FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at FAFSA.gov
- If the student is not 24 years of age, married, or has a child they support they will most likely have to provide their parents’ information on the FAFSA.
- The FAFSA is available beginning October 1, for the next academic year. For example, the 2022-2023 FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, 2021.
- Parents cannot borrow a federal parent loan but can explore loan options through a private lender. Loans cannot be in the student’s name with someone else as a co-signer.
- Students in the CCS program will be evaluated only for the following federal/state programs:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Ohio College Opportunity Grant
Financial Aid Resources
- Kent State University: www.kent.edu/financialaid
- Federal Department of Education: www.studentaid.gov
- General Financial Aid Information: www.finaid.org
O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund
The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs.
Ruby's Rainbow grants scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes. Its goal is to create awareness of the capabilities of these amazing individuals and help them achieve their dream of higher education.
Reputable Scholarship Search Engines:
Scholarships for College Students with Disabilities
- Incight Scholarship: http://www.incighteducation.org/scholarhsip
- The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship: http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/US/defaultclosed.aspx