Mer, that's an interesting question. Offhand, I would say that grants or loans should not be considered income. You don't have to pay income taxes on them, do you? However, you never know with SSI what rules they have. Maybe someone else can answer more definitively, or you can research it online. Or, last resort, call the 800 # for SS and ask them directly.
Mer, that's why I suggested the 800 #, not your local office or caseworker. In case you don't have it, the SS nationwide number is 1-800-772-1213. As Arneeb suggested, just say you have a general question. And let us know what you find out!
Mer, think of things that interested you as a child. Perhaps your answer lies somewhere there.
I'm glad to hear that grants, etc., for education would not negatively affect SSI/Medicaid. I didn't think it should.
I agree, Mer. Wait until you have everything set up.