Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

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In 2011, 11% of all students enrolled in higher education reported having a disability, and this growing number indicates that more students with disabilities are enrolling than ever before.  While this is cause for celebration, these students face additional financial challenges in achieving their educational goals.To address these needs, AffordableColleges.com have created a guide to financial aid for students with disabilities.

Their guide includes valuable resources for students with disabilities, such as:

  • A curated list of more than 85 disability-specific scholarships
  • Strategies for utilizing state and local financial aid resources
  • An overview of loan forgiveness and reduction options

We think their guide is a great resource for students transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. There is a link provided above where you can access the site, or you can find the site under our Youth Transition Services tab – as well as a great deal more valuable information for students that are in the transitioning stage of life.