ROANOKE, Va.—It's a common problem many parents face: You want to send your child to college but simply can't afford it.
Virginia Western Community College is making it possible through the program CCAP.
The Community College Access Program allows graduating seniors to attend Virginia Western free for up to two years.
Currently, the program serves students in Salem, Franklin County and Roanoke City.
CCAP supports as many students as possible based on student eligibility, financial need and funds available.
If you'd like to help the cause, Kroger, Advance Auto Parts and Stop-In Food Stores are accepting donations.
The Virginia Western Educational Foundation is in the midst of a $7 million College Access Campaign to fund CCAP for Virginia Western’s entire service region for five years.
Student need is determined by using the student financial aid process and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
CCAP benefits the most financially limited students not receiving financial aid until funding is exhausted for the year.
For more information including eligibility requirements www.virginiawestern.edu/ccap