CCAP is a program that makes college available tuition-free to 2016 graduates of public high schools in the localities of Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem. It covers the cost of tuition for two years at Virginia Western Community College if a qualified student does not have sufficient financial aid. CCAP supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program.
To be eligible for consideration for CCAP, you must:
Currently, because each locality funds CCAP for its students, only homeschooled students who have resided in Franklin County (during the time comparable to a student's junior and senior years of high school) may apply for CCAP.
There are several criteria that students must continue to meet to remain eligible for participation in the program:
Students who do not maintain the above cumulative GPA at the end of any semester will not be eligible to receive CCAP funds during any subsequent semester.
PLEASE NOTE: CCAP will pay for up to two (8) developmental credits (if needed), during the first year of the program.
No, CCAP acceptance is dependent on two things:
The Educational Foundation makes every attempt to notify students with a conditional acceptance letter by May 1st each year. Students who have been conditionally accepted must attend a mandatory acceptance meeting with their parent or guardian in mid-May 2016. The dates of the mandatory acceptance meetings are announced in January when the application is made available. At the mandatory meeting students will sign an agreement with the Educational Foundation regarding their participation in CCAP.
If you do not fulfill the requirements of the CCAP as detailed by the agreement that you have signed with the Educational Foundation you will no longer be eligible for CCAP in future semesters.
Yes, a CCAP student may take online courses as needed. Though studies have shown that student success with online courses is less than courses taken in the classroom, it is the responsibility of the student to select the course delivery that is best suited to his/her learning style and program requirements.
Yes, if you do not have sufficient financial aid to pay for tuition for up to six (6) credits in summer and if CCAP funds are available. CCAP students may enroll in six (6) credits during the summer semester following the first year of successfully CCAP participation. You must inform the program of your intention to enroll in summer classes on the 2nd Year CCAP Application provided in January each year to qualifying 1st Year CCAP students. CCAP will not pay for any developmental course credits during the summer semester.
Yes, you may participate in CCAP! The Community College Access Program covers tuition for up to and including 15 credits, either through the financial aid process or, if financial aid does not cover your tuition, through CCAP funding. Participants receiving full financial aid are required to meet all CCAP deadlines and requirements to maintain eligibility for the program in future semesters. It is also important to remain in the CCAP program because your financial situation may change from year to year.
It is imperative that you inform the Educational Foundation of any change to your physical address, email address, telephone, or other important contact information. To update your information please contact us.
The CCAP Community Service Learning Project for 2016-2017 will be a 4 hour project each semester of the CCAP student’s choice, approved by staff prior to the date of service.
No. Students who are awarded CCAP funding will have their award placed on their student account prior to the start of fall semester classes. When you enroll in classes, a balance due is created on your account for the tuition for those courses. The balance due remains on your account until which time the college processes financial aid, loans, CCAP awards and scholarships to pay tuition bills each semester.
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