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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund

The mission of the O’Neill 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. Read more and download the application here: http://www.ndss.org/Resources/Education/College--Postsecondary-Options1/ONeill-Tabani-Enrichment-Fund/.

The Springboard Foundation Scholarship

The Springboard Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of Springboard Consulting, is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to full-time college students who have documented disabilities of any type deemed to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These scholarships are given as one-time awards in the amount of $1,500. The rules for eligibility are contained in the Application document. The Springboard Foundation is pleased to provide this opportunity to several promising students each year, based on available funds. Additional information and the scholarship application can be found at: http://www.thespringboardfoundation.org/.

Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship

Ruby's Rainbow awards scholarships to individuals with Down syndrome seeking higher education or post-secondary enrichment classes. The scholarship application for Fall 2017 is now open. Applications are due by April 28, 2017. Additional information and the scholarship application can be found at: https://rubysrainbow.org/apply-now/.

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship

Shire is sponsoring an ADHD Scholarship to recognize students who are legal residents of the United States who are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who are accepted to or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, technical school, trade school, or vocational school located in the US for the academic year 2016 - 2017. Applications are due by March 8, 2017. Additional information can be found at: http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/US/faqs.aspx.

The Google Lime Scholarship

Google has partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising organization that supports students with disabilities while they work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive $10,000 for the 2017-2018 year. Additional information can be found at: https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-google-lime-scholarship/

National Garage Door Atlanta Asthma and Allergy Scholarship
National Garage Door Atlanta is awarding one $1000 scholarship to a student diagnosed with asthma or suffer from any type of allergy; who are accepted to or enrolled in, an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a collge or university in the United States; and carry a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additional information can be found here: https://www.nationalgaragedooratlanta.com/asthma-and-allergy-college-scholarship/
REACH Program Scholarships

REACH Program Scholarships are supplemental and based on need. This scholarship opportunity is made possible by funds raised at our annual Gala. Applications are due in March. Applications are available here.

Federal Financial Aid

Students in the REACH Program are eligible for some federal financial aid (e.g., Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs). Additional information can be found at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/intellectual-disabilities.

Federal Student and Parent Loans

Federal student and parent loans are not available.

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation assistance

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation may provide financial assistance. Check with your local agency for more information as regulations vary by state.

Additional Resources

Sallie Mae rolls out parent loans to pay for college

The Washington Post

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | April 26 at 3:42 PM As parents face the prospect of paying for college this fall, Sallie Mae is offering a new option for those considering borrowing to cover costs. The private lender said Tuesday that it is now providing parent loans at a lower cost than the government. Sallie Mae joins an expanding market of companies promoting alternatives to the federal Parent Plus loan, one of the government’s most profitable student aid programs. The federal program has come Read the full story 

Additional information and resources are available at: http://www.thinkcollege.net/topics/paying-for-college.

2017-2018 Academic Year Program Costs

For projection purposes only.  Subject to change.
Academic Tuition and other fees            $16,000 (in-state)
    $24,000 (out-of-state)
Housing (optional)   $7,478 (private room)
    $6,502 (shared room)
Program fee   $3,300 (students living on-campus)
    $1,600 (students living off-campus)
Meal Plan   $3,290 (all freshman living on campus must have a meal plan)

*This projection does not include books or individual housing supplies (sheets, clothes, toiletries, computers, etc.)