Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
8. Funding and Financial Mechanisms to Enhance the Educational Opportunity for Students with Disabilities (continued)
Institutions of postsecondary education, families and students with disabilities have
access to a broad array of financial tools to promote success in college.
Toward this end, the Task Force recommends the following strategies:
- Financial bond selling agencies, such as the Dormitory Authority of New York or other similar agencies, develop
low-interest borrowing mechanisms to increase the availability of low-cost lending opportunities for colleges and
universities wishing to invest in accessibility infrastructure. Access to such low-interest loans is made available
to degree-granting proprietary institutions that voluntarily make access-related improvements to their campuses.
- Postsecondary education development offices more aggressively and strategically seek out corporate, foundation and
alumni support for programs, scholarships and other endowments aimed at enhancing the participation of students with
disabilities in education beyond high school.