Posted Date: February 17, 2012

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

Subject: This letter announces the availability of Federal Student Aid’s recording of a webinar on the requirements for the approval of a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program

We are pleased to announce the availability of materials from the June 8, 2011 webinar that we presented on the requirements for the approval of an institution’s Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program. A Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program is an academic program that serves students with intellectual disabilities. The title of the webinar was – Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs and Title IV Federal Student Aid Eligibility and it is now posted on the IFAP website.

These materials can be accessed at and clicking on the link titled “Podcast.” Alternately, these materials can be accessed from the IFAP Homepage ( by clicking on the "Training" Bar, then clicking on the link titled "e-Learning Catalogue," and then selecting the 2nd bulleted link under the heading "Training – e-Learning Catalogue" titled "Podcast."

In addition to reviewing this webinar, we urge you to review the June 6, 2011, Electronic Announcement posted on IFAP which contains instructions for institutions that wish to apply for approval of their CTP program(s). If you have questions, please contact the School Participation Team (SPT) for your State. The contact information for the SPTs can be found at

For more information regarding CTP Programs, please visit the Student Aid Eligibility Web page on Student Aid on the Web and read the section pertaining to intellectual disabilities. This Web page contains links to the definition of a CTP Program and a list of schools with approved CTP Programs.


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