How do I apply to Access Plus?
What are the criteria for acceptance to Access Plus?
Applicants have to meet NSU’s admission requirements as determined by the program of application.
An admissions team for the Access Plus program will review each student application to make decisions about which students will have a high likelihood of being successful at NSU through the Access Plus program.
What is the cost of Access Plus?
The fee for Access Plus is $9,090 per semester. This is in addition to Nova Southeastern University’s tuition schedule for undergraduate programs.
Is an interview necessary for acceptance into Access Plus?
Yes. As Access Plus is a highly personalized program, an in-person, on-campus interview is required. Through this interview, students and families can tour NSU and learn about the academic programs offered on campus. Most importantly, the interview will help determine if this is the right program for the student.
Are there any sources for financial assistance?
There are a number of funding streams available for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Vocational Rehabilitation, Medicaid Waiver, financial aid loans, and private scholarships. Funding through Medicaid Waiver varies from state to state, please check with your local Medicaid office. Pell Grants and Perkins and Stafford Loans may also be used to pay these fees. Private scholarships available to students with HFA and AD include: the CVS All Kids Can Scholars Program, the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program, and the Jan LaBelle Scholarship Program. The Access Plus staff will assist students in resource and referral to access these funding opportunities.
If I am accepted to the Access Plus program, does it mean that I am automatically accepted into Nova Southeastern University?
No, applicants for the Access Plus program must first apply to Nova Southeastern University. Upon acceptance in an NSU academic program, applicants may then apply to the Access Plus program. Applicants must meet the NSU's admission requirements as determined by the program of application.
How can I get additional information about Access Plus?
Contact the Access Plus office via our web form or call us at (954) 262-7168.