Students with intellectual disabilities may be able to get certain types of federal student aid.

Eligibility for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

If you have an intellectual disability, you may receive funding from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs if you

A CTP program for students with intellectual disabilities means a degree, certificate, or nondegree program that

  • is offered by a college or career school and approved by the U.S. Department of Education;
  • is designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment;
  • offers academic advising and a structured curriculum; and
  • requires students with intellectual disabilities to participate, for at least half of the program, in
    • regular enrollment in credit-bearing courses with nondisabled students,
    • auditing or participating (with nondisabled students) in courses for which the student does not receive regular academic credit,
    • enrollment in noncredit-bearing, nondegree courses with nondisabled students, or
    • internships or work-based training with nondisabled individuals.

The following states have schools that offer CTP programs:

New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

CTP Programs Approved to Participate in the Federal Student Aid Programs*



Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Normal, Alabama

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Pulaski Technical College

North Little Rock, Arkansas

California State University, Fresno

Fresno, California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

San Diego City College

San Diego, California

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, California

San Diego Miramar College

San Diego, California

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Panhandle Technical College

Chipley, Florida

St. Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida

William T. McFatter Techical College

Davie, Florida

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida

Florida Keys Community College

Key West, Florida

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College

Miami, Florida

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, Florida

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

East Georgia State College

Swainsboro, Georgia

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois

Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Illinois

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey, Illinois

Heartland Community College

Normal, Illinois

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, Massachusetts

Central Lakes College

Brainerd, Minnesota

Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester, Minnesota

Bethel University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota

Mississippi State

Mississippi State, Mississippi

University of Missouri – Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

University of Missouri – Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Missouri State University

Springfield, Missouri

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, Nevada

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey

Keuka College

Keuka, New York

Orange County Community College

Middletown, New York

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, New York

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

Appalachian State

Boone, North Carolina

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, Ohio

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Columbus State Community College

Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

Edison State Community College

Piqua, Ohio

Eastern Gateway Community College

Steubenville, Ohio

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pennsylvania

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

Millersville University

Millersville, Pennsylvania

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Utah State University

Logan, Utah

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, Washington

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington

Widener University

Chester, West Virginia

Edgewood College

Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

*As of March 11, 2020

If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the financial aid office at your college or career school.