VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a state and federally funded agency available in all fifty states. Their
goals are: (1) to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve competitive employment and increased
independence through rehabilitation services (2) to provide training and employment services to eligible
individuals, so they can become and remain employed.
HOW VR CAN HELP COLLEGE STUDENTS
VR may be able to assist students with expenses not covered by other resources, equipment related
to the disability, career counseling, expenses related to job seeking, to name a few. For a complete
description of their services, see the VR web site at http://www.nd.gov/dhs/dvr/individual/index.html
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota VR serves anyone who meets the eligibility guidelines and is living in the state. The
individual must have either a physical or mental disability that is a barrier to employment. Students who
suspect they have a disability can also apply for services. If the student does not have access to other
funding sources, VR can provide the evaluation services necessary to determine if a disability exists.
Final determination of eligibility may take up to 60 days from the time of application.
The services provided by Vocational Rehabilitation are typically paid by VR or funded through other programs.
VR clients are expected to use other program funds for which they qualify and/or medical insurance before VR
pays for services.
WHERE TO APPLY FOR VR SERVICES
Students living in Grand Forks can apply at the Grand Forks Regional Office, 151 S. 4th Street, Suite 401
(Grand Forks County Building), 701 795-3100 (Voice) and 701 795-3060 (TDD).
Students from other N.D. cities can contact the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, 701 328-8950
(Voice) or 1-800-755-2745 (Voice) and 701 328-8968 (TDD) to find the regional VR office nearest them.
Minnesota residents should contact the state office of Rehabilitation Services, 651 259-7366 or 1-800-328-9095
(Voice) and 651 296-3900 or 1-800-657-3973 (TDD) to locate their local regional office. Residents of
northwestern Minnesota can call the Work Force Center/Rehabilitation Services, 218 281-6033 (V/TDD) or
1-800-657-3967 (V/TDD) in Crookston, MN.
American Indian students can choose to receive services from either a N.D. VR office or a tribal VR
program (listed below).
North Dakota Tribal 121 Vocational Rehabilitation Projects
|Spirit Lake Nation
Vocational Rehabilitation Project
PO Box 519
Fort Totten, ND 58335
Phone: (701) 766-4446
FAX: (701) 766-1310
|Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation)
Fort Berthold Community College
HC3, Box 2
New Town, ND 58763
Phone: (701) 627- 2688
FAX: (701) 627-4024
|Standing Rock Sioux Nation
Sitting Bull College
1341 92nd Street
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone: (701) 854-3861
FAX: (701) 854-3403
|Turtle Mountain Band Of Chippewa
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Turtle Mountain Community College
PO Box 110
Belcourt, ND 58316
Phone: (701) 477-0235
FAX: (701) 477-0235