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Loan/Grant Ideas to Help Students Purchase Assistive Technology

 

Wyoming Technology Access Program (WYTAP)

A program managed through the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) that allows Wyoming residents with disabilities with low incomes to apply for reduced interest loans to purchase assistive technology.

           Contact person:  Sandy Root-Elledge   sre@uwyo.edu
           WYTAP website:  http://wilr.org/wyatap.html

Financial Aid at the University of Wyoming

At this time, there are no scholarships for individuals with disabilities to purchase assistive technology at UW.  However, financial aid awards may be adjusted on an individual basis.  The student will need to set up an appointment with a financial aid officer to determine eligibility.

           Contact person:  Kathleen Bobbit   bobbit1@uwyo.edu
           UW Financial Aid website: http://www.uwyo.edu/sfa/

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

A State and Federally sponsored program that provides services and advocacy for individuals with disabilities resulting in employment.   DVR will often pay for devices and accommodations for students who are seeking education to fulfill employment goals.  Students must be a client of DVR.

           To apply to DVR:  Complete an application at 3817 Beech St. Suite 100
           (307)745-3160

Grant Proposals

The independent living centers will work with someone to write a grant proposal for a specific device. Students would most likely need to work through the independent living center in their home town and not through the one in Laramie.

           Contact Person:  Ken Hoff, Executive Director of Wyoming Independent Living
                                   (307) 266-6956
                                    khoff@wilr.org

FastWeb

Students can also access a database of national scholarships and apply online.  Fastweb requires students to sign-up for a free membership, as well as provide personal information, in order to access the database. 

           Website:  www.fastweb.com

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