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UNCG: Students With Intellectual Disabilities Have Access to Federal Aid

Via PRWeb on August 07, 2014: UNCG students with intellectual and developmental disabilities can now apply for federal student aid. UNCG’s Beyond Academics program is now one of only 34 similar programs in the country approved to participate in federal student aid programs. The approval came July 1 when Beyond Academics was designated a Comprehensive Training Program (CTP) by the U.S. Department of Education, giving eligible students access to federal grants. Joan Johnson, UNCG's CTP director, said the opportunity is "an exciting option in transforming lives.” “The Integrative Community Studies certificate program has underscored UNCG’s vision and commitment to diversity, access and inclusion for more than seven years," Johnson said. "The pursuit of and participation in higher education is a demonstrated and effective means to improvement in the quality of life for all citizens. The relatively new access to higher education for students with intellectual...