Access to Community College Education (ACCE)

  • State: Virginia
  • Coverage: City of Radford, Floyd County, Giles County, Montgomery County (available Jan. 2018)
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2017
  • Funding Source: public-private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: four semesters

School(s): Access to Community College Education

A public/private partnership in Virginia is making a promise that students from the surrounding counties of New River Community College (NRCC) can go to school debt-free. The economic development program, Access to Community College Education (ACCE), allows local high school graduates to attend NRCC tuition-free for two years. To qualify for ACCE, students must first complete the FAFSA and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Once in the program, students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and complete a College Success Skills course in their first semester. The above information is taken from the program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    782 New River Road Northwest, Christiansburg, VA 24073, USA
  • Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (540) 674-3600

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