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Books About Aid for Students with Disabilities

  1. Marguerite J. Dennis, Complete College Financing Guide 1995, 3rd edition, Barron's Education Series, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-81201-635-1 ($14.95 plus $2.32 shipping in the US or $15.69 for overseas shipping). 282 pages. Revised edition of Dollars for Scholars. In addition to providing an overview of financial aid, this book covers federal and state aid, financial planning, EFC calculations, loan counseling, college costs and financial aid, alternative loans, employer tuition assistance programs, and cutting college costs. It also includes a list of programs for veterans, graduate students, minority students, female students, disabled students, and health professions. One chapter is devoted to funding for international students wishing to study in the US. To order a copy, call 1-800-645-3476 or write to Barron's, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788.

  2. Directory of Federal R&D Agencies' Programs to Attract Women, Minorities, and the Physically Handicapped to Careers in Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1988. Free. Lists more than 40 federally sponsored programs.

  3. Dollars for College - Students with Disabilities, Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1997. ISBN 1-880774-??-? ($6.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 70-90 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  4. Dan Gardner and Rhona Hartman, 1996 Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities, HEATH Resource Center of the American Council on Education, 1996. This publication provides information on US federal student aid programs and other financial aid programs from the perspective of disabled students. It also includes a list of 29 sponsors of scholarships specifically designated for students with disabilities. Available for free on the World Wide Web. Single copies of the print version of this document may be obtained for free by calling 1-800-544-3284 or 1-202-939-9320 (both numbers voice/TTY), faxing 1-202-833-4760, write to HEATH Resource Center, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193, or by sending email to heath@ace.nche.edu.

  5. Eileen R. Matthay, Counseling for College, 2nd edition, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995. ISBN 1-56079-534-4 ($32.95). 446 pages. This book includes a 25-page chapter by Linda Dagradi on planning to meet college costs. It also includes a list of regional information offices for student financial aid, a list of organizations offering scholarships to people with disabilities, and a list of state educational and aid agencies. To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660 or 1-609-243-9111 x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write to Peterson's Guides, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123, or send email to custsvc@petersons.com.

  6. NSF, A Selected List of Fellowships and Other Support Opportunities for Advanced Education for U.S. Citizens and Foreign Nationals, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1993. NSF Publication 93-147. Lists fellowships. 76 pages. Available for free on the World Wide Web. Revised periodically; the previous edition was published in 1988.

  7. Gail Ann Schlacter and David R. Weber, Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families 1996-1998, Reference Service Press, San Carlos, California, 1996. ISBN 0-918276-36-5 ($39.50 plus $4.50 p&h). 350 pages. Includes more than 800 entries. Organized according to type of disability. Covers domestic and international fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students. To order a copy, call 1-415-594-0743, fax 1-415-594-0411, or write to Reference Service Press, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, CA 94070-4131.
 

 
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