FYI Students in Transition

FYI Transition

Learn about life after graduating school. 

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Post-Secondary Options

State College System (Community Colleges) Florida has an outstanding state college system that is generally accessible to students with disabilities. The state college system offer a variety of vocational, occupational, and academic programs that lead to professional certificates or associate’s degrees. If you are undecided about a career path, you can use the state college system Read More »

More on Community Colleges

If you are undecided about your career, you can use a community college to explore options. According to the College Board, here are some reasons a community college might be right for you. Click on each item below to learn more. Save money. Get ready for a career. Try college life. Save money. Costs are Read More »

Know Your Rights

Students with disabilities who want to attend college have some rights to protect them from discrimination. Here are a few that are important to know about. Susan applied to her local college. She is fully qualified, but uses a wheelchair due to her disability. Can her local college deny her admission because the campus isn’t Read More »

Know Your Rights 2

Do colleges and universities have to provide students with disabilities reasonable modifications or accommodations for their disabilities? Yes. To ensure that their programs and activities are fully accessible to students with disabilities, colleges and universities are required to provide reasonable modifications, which are also sometimes known as reasonable accommodations. What types of modifications do colleges Read More »

Academic Accommodations

As part of providing reasonable accommodations, a postsecondary school must provide needed and reasonable academic adjustments. The appropriate academic adjustment must be determined based on your disability and individual needs. Academic adjustments may include auxiliary aids and modifications to academic requirements as are necessary to ensure equal educational opportunity. For more information: U.S. Department of Read More »

Financial Aid

Obtaining financial aid for post-secondary schools can be challenging. The costs can add up. Besides tuition, you have to pay for room and board, books, transportation, and campus activities. If a student believes his or her own family resources are not enough to pay for all the costs, he or she should apply for assistance Read More »

Tuition Waivers

Another avenue to research is to seed a tuition waiver. These may be available through the state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency or through local community colleges. What is a Tuition Waiver? A waiver of college costs that is provided by the state VR agency would typically apply to any state-run college or university in that Read More »

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment occurs when high school students enroll and participate in college courses, while still being supported by their local school district. The advantage to this is that a student can receive individualized support from their high school while also having the opportunity to experience college. In this circumstance, the school district may be responsible Read More »

Scholarships

Sometimes a college will directly award money and assistance to cover its own costs. These are often based on financial need or academic achievement. However, financial aid opportunities targeted just for students with disabilities also exist at a number of colleges. In addition, private and local organizations, as well as businesses, award money to ensure Read More »

Resources

Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) A division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), is an organization whose membership promotes active engagement in transition activities for youth and adults with disabilities. The division works to improve the quality of and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career Read More »

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