and suggestions are made about ways in which some of those expenses may be met. Also included is 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. Finally, suggestions are offered about additional possibilities for financial assistance. (CR)
HEATH Resource Center, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193; Tel: 800-544-3284 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-833-4760; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Disability Insurance
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A