OUR HISTORY

GILES ACCE PROGRAM

Giles County is the first locality in the New River Valley to participate in the “Access to Community College Education” initiative. ACCE is a public/private partnership that makes college available tuition-free to resident graduates from Giles County by covering the cost of tuition for two years at New River Community College.

ACCE supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. With your support, students will graduate from NRCC prepared to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year university without college debt.

The successful program has garnered national attention for Giles County and has allowed over 364 students to further their education at New River Community College.

Chris McKlarney

Chris McKlarney

GILES CO. ADMINISTRATOR

Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins

PROJECT MANAGER

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All proceeds support the Access to Community College

Because of your generosity, ACCE students have not been burdened with the reality of tuition debt hanging over their heads. Since 2016, the Giles County ACCE program has provided tuition-free education to almost 400 Giles County students. Students are required to provide 100 hours of community service annually, maintain a 2.5 GPA, pass every class, and complete their area of study. Those not meeting the requirements are required to repay their scholarships in full.

Education (ACCE) Program in Giles County, a County and New River Community College partnership. Giles County is the first locality in the New River Valley to participate in the “Access to Community College Education” initiative.

 

ACCE is a public/private partnership that makes college available tuition-free to graduates from Giles County by covering the cost of tuition for two years at New River Community College. ACCE supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. With your support, students will graduate from NRCC prepared to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year university without college debt.

  • HighSchool/Private School/Home School students who graduate with a 2.5 GPA qualify.
  • Students must first apply for financial aid (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to participate.
  • The program supports as many eligible students as possible based on financial need and funds available.
  • Students will be required to attend an ACCE informational session.
  • Student must maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credits in fall/spring semesters.
  • Funds will not support more than 15 credits in fall/spring semesters.
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA at NRCC.
  • Students must pay for their own textbooks.
  • Students must enroll in a degree or certificate program that meets federal financial aid requirements.
  • Students must take a college success skills course during their first semester enrolled at NRCC.
  • Students may not take online courses during the first semester, except “College Success Skills.”
  • It is strongly recommended that students do not work the first semester to ensure greater academic success.
  • Students are required to participate in one Giles County community service project each semester.
  • Your support secures future classes of ACCE students live their dream of continuing their education.

Costs for Giles ACCE Student to attend NRCC: 

  • The cost of a 3-credit course per semester is:                    $438.48
  • The cost of a 4-credit course per semester is:                    $644.64
  • The cost to fund an ACCE student for one semester:        $2,417.40
  • The cost to fund an ACCE student for one year:                 $4,834.80
  • The cost to fund an ACCE student for two years:               $9,669.60

 

New River Community CollegeContact Info:

Angela Covey, Executive Director
NRCC Educational Foundation
5251 College Drive,
Dublin, VA 24084
540-674-3655
acovey@nr.edu