Resources for Current College Students
Check out the links below, and if you still have questions, contact us.
We also encourage you to check out the Clearinghouse at the National Center for College Students with Disabilities.
- Financial aid resources and options for students with disabilities; more financial aid information is on our page for future college students
- Talk to your financial aid office - sometimes students with disabilities qualify for financial aid accommodations, where they can get full-time financial aid with a reduced credit load, or the financial aid office can adjust your financial aid package based on your out-of-pocket costs of disability-related expenses. See an example of this policy at the University of Connecticut's website.
- Learn about your rights and responsibilities under federal law as a student with a disability
- Find out more about common accommodations for students, and some examples of what your campus will not offer; know that accommodations are not "standard" and each campus may offer different services
- Think about questions to ask about any disability-related technology or equipment you will need
- Get Problems with Disability Serviceshelp with any problems you are having with disability services
- Some general tips for students with disabilities can get you started
- Need some study or organizational strategies? We've got you covered
- Want to study disability? Or disability and race?
- Plan ahead if you're interested in grad school
- Study abroad information for students who would like to travel to other countries - for credit!
- Information you can share with groups about planning accessible events (also see our tip sheet about planning events)
- Ever thought about creating change or building community through a student organization related to disability? See a list of campuses with student organizations or read more about it with our tip sheet about student organizations
- Get ready to start your career! Resources from the University of Michigan for students getting ready to job hunt