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    Any advice?

    Hey guys!

    so I am 23 years old and was injured I was 18, I have been in college for about a year now. I have all of the normal financial aid and student loans that anyone gets, however I have a tuition payment that I am paying out of the little bit of disability money that I get, so it is stretching very thin. Does anyone know of any grants or assistance places for people with disabilities and education that I could go through?

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    Are you involved with your state Vocational Rehabilitation agency? In this state they are paying for tuition and other expenses of disabled students. In fact, back in the 1960s they paid for my undergraduate degree in PA.
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    I was eligible for SSDI when I was injured at 18. Because of this state voc rehab drew from federal funds and paid for undergraduate and graduate degrees.
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    I'm currently not involved with them, and not really sure how I would get started. Any suggestions?

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    Stop by the financial aide office and the disabled students office at your school for info. I worked in the financial aide office at my college and was amazed at the programs available that wern't being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennethConnin View Post
    I'm currently not involved with them, and not really sure how I would get started. Any suggestions?
    You need to contact your local office of the Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS), and request that a case be set up for you:

    http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/Pages/index.aspx

    and

    http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/vr/pages/officelocation.aspx

    (KLD)

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