Parents and students interested in learning more about Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) are invited to attend any of the public information sessions planned in October through January 2019. The 2019 CCAP application period opens Oct. 1, 2018, and closes Feb. 1, 2019.

Administrators from the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation and Office of Financial Aid will be on hand to answer questions about CCAP, which provides up to three years of tuition for Roanoke Valley high school graduates who meet program requirements.

The following meetings will be held in the Fralin Center for Health Professions’ Multipurpose Meeting Room 208/210 on the campus of Virginia Western, 3095 Colonial Ave., in Roanoke. (For a map and parking information, see

CCAP Informational Session Dates:

  • Oct. 9, 2018 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 13, 2018 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 6, 2018 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Jan. 17, 2018 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.

On October 29, 2018, CCAP representatives also will be present at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenfield Education & Training Center in Botetourt County.

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with Virginia Western Community College, raises support for CCAP through a public/private funding partnership. Since 2008, more than 2,500 Roanoke Valley students have participated in the program.

For more information about CCAP, see or contact Carolyn Payne, CCAP Coordinator: (540) 857-7544 or

Supporting CCAP’s Future:

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation has embarked on a fundraising campaign to support the evolution of its transformative Community College Access Program.  Program enhancements include part-time eligibility, three years for completion, and the inclusion of the acquisition of industry recognized certificates and credentials.

For more information about how you can join the localities, businesses, foundations, alumni, parents and friends that make college possible, contact Amanda Mansfield, Philanthropy Director: (540) 857-6962,