Mission Statement

The ACCESS College Foundation will help students in the public schools of South Hampton Roads go to college:

  • by inspiring the hope that a college education is attainable;
  • by supporting them in achieving the requirements for college acceptance;
  • by guiding them through the college application process; and
  • by assisting them in gaining the funds to attend college.

Financial Assistance with College Applications and Tests – To overcome financial barriers for students whose families are not able to pay for college, ACCESS Advisors obtain fee waivers for SAT/ACT testing and college applications for qualifying students or ACCESS pays the fees for the SAT/ACT tests and college applications if necessary.

Financial Aid – Provide trained advisors for personal and confidential advising services to high school students and their families, supplementing the financial aid information provided by school guidance staffs and maximizing each student’s financial aid opportunities.
ACCESS “Last Dollar” Scholarships – Award need-based scholarships to high school students who are pursuing postsecondary education.

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