College Funding For Students With Disabilities

The University of Washington has an extensive page on funding opportunities for students with disabilities that includes:

  • Federal Student Aid Programs
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • General Scholarships and Awards
  • Disability-Related Scholarships and Awards

Preparing For College, Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, has an overview of what to expect for students with disabilities who want to attend college. They answer questions like:

  • Can I be denied admission because I have a disability?
  • What accommodations must a college provide?
  • Must I prove I need accommodations?

It also has their toll free Customer Service number and email if students wish to contact them about problems they are having getting accommodations for college.


Wrightslaw is a disability information website dedicated to students, parents, and advocates. They have a great deal of articles, books, and other content on topics like:

  • Disabilites, disorders, and other topics like bullying and harassment.
  • Accommodations and assistive technology.
  • Policy information, such as IDEA 2004, IEP, Section 504, and many others.

They also have many free publications, newsletters, and flyers.

Documentation Guidelines Examples

Santa Fe College provides good examples of common documentation standards by disability. These include:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Physical Impairments
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Disorders
  • Others

Students and parents should expect to see such documentation requirements on average in the U.S. college system.