College Funding for Students with Disabilities
This site talks about college as an exciting and enriching experience but cautions that it can also be a costly one. In addition to tuition, fees, books, and supplies, other expenses to think about include room and board, health insurance, transportation, and spending money. A combination of financial aid and other outside funding resources can help you meet college costs. Common forms of financial aid include grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. Some are available specifically to students with disabilities. Many students use a combination of these financial aid resources. This site offers links to many of them. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/financial-aid.html
The College Scholarship Guide
Not only does this resource provide
actionable tips on applying to scholarships, but it also helps students
realize how accessible and truly valuable getting a scholarship can be.
Higher education costs are at an all-time high, and landing into the
right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free
or paying off loans for years and years. The great news is that anyone
can just be eligible for some type of scholarship. In fact, there are
numbers of scholarships in place to help students with disabilities
realize that further education is indeed possible. They just need to
know where to look and be organized enough to apply. This guide takes
them through the steps.
Here is a link to the guide: http://www.thesimpledollar.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
Help for College Students with Disabilities from Wrightslaw.com
This site contains a collection of resources to help the student learn self-advocacy skills and make the transition from high school to college. The resources are divided into three categories: your rights and responsibilities under Section 504; the importance of planning and preparing; and keys to success. http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/college.504.pdf
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
On this page, you will find information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities. Be sure to browse the rest of the site also, since some of the more general listings and scholarship databases may contain information relevant to students with disabilities. http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml
We Connect Now
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues. http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com
The largest national employment and networking portal connecting job seekers with disabilities, employers committed to hiring job seekers with disabilities, agencies providing services to the disabled community, colleges and universities, and disability advocacy groups. Our mission is to create sustainable employment growth and opportunities for people with disabilities. Our Employer partners are committed to hiring the most qualified candidates, regardless of disability, to meet their critical human resource needs. These Employers pay an annual subscription fee to join the community and to post all their open positions. We are currently listing more than 10,000 positions across the country. Register with Getting Hired, at no cost, and use the site to prepare for seeking employment and to search for jobs that match education, interests and qualifications. Register at www.gettinghired.com
Scholarship Information for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
When heading to college, there are more opportunities than ever for students with hearing disabilities. Unfortunately, it can be expensive to take advantage of these opportunities despite their availability. For this reason, it is important that deaf or hearing impaired students are aware of the many resources that are available to them. Some of the most important of these resources are the scholarships and grants that are available. Scholarships vary in what they will and will not cover; but they can provide much needed financial relief. Go to: http://www.vicaps.com/scholarship-information.php
College Resources for Disabled Students from BestColleges.com
This guide explains your legal rights as a student with disabilities ― both physical and learning disabilities ― and the campus resources that can provide you with assistive services and tools. Additionally, we list a number of sites, apps, and software resources designed to aid students with specific types of disabilities, be they physical impairments or learning disabilities. http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students
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