Currently, students enrolled at UNC through GOAL are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. Students will be eligible to apply for federal financial aid once "Comprehensive Transition Program" or "CTP" status is obtained.
Comprehensive Transition Program
Comprehensive Transition Programs ( CTP) were initially described and defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Comprehensive Transition Programs are degree, certificate, or non-degree programs for students with intellectual disabilities that:
- Are offered by a college or career school and approved by the U.S. Department of Education;
- Are designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue
academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment;
Offers academic advising and a structured curriculum; and
- Requires students with intellectual disabilities to participate, for at least half
of the program, in:Regular enrollment in credit-bearing courses with nondisabled students,
Auditing or participating (with nondisabled students) in courses for which the student does not receive regular academic credit,
- Enrollment in noncredit-bearing, non-degree courses with nondisabled students, or
Internships or work-based training with nondisabled individuals.
Information above obtained from Think College! website (May 2017)
Office of Financial Aid, Carter Hall