Every college and university has a Disability Services office. Disability Services offers accommodations for adaptive or modified equipment, testing arrangements for extra time, note-takers, alternative media formats, and more.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
There are often private scholarships designated for disabled students at many colleges and universities. Check with the financial aid office at your school of choice for intenal scholarships, as well as, grants from Federal Financial Aid based on income.
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge
You can have your school loan debt forgiven by applying for a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge of your federal student loans or TEACH Grant service obligation. A TPD discharge will release your obligation to repay your loans or complete your TEACH Grant obligation.
You Can Do It!
Setting career goals and choosing to pursue them is a tremendous stride with a rewarding outcome. Going to college offers a great opportunity to socialize with others because there are groups with other students who also have disabilities, who may be able to encourage you and offer support along the way. College gives you a unique sense of independence, community, and self-reliance which can build confidence and inspire growth.
Many people with disabilities decide to continue their education and expand their knowledge, pursue career goals and lead very successful lives as a result. If you are disabled and interested in attending college for the first time or returning to college, there are some things you should know.