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Coastal Carolina University LIFE

Coastal Carolina University LIFE
Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University LIFE
100 Tom Trout Drive
Prince Building, Room 123
Conway, SC 29528
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Program Contact Cheryl Morgan
Phone 843.349.4046

The Coastal Carolina University LIFE program is a four-year, tuition-based, post-secondary education and transition program for young adults who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities as defined by the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). This cohort-structured program currently has 21 students enrolled and accepts 10 to 12 students each year during Fall semester. LIFE facilitates and supports each student'€™s full inclusion within the campus community, both academically and socially, by utilizing natural campus supports and academic and social mentors. First year LIFE students live on-campus in traditional freshman housing , and move to apartment style campus housing in subsequent years. Successful completion of the program provides students with the skills to pursue and obtain meaningful employment, and to  live independently.

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: 30
Deadline to apply to this program: Priority Deadline: December 1st, Application Deadline: February 1st
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-24
  • Student must be their own legal guardian
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
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 47%
Retention rate: 80%
Tuition amount: $16,000.00
Room and board: $9,640.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $300.00
Books and lab/course fees - varies by course
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)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

Typical college courses for audit
2 academic courses per semester
2 physical activity courses per semester

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students receive individualized instruction for Reading, Mathematics, Independent Living, and Work Readiness. Freshman students have a cohort based Orientation course and cohort based courses in personal relationships and public health.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Coastal Activities Board, Student CEC, YoungLife, Hammock Club, Shark Club, Deep Sea Fishing Club, Fresh Water Fishing Club, Turtle Club, Sustainability, Green Team, Inclusive Theatre, Photography Club, Club Lacrosse, Men's Basketball Equipment Manager, Women's Basketball Equipment Manager, All campus sporting events, Housing programming and events, Multi-cultural student events, homecoming court, Conference Presentations, Buddy Walk, Special Olympics, conference attendance, bake sales, farmer's market, scorekeeping for tennis team, fund raising events, and campus tailgates,

Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 16:13