frequently asked questions
What AT Loan resources are available in my state?
Take some time to learn about the assistive technology resources available in your state before you apply for a loan. A loan is just ONE of many options. You can use the guides below to find available assistive technology and ways to reduce your need for a loan.
Assistive Technology Guide for New York
Assistive Technology Guide for New Jersey
AT Loan Program Fact Sheet
Simple Loan Calculator
If you reside in the New York City area, BILS (Bronx Independent Living Services) has partnered with NDI to help you understand available Assistive Technology resources and provide group loan orientation classes.
I don't live in New York or New Jersey...can I still get a loan?
Want to find similar loan programs outside of New Jersey and New York?
View a National Listing of Alternative Financing Programs.
What happens after I send my application?
After you loan application is received, NDI will contact you for your intake. At that time, your loan application and credit report will be reviewed with you.
We will send a summary of your loan application to our NDI AT Loan Committee. The NDI AT Loan Committee will pre-screen you for an AT loan based on the requirements of the participating financial institutions. If you do not meet the requirements for a loan, we will ask that you reapply in the future.
If you pass the pre-screening for a loan, NDI will submit your loan application to the appropriate partnering financial institution. The financial institution will review your application and determine if your loan is approved or denied. Once your loan is approved, your loan funds will be issued directly to your AT vendor.
Who can I contact for help?
If you think you are ready for a loan, but would like assistance or guidance before applying, please contact Laurie Schaller at (202) 449-9521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NDI encourages you to apply for a loan that meets your needs. If you need support along the way, please contact us.
Funding for the AT Loan Program is provided through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). Technical assistance is provided by AT Act Technical Assistance & Training Center, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs.