As a survivor, you may follow a different educational path than your peers. This commonly occurs because of a delay in education due to cancer treatment. In other cases, you may be ready to continue your education but face financial challenges due to the rising cost of follow-up care, medications, and other necessary medical equipment. Fortunately, there are several resources available for cancer survivors to help relieve some of the financial burden associated with education.
- Cancer for College
- Cancer Survivor's Fund: From Surviving to Thriving
- FinAid: Cancer Scholarships
- Patient Advocate Foundation
- Ped-Onc Resource Center: College Scholarships
- The SAMFund
Rights & Responsibilities
Many cancer survivors find getting an education exciting and stressful at the same time. Cognitive-late effects of certain cancers and cancer treatments can sometimes impair a cancer survivor's ability to grasp specific concepts in the classroom. This can become increasingly bothersome when preparing for standardized testing, which is usually timed. If you encounter such difficulties, you should visit your school's student services center, academic help center, or the office for students with disabilities. If you would like more information about your options visit the sites below.