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College Living Experience (CLE)

College Living Experience (CLE)
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College Living Experience (CLE)
401 North Washington Street
Suite 420
Rockville, MD 20850
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Program Contact Stephanie Deker
Program Contact Email
Phone (813) 262-0566
Website Program website
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College Living Experience (CLE) is the industry’s leading provider of post-secondary supports for young adults with learning differences. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of individulized services, we strive to propel young adults toward success as they journey through their transition to independence.

CLE students pursue their academic program or career of interest while also receiving services across the domains of independent living, financial literacy, and social skill development.

Program information submitted: January 11, 2023

Public or private: Private
Type of school: Post-secondary Program
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
This program will BEGIN serving students in: 2023-2024
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling Admissions
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • Age range: 18-25 at start of admission
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Executive Function deficits, or other learning differences.
Program length:
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • Varies from student to student
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $59500.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $59500.00
Additional costs: $0.00
COLLEGE / TECHNICAL SCHOOL TUITION Each student is on their own pathway to pursue their goals, which means the college or higher education you are enrolled in is not included. Our Academic Coordinator will work with you on registering with the college. Families will be responsible for ensuring they pay the tuition at the higher ed institution. If you have questions about FAFSA, the Academic Coordinator can route you to the office and support basic questions around this. APARTMENT & HOUSING FEES Each of our centers is nearby the complex our students live in. Rent and any additional services such as internet, power, water bills are all specific to the location a student attends. Our admission team will work with each family to help them understand local cost of living and the monthly budget for this. Students enrolled in a 4-year University who wish to stay in the dorm can discuss this with our Admissions Staff. MONTHLY STUDENT BUDGET Financial instructors work with students to budget for additional expenses: Utilities Text books Groceries Transportation Personal Care (haircuts etc) Recreation Weekly sessions help students manage and reconcile accounts to develop financial literacy.
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)
  • Scholarships
  • ABLE accounts, and Military Benefits.
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation