<p>I just got diagnosed with a serious illness and qualified for Social Security (SSDI). I'm in my last year of a graduate program and wonder whether I can also collect financial aid for this year. Thanks to anyone who can help!</p>
<p>That depends on the university policy.
If the university provides aid to disabled students then yes, you can.</p>
<p>As far as federal aid is concerned you are still eligible if you receive SSD. Of course federal aid for graduate students is just loans. </p>
<p>Aid is usually based on previous years income so hasn't your aid already been offered to you?</p>