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Financial Aid

UNC GOAL is a comprehensive transition program. Students enrolled at UNC through GOAL are eligible to receive federal financial aid. 

UNC's Office of Financial Aid

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
  • 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)