Services for Students with Disabilities

Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funds | Rackham Graduate School

The Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund is intended to help meet the financial needs of Rackham graduate students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expenses during their degree program. Situations eligible for funding include such events as:

  • Medical, dental or mental health emergencies for the student or, in some circumstances, for immediate family members* who live with the student
  • Major accidents and events such as fire and natural disasters
  • Expenses related to the death of an immediate family member*

U-M Office of the Provost | Student Emergency Funds

Students may experience an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, unforeseen expense while in school. The University offers several types of assistance for students in such special circumstances.

NOTE: Emergency funding may impact previously awarded aid, so it is important to coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are also encouraged to contact the student affairs office in their respective school or college.

Situations that warrant funding may include:

Forbes Family Fund

The Forbes Family Fund is for U-M SSD registered students who have specific learning disabilities (LD) and are in need of technological equipment to augment their academic success. Students can apply for grants up to $1,000. 

Wolens Speech and Language Fund

This fund is designed to support students who have speech disfluency issues, known commonly as stuttering. If you have this condition, or know someone who does, please let him or her know about this opportunity afforded to SSD. 

Financial Aid for Disabled Students -

Welcome to our financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. Below is a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.