Links for Students

Going to College
This is a new website with video interviews of college students with disabilities. It is great for those who are gearing up or transitioning into life as a college student, especially for high school students who are getting ready to start college courses.

From one student to another...this handout has links to informational websites. It was created by a student who wanted to share resources.

ADA
This is a link to the US Department of Justice American's with Disabilities Act Home Page.

Alaska State Library Talking Book Center
Information on eligibility for services as well as instructions for how to request materials

Alaska Student Loans
State funding, loan counseling, repayment options, and more.

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, located in Anchorage, Alaska, is a private nonprofit agency that offers a variety of ways to promote independence by residential as well as community-based persons who are blind or visually impaired.

College Preparatory & Developmental Studies Department (CPDS)
The College Preparatory & Developmental Studies program at UAA combines developmental reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) and college success courses into a single department.

Disability Resources
This is a guide with links to information on Assistive Technology, Financial Aid for the Disabled, Transportation, Famous people with disabilities, Sexuality, Educational Resources, Employment, and countless other topics that can be accessed either through an alphabetical list, a site search, or through a directory arranged by state. It is a massive site with hundreds of links.

Disability Resources Financial Aid Page
This is a page devoted to financial aid resources for higher education students with disabilities. It is one of the pages in the disability resources site and it has links to many other sites that are related to funding options for disabled students.

Disaboom Disablity Scholarships A great number of scholarships exist for people with disabilities, ranging from financial aid for students with learning disabilities to scholarships for disabled veterans to grants for students with vision loss, hearing loss, and mobility impairments, among others. Start your search here!

DO-IT Financial Aid Information
This is the DO-IT site from the University of Washington. This site has a tremendous amount of information available. This page is dedicated to financial aid, but others pages within the site cover topics including ideas for accommodating specific disabilities and more.

DVR
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offers services to disabled Alaskans who are seeking employment, increased independence and access to the communities of which they are a part.

Fact Finder
This is the UAA student handbook.

FAFSA
This is the site for the federal application for financial student aid. It is a necessary first step for almost all financial aid options including Pell grants. You can fill it out online, download the form, or pick up a paper copy at the financial aid office if you don’t want to file electronically.

FastWeb
This site offers free scholarship searches. The steps are pretty simple. First you create a personalized profile and enter your e-mail address. The search engine then compares your information to the information in thousands of online financial aid databases, with possible leads arriving as e-mail. The search is ongoing and so as new scholarships become available you are notified.

FinAid
This is a great site for basic questions concerning financial aid.

Learning Disabilities
This page comes from a site dedicated to learning disabilities. It provides clear and easy to understand definitions as well as links to other pertinent information that may be helpful.

National Business and Disability Council
Students with disabilities who are earning a two or four year degree can post their resume on the National Business and Disability Council Web Site

If you want to post your resume but need help call UAA's Career Services Center at 786-4513.

Recording For the Blind and Dyslexic
RFBD offers alternatives to print for those who experience disabilities that affect access to print material. There are also Learning through Listening Scholarships that are awarded each year.

www.searchedu.com
This is a great resource for conducting research or identifying supplemental descriptions of content covered in courses.

 

Transition from High School
Students and Parents who have questions about the transition from High School to the University can find many questions answered at this Department of Education Site. The brochure can also be ordered for hardcopy viewing.

US Department of Education
This is the online version of the student guide to financial aid that is put out by the U.S. department of education. It is also available in paper form here at the University’s Financial Aid Office.