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ERIC Number: ED472507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Creating Options: A Resource on Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities. 2003 Edition.
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 January 2003 and reflects information for the 2003-2004 school year. The discussion covers the various types of financial aid, the vocabulary used to describe them, and the processes involved in their disbursement. Particular attention is given to those expenses considered disability-related. Also included is a brief description of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies, the services they provide, and the interaction between the state VR agency and the financial aid office of a postsecondary institution. A list of resources for additional information is included. (SLD)
HEATH Resource Center, The George Washington University, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-973-0904 (Voice/TTY); Tel: 800-544-3284 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-973-0908; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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.
Note: Updated by Daniel Gardner. For the 2002 edition, see ED 468 792.