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Admissions

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LiFT University Transition Program Admissions
Registration Fee: $450.00 first student, $350.00 each additional student
Tuition: $15,750
Steps for Enrollment.

All parents must meet with someone from the LiFT Administrative Team.

#1
Meet

All parents must meet with someone from the LiFT Administrative Team.

Your student must have a Shadow Day on the Lift University campus.

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Shadow Day

Your student must have a Shadow Day on the Lift University campus.

New Applicants: Download the LiFT U Admissions Application (Click Button Link)

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Admissions Application

New Applicants: Download the LiFT U Admissions Application (Click Button Link)

Submit Admissions Application and Required Documents.

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Submit Admission
Application

Submit Admissions Application and Required Documents.

Attend a personal interview with Program Committee.

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Interview

Attend a personal interview with Program Committee.

Upon Admission or Re-Enrollment a RegistrationPacket must be completed

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Submit Registration Packet

Upon Admission or Re-Enrollment a RegistrationPacket must be completed

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LiFT U Requirements
  • 18-22 years old (or in last year of public school program)
  •  Cognitive assessment with documented intellectual disability
  •  Finished high school or complete high school at LiFT U
  •  The ability to learn and participate in inclusive classroom and work settings
  •  Demonstrate interest and desire to pursue educational, employment and life experiences through post-secondary education
  •  Agree to participate in periodic assessments throughout program
  •  Two letters of recommendation
  •  Basic academic skills (e.g., write sentences, elementary reading skills, follow directions in a group or individually)
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Please Note
LiFT University Transition Program is selective. Meeting basic requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. In addition to submitting the required documentation, the candidates will interview with the LiFT University Program Committee.

How Do I Apply?

Download Admissions Application Packet
Submit Admissions Application Packet
Submit registration fee & Tuition Costs
Scholarship applications
are open for the school year.

Scholarship Information

• LiFT accepts the McKay, Gardiner, FTC, and HOPE Student Scholarships.
• A copy of your latest tax return and your W-2 form will be required.

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Joanne Gallagher
Guardian Angel Scholarship

LiFT families may also apply for the Joanne Gallagher Guardian Angel Scholarship and/or a limited scholarship from LiFT. Families applying for the Joanne Gallagher Guardian Angel Scholarship and/or LiFT scholarship must first go through the FACTS system.

Two or More Scholarship

LiFT families may also apply for the Two or More Scholarship offered by a wonder family who desires to assist families who have more than one child that would like to attend LiFT and need financial assistance. Families applying for the Two or More Scholarship must first go through the FACTS system.


All families must sign up online through the FACTS Tuition Management System for tuition payment options.

LiFT University Scholarship Information

LiFT accepts the McKay, Gardiner, FTC, and HOPE Student Scholarships. A copy of your latest tax return and your W-2 form will be required LiFT also offers two scholarship opportunities within our school, the Joanne Gallagher Guardian Angel Scholarship or LiFT Board Scholarship.

Joanne Gallagher Guardian Angel Scholarship

LiFT families may also apply for the Joanne Gallagher Guardian Angel Scholarship and/or a limited scholarship from LiFT. Families applying for the Joanne Gallagher Guardian Angel Scholarship and/or LiFT scholarship must first go through the FACTS system.

LiFT Board Scholarship Opportunities

LiFT offers limited scholarships to families in financial need. Families can go through the FACTS system to apply. A copy of your latest tax return and your W-2 form will be required.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs. Read more and download the application here: http://www.ndss.org/OTEF. For any questions regarding the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund, please either send an email to otef@ndss.org or call 1-800-221-4602.

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Income Based Scholarships

Florida Tax Credit (FTC) and Family Empowerment (FES)
• Offered by Step Up for Students
• Offered by AAA
*Please note, AAA charges an Enrollment fee
LiFT Board of Directors

Apply through FACTS Portal
Accepting applications now! Please ensure all documentation is included during the application. The Board of Directors meet in June 2020 to finalize scholarship recipients.
Are there any next steps after they apply? 
Disability Based Scholarships

Gardiner
• Offered by Step Up for Students
• Offered by AAA
*Please note, AAA charges an Enrollment fee
McKay
• Offered by Florida Department of Education
Bullied Students

Please know that you are not alone in this and we are here to help! Our staff is knowledgeable about the scholarship opportunities available and experienced in each application process. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you towards the best options for you and your family. Please call us at (727) 258-7659 or email us for more information.
Two or More Scholarship

Offered by a wonderful family who desires to assist families who have more than one child that would like to attend LiFT and need financial assistance. Families applying for the Two or More Scholarship must first apply through the FACTS system and submit a personal essay, which illustrates the Godly values your family or students possess in their lives.