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Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition at UNF

Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition at UNF
The University of North Florida
Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition at UNF
1 UNF Drive
Building 57, Room 2800
Jacksonville, FL 32224
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Program Contact Leigh Belmont
Phone 904-620-3890
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Students with intellectual disabilities enjoy the college experience through The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition (OCT) Program at the University of North Florida. Through OCT, adults can transition into adulthood alongside their contemporaries, maturing together in an environment that fosters independence while including supports. OCT students follow a unique and customized plan for achievement, rather than a structured curriculum. Their individual Program of Study focuses upon: academic enhancement, career development, university life, health/personal growth, and independent living/community life. Students are encouraged and empowered to act as self-advocates and to further enhance their self-determination by careful selection of their Program of Study.

Program information submitted: February 26, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 24
Summer program name LIFE
Description of our summer transition program:

LIFE, (Living Independently Finding Enrichment) is a four week transitional program seperate from the OCT program, yet gives young adults the opportunity to live independently in an community based apartment complex. Participants reside in a four bedroom four bath apartment with two peers and a staff member. LIFE participants develop self confidence in learning adult skills such as laundry, budgeting, traveling, time management, recreational planning, shopping and cooking to name just a few. Participants participate in community activities while engaging in experiential learning opportunities. LIFE is not a transition to the OCT program. The experience gives the participant and his/her family members a taste of independence in a safe environment.  

Summer program link: LIFE
School district or agency partner: The Arc Jacksonville
Contact person: Leigh Belmont
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: June 1, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 50.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 90.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $12800.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $17800.00
Additional costs:

Support services if doing residential = $10,000 per year (fall and spring semester) Room and board is dependent on where the student lives (either on or off campus in OCT residential housing)

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized on campus
  • Specialized off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students are able to participate in any clubs or groups available on UNF's campus.