ERIC Number: ED469336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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Financial Aid for Individuals with Learning Disabilities. Fast Facts.
This fact sheet provides information on financial aid for prospective college students with learning disabilities. Once students with learning disabilities gain admission to the college of their choice, they are not likely to find any scholarships on the basis of having a learning disability to help pay for college. Students with learning disabilities should focus their efforts where they are most likely to produce results. The Federal government is the single largest source of financial assistance for postsecondary education, and most federal aid is awarded on the basis of the applicant's financial need. This guide describes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the only application one must complete for federal aid. State agencies for higher education are a key piece of the financial aid puzzle, and students with learning disabilities may be eligible to receive assistance from their state office for vocational rehabilitation services. Colleges and universities also offer financial aid, and students should contact the financial aid office at the college of their choice. A list of things a students should do to obtain financial aid is include with the guide, and some Web-based resources are described to provide further information. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.