What is ACCESS?

ACCESS is a commitment. It is Appalachian State University's commitment to making higher education affordable
for North Carolina students. This scholarship program gives qualifying students the opportunity to attend Appalachian and graduate debt-free. 

Launched in 2007, ACCESS has served over 500 undergraduates. With the help of grants, scholarships, and a work-study job, recipients can attend the university without student loans.

ACCESS offers academic and personal support to help ACCESS Scholars be successful and graduate on time.

To apply, please visit our Eligibility and Application page for more information. Do not hesitate to Contact ACCESS Staff with questions!