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)
- The New York State Legislature supports the Regents economic need policy raising the income threshold for a family
of four to $51,000 by supporting an increase in the vocational rehabilitation case service funds.
- The State Education Department seeks federal and state legislation to raise maximum loan and grant amounts in the
case of such financial assistance programs as Pell grants or Perkins loans as they apply to students with disabilities
to account for higher costs.
- The State Education Department identifies all financial assistance programs that are time limited (i.e., Pell and
TAP grants), and seeks legislation and/or rule changes that allow for more flexible graduation schedules for students