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FAQs

Why do tuition and fees cost more than regular university tuition?

The ACCESS Program is a business model program and receives no outside funding. Typically students enrolled in our program require assistance and therefore we hire staff to meet the needs of our students.

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Can a student come if they are still enrolled in high school?

No, students must have verification that they have exited high school with either a certificate of completion, occupational diploma, or graduated with a regular high school diploma.

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What reading and math levels should my child be at to be applicable for the ACCESS Program?

Students should have functional reading and math skills.

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Is it possible for my child to earn a college degree?

The ACCESS Program accepts student who generally do not meet standard admission requirements to MSU; however, some students are eligible to obtain a bachelor’s degree and may choose to utilize the ACCESS Program as a support system.

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Will my child be safe living on-campus?

While the ACCESS Program offers a large support staff to include roles which assist in the classroom, employment settings, and residential units as well as volunteers, there will be times when students are unsupervised on campus and in their housing units. Therefore, a basic level of independence, self-sufficiency, understanding of personal safety and openness to learning is expected for a student to be admissible into the ACCESS Program.

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Do ACCESS students live in designated dorms?

ACCESS students are assigned to the same residence hall, but live among “traditional” university students.

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Can ACCESS students live at home and attend as a day student only?

No, at this time we believe our students receive the most appropriate experience in a natural setting.

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Is it guaranteed that a student will have a paid job in their Junior and Senior year?

There are no guarantees, but the ultimate goal is to find payable employment by their Junior and Senior years. Students will be assigned to some unpaid internships so that they can explore their interests, identify their strengths, and build their resumes.

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Can a student begin classes in January?

No, we prefer to admit students for the fall semester beginning in August.

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