Find Student Financial Aid for People with a Bleeding Disorder
For many students, paying for college presents a major challenge. While loans will likely be a part of many students' plans, it is also important to offset future debt with money that does not have to be paid back. The National Hemophilia Foundation offers a list of scholarships including the EDUCATION ADVANTAGE™ program available to students with bleeding disorders. Another resource for scholarships can be found at Fastweb.com. When applying for scholarships it is important to:
- Read all of the eligibility information
- Fully complete every application
- Have a friend, somebody at your school, or someone in your family proofread applications
- If you will be applying for several scholarships, set up a calendar with deadlines.
In addition to securing scholarships, many students will also need to look into federal student aid. The government offers several types of aid to students, including both loan and grant programs. To check out what programs you may be eligible for, visit the US Department of Education's Student Aid on the Web (www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-college.html).