ERIC Number: ED468792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Options: A Resource on Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities. 2002 Edition.
George Washington Univ., 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 financial aid application procedure and suggests timelines and resources for those individuals who are seeking financial aid. The information was based on the best available information in January 2002 to reflect information for the 2002-2003 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) Services, 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 also offered about additional possibilities for financial assistance. An annotated list of 13 resources for additional help is provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Check Lists, College Applicants, Disabilities, Eligibility, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education, Paying for College, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
George Washington University, HEATH Resource Center, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-544-3284 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-973-0908; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.heath.gwu.edu/bookstore/pdf/heath-fin-aid2001.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: For the 2001 edition, see ED 452 631.