PASSAGE USA Admissions

Both PASSAGE USA's 2- and 4-year programs are Comprehensive Transition Programs (CTP). Students attending PASSAGE USA's 2- and 4-year programs can use the FAFSA to apply for need-based Financial Aid.  In addition, PASSAGE USA students can apply for Veteran Chapter 35 Assistance if eligible. 
Students enrolled in the PASSAGE USA program are NOT eligible for student loans, nor are they eligible to claim tax exemption via 1098-T.

Students may be eligible to apply if they:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability (ID)
  • Have functional communication, reading, and math skills
  • Are able to function independently without one-on-one assistance
  • Are not receiving special education and related services from the public schools
  • Are motivated to continue education and further develop employment and independent living skills
  • Have a smartphone and use it for calls, texts, and email.

For full eligibility requirements or to receive an application please contact

Now accepting applications for Fall 2024, the priority deadline is December 1, 2023. Click THIS LINK or request an application from today!

Documentation of Intellectual Disability from the HEOA Regulations

The institution must obtain a record from a local educational agency that the student is or was eligible for special education and related services under the IDEA.

If that record does not identify the student as having an intellectual disability, as described in paragraph of the definition of a student with an intellectual disability in § 668.231, the institution must also obtain
documentation establishing that the student has an intellectual disability, such as—

  1. A documented comprehensive and individualized psycho-educational evaluation and diagnosis of an
    intellectual disability by a psychologist or other qualified professional; or
  2. A record of the disability from a local or State educational agency, or government agency, such as the
    Social Security Administration or a vocational rehabilitation agency, that identifies the intellectual disability.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1845–NEW4)

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1091)


Fee In-State Out-of-State
Program Fee $7,665.90 $12,153.90
Application Fee $45.00 $45.00
ID Fee (after enrolled) $10.00 $10.00
Orientation Fee (after enrolled) $100.00 $100.00

* The University reserves the right to change fees, as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees, without prior notice.

Costs do not include books, materials, or other course required expenses for a college student.

This project is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Officof Post-Secondary Education Grant # P407A150076 and P407A200064.