There are a number of resources available that can help reduce the cost of attending CIP, allowing your student with learning differences to have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for a happy and productive life.
Summer@CIP and Mploy Programs Tuition Credit
$2,000 of tuition paid for Summer@CIP or Mploy will be applied as a discount to full year tuition at CIP. When a student has enrolled and paid the fees for Summer@CIP or Mploy for more than one year and subsequently is enrolled in the CIP full year program, the student will receive a maximum credit of $4,000.
Full Year Program – If two or more siblings are enrolled in CIP’s full year program, each student is eligible for a $1,000 discount.
Two-Week Summer@CIP/Mploy Programs – Families with more than one student attending Summer@CIP or Mploy in the same year are eligible to receive a discount of $150 per student on tuition.
FACTS Tuition Management Payment Plan
This plan allows you to spread CIP payments equally in up to 8 monthly installments, without interest or finance charges. The monthly installment plan is available to all families, regardless of financial need. There is an annual fee of $45 due to FACTS Tuition Management at the time of enrollment.
FACTS Tuition Management
Call: (866) 412-4637
Karen Thomas Scholarship
College Internship Program is grateful to Karen Thomas, who committed a decade of dedicated service to the Bloomington Center as its Program Director. Her values and beliefs on student growth, community integration, and person-centered learning have contributed to the CIP program’s overall effectiveness. In appreciation of her dedicated service, CIP has instituted the Karen Thomas Scholarship Fund which awards up to a total of $10,000 to eligible CIP Bloomington students.
To apply for a scholarship from this Fund, you must be currently enrolled or currently accepted to a full-year program at a Core or higher level at CIP Bloomington. Any scholarship provided will be applied towards tuition at CIP Bloomington.
Some program costs may be fully or partially defrayed through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Vocational Rehabilitation or school district funding for which some students may be eligible. We encourage students to apply for these prior to admission. Some school districts provide transitional funding for students to attend programs like CIP.
Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)
Tuition and living expenses for CIP’s full year and summer programs may be eligible for reimbursement in a flexible spending arrangement (FSA) account. A health flexible spending arrangement allows employees to be reimbursed for medical expenses. Qualified medical expenses are those specified in the FSA plan that would generally qualify for the medical and dental expense deduction. These include Special Education, and is described in IRS publication 502. You can include in medical expenses the cost (tuition, meals and lodging) of attending a school that furnishes special education to help a child to overcome learning disabilities. A doctor must recommend that the child attend the school. Overcoming a learning disability must be a principal reason for attending the school, and any ordinary education received must be incidental to the special education provided.
The following scholarship opportunities are provided as possible outside financial resources and not affiliated with CIP.