FAQ


No, students accepted into the program are not guaranteed housing.  Inclusive Education Services and the Housing & Residence Life department work with one another to establish the number of spaces available per year.  Housing spaces vary per academic year.

Students are not required to live on campus but will gain the full postsecondary education experience when feasible.

 

As this is still a new endeavor, the admission rate will vary per year. No decisions have been made for 2020-2021.

Modifications are done through the contact of the IES program and the professor. This is changing the output of the coursework provided to allow the student to perform to their best of their abilities. An accommodation is allowed for any UCF student registered in the Student Accessibility Services office. This allows for technology and resources that aid in the classroom.

IES staff members are located on campus during normal business hours, (typically 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM). Students are encouraged to contact campus resources (i.e. Residential Advisors, UCF Police Department, Safe Escort Patrol Service [S.E.P.S.], etc.) for assistance when needed. Resource Facilitators and IES Staff can also be available in emergency situations.

In order for a student to be eligible to be associated with IES, the student must have:

  • Completed the K-12 system with either a regular or special diploma
  • A documented intellectual disability
  • A clear indication that access or success in traditional postsecondary options (such as traditional UCF admission or state college success) is not feasible
  • Students must be able to make their own decisions in social settings without guardianship oversight or input. As such, students under a guardianship in which the guardian retains full/plenary guardianship or itemized social environment control over an individual will not be permitted to participate in the IES experience. Please contact Adam Meyer at adam.meyer@ucf.edu to discuss further as needed and to explain what current social guardianship means for the current application process.
  • A desire to attend college and learn

The Inclusive Education Services IES Prep Chart provides information that includes advice and steps towards preparing one’s student for college and association with IES. In addition, there is a monthly program offered and hosted by Dr. Rebecca Hines, Ph.D., and Dr. Lisa Dieker, Ph.D. called Preparing for College that prepares men and women with intellectual disabilities for college as well as how to become an independent adult. Participants of Preparing for College generally meet one Saturday out of the month on UCF’s main campus.

*For more information as to how to sign up for the monthly program please visit http://www.dsfflorida.org/http___www.dsfflorida.html

Non-degree seeking students at UCF do not receive a degree or certificate upon completion of coursework. Currently, Inclusive Education Services is working with UCF officials to develop a plan where students associated with IES can receive a certificate.

Students associated with IES pay the same tuition as every other UCF student and have access to additional resources and opportunities offered through the university.

UCF Tuition 2018-2019
Approximately $225 per credit hour (for in state students) and $750 per credit hour
(for out-of-state students)

Housing
Neptune Community (Private Bedroom Residence Hall)
Buildings 156-158
Cost: $6,000.00 per school year

Nike Community ( 4 private bedrooms and 2 bathrooms)

Building 104-104

Cost:$ 6,170.00 per school year

Meal Plans (optional)
Information about meal plans: http://ucf.campusdish.com/MealPlansContent.aspx

A Resource Facilitator for Inclusive Education Services is a peer mentor, employed by UCF, who works to facilitate student success in academics as well as campus involvement by providing students with resources offered through the university. In addition, Resource Facilitators provide the students with additional social, job and personal coaching and guidance while challenging them to reach their fullest potential as UCF Knights.

The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities is now offering scholarships for students with intellectual disabilities. Funding can help cover the cost of classes, on-campus housing, and meal plans.

* For more information, visit http://fcsua.org/

Furthermore, IES is a designated Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) certified.  Students may receive funding from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Student.  To apply for funding, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

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