ACCESS College Foundation was founded in 1988 to eliminate barriers to postsecondary education and increase college attainment for underrepresented and low-income students.

Over 30 years, ACCESS has helped more than 60,000 students from South Hampton Roads go to college, while leveraging $625 million in financial aid and scholarships to make their educational paths possible. The result?  Changed lives, changed families, changed communities. The guidance, mentoring and financial aid sown into these students has been paid back exponentially to Hampton Roads, as these graduates return to become the doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and innumerable other valuable roles our community is founded upon.



We provide educational pathways leading to certification or college degree attainment and
career opportunities for students, particularly those who may not otherwise have access.


We will give every desiring student the opportunity to enrich their lives
and our communities through training and education beyond high school.






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