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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Options to explore scholarships and financial aid:

  • All students looking for financial assistance should work with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Find information on costs of attendance, financial planning, important dates and policies at https://financialaid.arizona.edu.
  • Scholarship Universe is a portal to a variety of scholarships matched to you based on your profile. Disability is one of the characteristics you can enter.

Class Notes

Access to Class Notes

Having access to quality notes is an integral part of learning. If note-taking presents a barrier for you, there are good options for you to explore.

Independent Strategies

There are many ways to take your own notes independently and effectively.  You may consider:

Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

VideoPhones:

  • DRC first floor lobby, room D106 of the Highland Commons building [map].
    • Hours available: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)

Assistive Listening Devices:

  • FM systems are loaned to students on a semester basis
  • Infrared Systems are equipped with earphones or audio-neck loops designed to reduce noise interference and are loaned out at Centennial Hall

Additional Information:

ASL Interpreting and CART

The Disability Resource Center hires interpreters, and CART reporters to provide services to individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. These services are available for all academic needs, meetings, workshops, etc., as well as for any other activities sponsored by the University.

Certification of Staff:

Document Conversion

When standard print is a barrier, textbooks and other printed academic materials, such as syllabi and articles, can be converted to electronic text, Braille or large print. Students new to document conversion will originally request access to e-text through an Access Consultant.


Requesting books prior to the start of the semester:

Course Substitution

If math and/or second language courses create barriers to your learning based on disability, you may request a course substitution. Courses determined by your College to be non-essential to your program of study may be substituted.

Steps to request a course substitution:

Attendance Requirements

Attendance requirements vary widely from course to course:
  • Each class/instructor has different attendance policies which may or may not be flexible
  • Lab, activity and hands-on courses involve in-class learning that cannot be easily made up
  • Some classes, such as lectures, may provide more flexibility
If you believe you will miss class often due to your disability:
  • Talk with an Access Consultant as early in the semester as possible to discuss
  • your previous experiences
  • what you expect for the current semester.

Accessible Transportation

Disability Resources is available to assist departments and individuals arrange for wheelchair accessible vehicles.

  • Accessible vehicles rent from the UA Motor Pool at the same cost as equivalent, non-accessible vehicles.
  • Instructors who are coordinating transportation for a course activity can arrange for an accessible vehicle through the UA Motor Pool.

Contact Sherry Santee at 520-626-5490 or ssantee@email.arizona.edu to facilitate the rental process.

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