ERIC Number: ED484206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-3
Higher Education Act. Fact Sheet.
National Council on Disability
This fact sheet highlights the challenges for students with disabilities in the nation's university system and recommends solutions that would result in better support systems for postsecondary students with disabilities. This document discusses several interrelated issues that impact student preparation and access to postsecondary education. The following issues are discussed: (1) Transition to Postsecondary Education; (2) Student Progress in Postsecondary Education; (3) Financial Aid Barriers; and (4) Difficulties in Interagency Collaboration. The following recommendations are made from the National Council on Disability (NCD): (1) Improve access to postsecondary education through the formation of a federal commission; (2) Improve access to a postsecondary education by providing information on postsecondary educational support provision; (3) Improve participation and persistence in postsecondary education through formation of a National Technical Assistance Network; (4) Improve financial aid for people with disabilities in postsecondary education with new flexibility; and (5) Address emerging needs through targeted personnel preparation and research.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Disabilities, Technical Assistance, Postsecondary Education, Educational Policy, Ancillary School Services, Related Services (Special Education), Access to Education
National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-272-2004; Fax: 202-272-2022.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.