ACCE is an economic development public/private partnership that makes college available debt-free to
high school and home-schooled graduates by funding NRCC tuition for two years.
ACCE will support the youth of participating counties by making college within reach.
With the support of ACCE, students will graduate from NRCC prepared to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year university without college debt.
ACCE supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program.
Failure to meet these deadlines could result in the loss of your ACCE funding.
|October 1, 2021||FAFSA Application Opens - fafsa.gov
ACCE Application Opens - nr.edu/acce
If not a Dual Enrollment Student, Complete the NRCC Application – nr.edu/admissions (the NRCC application establishes your NRCC email account – check it daily).
|TBA - Fall||Attend, with guardian, a Financial Aid Workshop at your high school.|
|TBA - Fall||Attend, with guardian, ACCE informational session at your high school. Will be coordinated through Career Coach.|
|February 1, 2022||FAFSA Deadline for ACCE Applicants (NRCC code MUST be listed (financial aid information is only communicated through the NRCC student message center in SIS. Please contact your High School Career Coach or our help desk if you need assistance accessing your NRCC account). ACCE Application Closes.|
|March 15||FAFSA To-Do List Deadline for ACCE Applicants (All items must be completed and received by NRCC). Proof of Residency (coordinated by locality).|
|April 1||ACCE Award Notifications sent via the emails provided.|
|April 10||ACCE Student Acceptance Deadline - Only respond to one email.|
|Mid-May||Community Service Meetings at each high school - Community Service must be Served at a nonprofit approved location as assigned by the locality's ACCE community service coordinator.|
|June 1||ACCE Students must be enrolled in classes in order to receive ACCE funding. *All communication will be done through NRCC email from this date forward.*|
|June 15||Submit final high school transcripts to NRCC's Financial Aid Office.|
|Mid-August||Deadline to complete minimum of 40 hours of community service.
It is HIGHLY recommended students complete 80 hours prior to mid-August; however, 40 is the minimum requirement. It will be much easier for students to complete 80 hours during the summer versus completing hours while enrolled in courses at NRCC. *Giles County students are expected to complete 100 hours annually, 50 hours each semester.
|Mid-December||Deadline to complete second minimum of 40 hours of community service. *Giles County 50 hours.|