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Coastal Carolina LIFE

Coastal Carolina LIFE
Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina LIFE
P.O. Box 261954
Prince Building, Room 123
Conway, SC 29528
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Program Contact Cheryl Morgan
Email LIFE@coastal.edu
Phone 843-349-2665
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Coastal Carolina LIFE Program is a four-year, tuition-based, inclusive postsecondary education and transition program for young adults who have a mild to moderate intellectual and/or developmental disability (full-scale IQ of 70 or below). The program emphasizes student independence and personal development. LIFE students learn choice-making along with academic, communication, self-advocacy, and financial literacy skills. The Coastal Carolina LIFE Program addresses five key areas: Academic Instruction Career Education and Training Independent Living Social and Community Engagement Personal development.

Program information submitted: March 29, 2022

General
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: 32
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: none
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling Admissions - closed when all spaces are filled
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 47.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 80.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $16180.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $16180.00
Room and board: $9200.00
Program fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $300.00

Lab fees associated with academic courses

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available:

LIFE Extreme Need Scholarship - based on unmet financial need

Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Students enroll in at least four inclusive university courses for audit

Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Information on special classes:

Career Readiness, Independent Living, Self-advocacy, Disability Rights

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 50-74%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 42%
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%
Additional information about career development and work experience

on campus job shadowing and job try outs, volunteer positions, full-time internships paid/unpaid

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Students may choose to live off-campus in an apartment of their choosing as seniors

Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities