Tuition & Scholarship

A closer look at tuition, what it covers and how to apply for financial assistance.

Skills that last a lifetime.

Annual Transition Academy tuition includes the apartment lease, utilities and instruction, and employment and clinical services. During both years, participants live at First Place–Phoenix in one of four four-bedroom suites as they progress to more independent living.

With insurance.
Tax not included.
With insurance.
Tax not included.

What's included:

  • 4-bedroom shared apartment
  • Fully furnished
  • Private bedroom
  • Learn4Independence® courses
  • Employment readiness
  • Appliances & utilities
  • Clinical services

*Insurance funding is subject to ongoing re-authorization and is not guaranteed. In the event of a lapse in funding, the student and student’s guarantor will be responsible for the full annual tuition of $86,700 or $7,910/month.

“The Transition Academy has helped me become more independent in my daily life. I used to get rides from my parents. Now I can get around on my own. One of my personal goals is to have a place of my own and get a job. I've been practicing interview questions a lot. I might have an interview coming soon!”
Will, Transition Academy Graduate

Baylee Barradas Scholarship Fund

To honor Baylee’s life and enduring spirit, First Place AZ has established the Baylee Barradas Scholarship Fund.

Baylee was one of the first Transition Academy students. She filled our world with music, smiles, animated conversations and a fervent desire to live more independently. Baylee was a trusted and thoughtful friend and neighbor to many, often inviting others to join her for live music or to prepare and enjoy community meals—along with many celebrations.

Guided by Baylee’s big-heartedness and the cheerleader rooted in her DNA, this scholarship offers others the chance to succeed.