EDGE at Union University

The EDGE Program at Union University is a two-year certification program for students ages 18-26 who have completed high school and who have a documented intellectual and/or developmental disability. The Union EDGE Program is a residential or non-residential program designed to aid in career development skills and employment skills. Students will audit college courses, participate in life skills classes, work in on-campus and off-campus internships, and experience the full range of college life. It also is a comprehensive transition and postsecondary (CTP) program, which means students may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs.

PROGRAM FEATURES 
Program websiteuu.edu/EDGE
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Program length2 years
Year program started2015
Housing offeredYes
Students participate in internships and other career development opportunitiesYes
Provides access to typical college courses2 per semester
Offers courses just for students in the program2 per semester
Program engages peer mentorsYes
Certified Comprehensive Transition ProgramYes