Admissions

How it Works

At Threshold Community Program, we evaluate each applicant and family comprehensively. The process will be slightly different for every family, but it will include, at a minimum, the following steps:

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Completion of an application and submission of relevant reports and evaluations.

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Individual interview with applicant and parents, including a 1-2 hour visit for the applicant with staff and other participants.

Our process helps us match your participant to the cohort that will best support their development.

While enrollment usually takes place before the beginning of the program year, an applicant may be admitted during the year if a vacancy exists.

Please reach out to admin@thresholdcommunity.org for a link to an online application.

To apply, please complete and submit a $250 application fee.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

Threshold Community Program admits applicants of any race, creed, national and ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender identity, and gender expression, to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded and made available to participants in the program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender identity, or gender expression in administration of its educational and program policies, admissions policies, or other organization-administered programs.

Pricing and Ways to Pay

For the full-time program, tuition ranges from $25,750-$33,500, depending on the specific cohort that is suitable for the applicant. The appropriate cohort is determined by the application interview.

Paying for Tuition at Threshold Community Program

We understand that the cost of tuition can be significant, especially considering being in this program for multiple years. Threshold Community Program already engages in a range of strategies to supplement tuition and reduce out-of-pocket costs. Tuition, donations, and other resources help TCP run efficiently and provide an exemplary program. As a nonprofit, TCP raises around $200,000 each year to bring our budget into balance in order to keep tuition costs from rising dramatically. Below, we have provided several ways that families can supplement full tuition.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program/SB10

The GSNS Program, also known as SB10, allows families with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to receive funds to assist with tuition at any SB10 approved program (including Threshold Community Program). The final amount of the award varies based on the specifics of the IEP and the funding level of the GSNS program each year. In recent years, TCP families who receive SB10 funds have been granted between $7000 and $10,000 annually. SB10 money is available to eligible participants who have not completed high school until they turn 21 years old.

Health Insurance Reimbursement

For a fee of $400 per year, Threshold Community Program is able to provide an itemized, insurance-ready “superbill” that lists an individual’s diagnosis, treatment code, dates of service, and credentials of the treating mental health professional. Typically, a significant part of any participant’s program would be potentially reimbursable by health insurance. If your health insurance has a mental health benefit, then you can use the superbill to seek reimbursement. As an example, if your insurance will cover once weekly individual counseling sessions and group counseling sessions at a 50% rate for out-of-network coverage, that could result in $3,000-5,000 of insurance reimbursement. (This is just an example, as the actual reimbursement is highly dependent on the specifics of your policy.)

Medicaid Waivers

Some families who have Medicaid eligibility (i.e., NOW/COMP waivers) and have approval to self-direct the funds may use this resource to pay for tuition. Although Threshold Community Program is not an approved Medicaid provider, several families have been able to self-direct their funds to pay for TCP.

Katie Beckett & Champions For Children

The Katie Beckett waiver is an option that allows for families to qualify for Medicaid, and Champions for Children is a program for participants under the age of 18 who have previously been denied a Katie Beckett waiver. These programs may pay for a range of related expenses.

Itemized Tax Deduction

The IRS allows you to deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income for the year. In some cases, TCP tuition may be a qualified medical expense. How much this can save you depends on your tax bracket and other factors, so please consult with a tax professional to understand how much benefit this could provide you.