This type of financial aid is available for the students with mental and physical abnormalities or a specific learning abnormality like dyslexia.
As a parent of dyslexic kids, your first step is to fill the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a special application that allows you to determine your eligibility for Federal Student Aid, Government loans, and other student loans. You can fill the form online as well.
Government loans and Federal Student Aid are available for dyslexic students who can demonstrate their financial need. In some cases, students can apply for up to $5,500 per school year. In case of an independent student, the amount of aid is determined and based on their financial resources.
How to Apply for FAFSA?
Federal student aid is considered among one of the best ways to cover the cost of college. Your first stop should be filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application allows you to determine your eligibility for Pell Grants, federal student loans, and other student aid. This application can be filled out online.
You may choose any of these three methods to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
- Login to apply online (Recommended) or
- Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing) or
- Request a paper FAFSA by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691. If you are hearing impaired, contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.
You also need to select the school year for which you are applying for financial aid. If you are applying for a particular session, check with your college to verify which application you should complete.