Frequently asked questions
Do I have to stay in Pacia Life Housing?
No, some students have their own housing on college campuses or the like. However, regardless of where you live, full participation is a requirement.
Pacia LIfe does provide housing for young adults due to the fact that most young adults are from out of state or other countries.
Pacia Life does not reduce tuition in first six (6) months if a student lives somewhere else.
Please call us to review!
What if my “dreams” include things like international service, a GAP year, or starting my own business?
We love to do business coaching and assist those seeking to start their own businesses, international cultural immersion experiences, career-based apprenticeships, investments, crowdfunding, marketing strategies, finances, taxes, etc.
For those who wish to incorporate an international GAP experience into their goals, Pacia Life has programs that include a multitude of countries including Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, various countries in Africa, Nepal, Europe, New Zealand and some unique places closer to home like Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Indian Reservations.
What is the average length of stay?
The average length of stay is largely dependent upon the specific goals and which one of the five tracks that the Life Coaching student is pursuing. We can answer this question more fully after the Life Coaching student interviews have taken place in the admission process. Using the Tatori method of strength based personal empowerment, we assist our students in not only achieving self-reliance – we also assist them in learning to thrive in life.
Depending upon individualized goals and which of the five tracks a student is signed up for will determine the needed length of time. For example, a student who is in a college or entrepreneurial track may take longer than a student who is on a financial independence track.
Unless pre-arrangements have been made and agreed to in advance, each student is expected to commit to at least 90 days.
Pacia life is based on the premise that peace comes into our lives when self-reliance and independent living becomes sustainable within a chosen life map. In order to reach “sustainable self-reliance,” it is essential that each young adult not only learns tangible daily habits but that certain thinking patterns and paradigms must also shift. Whatever your past situation may have been, we focus on learning from the past, loving our present life and building a sustainable future with real results. Real results do take time – the length of time it takes is completely up to how hard you work and how focused you stay every day.
If a young adult is of legal age, can they have E-Cigs, tobacco, alcohol or legalized marijuana in Pacia Life Housing?
Pacia Life Housing (PLH) are always considered dry or sober living housing. No exceptions.
Do you drug test while living in Pacia Life Housing?
YES! We do drug testing for a number of reasons. We have learned that in order to benefit from the Tatori Life Coaching Method that anything that can cause impairment have no place.
Also, Pacia networks with international GAP partners, apprenticeships, internships, etc. in the local communities, colleges, with landlords, etc and has a reputation of having quality Life Coaching students who have been screened, and are ready to work.
Students that are living in their own housing and/or producing measurable results are not likely to be drug tested as their is no longer a purpose or need.
Can I have a pet, emotional support animal or service animal?
Service animals are always allowed for specific disabilities. And, arrangements for housing will always made for those who are in need of handicap services.
Each location is different regarding pet policies, landlords, accessibility, etc. So, please call to reivew.
Salt Lake City is the only location currently that has a emotional support training program.
Emotional Support Animals and the American Disabilities Act: While the American Disabilities Act allows emotional support animals, it does not remove the responsibilitiy of damages or health concerns to property and other people. Please remember that while someone does have a right to have an emotional support animal, room mates with allergies to a dog or other animal also have rights.
For this reason, a student just showing up with an animal without going through the right process will likely be asked to leave Pacia Life Housing.
Plese note: Pacia Life Housing and being a student in Pacia Life are two seperate things.
What would get me expelled from Pacia Life?
1. If a student needs a clinical higher level of care.
2. If a student's behavior is negatively impacting other students and needs a higher level of care.
3. Trouble with the law will be reviewed.
4. Self-care and safety for self, property, or for others in the community will result in a higher level of care.
5. Parental support is not strong enough for the process or parents withheld or lied in the admission process in order to get their student admitted.
Since 2013 to June of 2020, 6 students have been moved to a higher level of care and returned to Pacia Life after getting additional short term help. Three (3) or .001 students from all locations have been moved to a higher level of care and have not returned. As of June 30, 2020, no student has reached a point of behavioral mis-conduct to be expelled from Pacia Life and sent home.
Can I have my own car while living in Pacia Life Housing?
That depends on the location. Please call us to review.
In some locations where a car is allowed, it is typically not allowed for the first 90 days and other specific goals are worked out in your Tatori, finanical coaching and partnership with your investors/parents.
Pacia Life does have a strict policiy about no student can drive another student at anytime. There are liabilities and other goals that prohibite this. Violation of this rule will result in car keys and car being removed until integrity and trust can be re-established.
You can have other non-Pacia Life students (friends) in your vehicle with no problem.
Any extra parking fee's or cost related to having a vehicle are the responsibility of the student.
COVID UPDATE POLICY
UPDATED FOR 2020-2021 (COVID SAFETY)
A visitor/guest is defined as any individual who has not been granted contractual access to a space.
This includes but is not limited to PLH residents from other buildings, friends and family members. For the 2020-2021 year, only Pacia Life Coaches and assigned residence are allowed in any apartment or housing.
Pacia Life Coaches are available to help students find common areas to meet, ideas of places to go in the city to socialize, date, etc. while following safety protocoles from the CDC.
Overnight Guests – No overnight guest will be allowed for the 2020-2021 academic year. Reevaluation may take place in January 2022.