Posted Date: June 21, 2010

Author:  David A. Bergeron, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Title IV Eligibility for an Institution’s Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

The Higher Education Act, as reauthorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), includes provisions related to the eligibility of students with intellectual disabilities to participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) programs. Institutions that offer a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) program, can apply to the Department’s Federal Student Aid office to have that program approved so that eligible students may receive Federal Pell Grant, FWS and FSEOG funds. To be eligible, an institution must already participate in the Federal student aid programs and offer an approved CTP program, as specified in 34 CFR 668.231 and 34 CFR 668.232.

The attached document includes the steps an institution must take to apply to have its Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary program(s) deemed eligible to participate in the title IV Federal aid programs.

If you have questions about the CTP program, contact Judy Shanley, OPE Coordinator, at judy.shanley@ed.gov or 202-502-7659.

Attachments/Enclosures:

Title IV Eligibility for an Institution’s Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, in Word Format, 41KB, 4 Pages

   

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