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Course Plan & Tuition

LIFE students audit college-level courses in their chosen area of interest. As a UL LIFE student, the student will enroll in a UNIV 100 course with all UL Lafayette first-time freshman. Beginning the second semester, UL LIFE devotes more time to developing an area of interest based on LIFE student’s career goals to audit university courses of their choosing. LIFE students also take two LIFE courses taught by UL LIFE Staff in all four areas of our program.

Like any other college student, LIFE students' class times vary based on selected coursework. LIFE students are full-time university students and audit between 12-15 hours per semester, meaning 4-5 classes. Along with university and LIFE courses, students also participate and are scheduled for LIFE sessions such as LIFE Skills Lab, Social Skills, and Sex Education.

At program completion, LIFE students receive a Certificate of Achievement from the UL Lafayette College of Education and Human Development for completing their individualized goals and required hours.

Course Plan

Students audit at least one university course and two UL LIFE courses each semester. The topics taught by LIFE staff are listed below:

Basic Program (Year 1 & Year 2)

• Functional Academic Writing
• Career Readiness
• Personal Finance
• Independent Living
• Reading for a Purpose
• Successful Employment
• Time & Schedule Management
• Communication Skills

Advanced Program (Year 3 & Year 4)

• Money Management
• Career Writing
• Using Media for a Purpose
• Social Skills Development
• Self-Advocacy
• Appropriate Job Etiquette
• Vocational Readiness


UL LIFE Students pay the same tuition and fees as all UL Lafayette students. Tuition and fees are determined by the university on a year-by-year basis. Tuition is generated on the number of hours students audit each semester. UL LIFE students audit at least 12 hours each semester.

Learn more about the University’s Tuition and Fees.

Federal Financial Assistance

UL LIFE is a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) recognized by the U.S Department of Education. Limited federal financial assistance, including PEL Grants, are available to UL LIFE students. For more information please visit Federal Student Aid.


Interested in applying for a scholarship? You have the opportunity to apply for several scholarships: