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.



To provide students, who may not have the opportunity, the path to attend and complete college.


We will give every desiring student, from middle school through college,
the opportunity to optimize their lives and enrich the Hampton Roads community by creating
a strong workforce and engaged citizens through higher education.






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