Students with Disabilities

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate equal access to postsecondary institutions for students with disabilities.

However, such students can be denied admission into a school, program, or class based on other qualifications or lack thereof. If they do not meet the minimum required scores, fail to submit a part of the institution’s application, or haven’t taken the appropriate prerequisites, a school is well within its rights to reject the student’s application.

Students with Disabilities

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Similarly, NYS law mandates that students with disabilities be provided equal access to State-administered student financial aid programs. However, while students with disabilities must be provided equal access to such financial aid awards and provided accommodations to attend less than full-time, students with disabilities may be denied an NYS grant, scholarship, or other award based on failure to meet other essential requirements of a program that must be met equally for all students.