PLEASE NOTE: REACH Program is not degree seeking, but certificate seeking.
In order to be sure that the REACH Program at the College of Charleston is the best match for our applicants, the program requires a completed application packet from each applicant prior to the review of the applicant’s file. An Admissions Review Committee reviews completed applications and selects students for the interview process.
Please Note: A limited number of applicants will be admitted each year in order to maintain the quality of the program and services. The decision to offer or deny admission to the program is made by the Admissions Review Committee in their best judgment and in the best interest of the applicant.
APPLICATIONS for the 2013-2014 academic year are now available! Download and print your application today!
ANNUAL PROGRAM COSTS FOR 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR* (Used for projection purposes only. Subject to change.)
|Academic Tuition and other fees**||$16,000 (in-state)|
|Housing (optional)||$5,946 (shared room)|
|$6,838 (private room)|
|Program fee||$3,300 (students living on-campus)|
|$1,600 (students living off-campus)|
|Meal Plan||$3,350 (all freshman living on campus must have a meal plan)|
* Student and parent loans are NOT available.
**This tuition and fees cost does not include books or individual housing supplies (towels, sheets, clothes, toiletries, computers, etc.)
List of Potential Sources of Funding for REACH Students
1. Vocational Rehabilitation for South Carolina Residents
2. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Pell Grants require students to complete a FAFSA form as a basis for eligibility.
Potential Scholarships Available!
O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund (formerly the Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund) is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs.
Knights of Columbus
Application Deadline: TBD
The REACH Program is very grateful to the Knights of Columbus, who through their Columbus Hope Foundation provided $5000 in student scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. These funds supported several students who are all fulfilling their dreams for a college education.
Schwallie Family Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 26, 2013
In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. These will be one-time awards for any recipient.
Our goal for 2013 is to award scholarships to individuals with Down Syndrome seeking higher education or enrichment classes.
If you feel you or your child will benefit from this opportunity, please submit the application below along with the designated essay, written by the candidate, two letters of recommendation and Parent/Guardian Information sheet by July 31st, 2013. One can also include videos, pictures or anything that may help us get to know the candidate better. The scholarships will be issued for the fall semester of 2013. Please include an e-mail address as you will receive an e-mail confirmation that we received your application.