Kalamazoo Valley Accelerated Associate Program

Kalamazoo Valley Accelerated Associate Program

WHAT IS KVAAP?

Students may now enroll in the Kalamazoo Valley Accelerated Associate Program (KVAAP). This new initiative covers the cost of tuition, fees and books for participants and is meant to help ensure that students can attend school full-time and can complete their associate degrees. In addition to financial assistance, students benefit from advising and educational pathway guidance.

Louis Thomas is Kalamazoo Valley’s KVAAP director. Through his office at Anna Whitten Hall, students can access personalized support and career development services.

To participate in KVAAP, students should:

STEP 1: Apply to Kalamazoo Valley Community College, www.kvcc.edu/apply.
STEP 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application each year to remain eligible or are Promise eligible, www.fafsa.ed.gov.
STEP 3: Accept your offer of admission to Kalamazoo Valley Community College and complete all admission requirements, including the Assessment Tests, if necessary.
STEP 4: Contact the KVAAP Admissions office at Anna Whitten Hall for next steps.

WHAT CAN KVAAP DO FOR YOU?

We can help you increase your chance of success by working with you to achieve your educational goals including:

  • College degree
  • Career training
  • Transfer to a four-year university

We offer academic and student support services including counseling, career advising and tutoring. This program is free to in-district* Kalamazoo Valley students who can demonstrate financial need.

*In-district: residing in Kalamazoo County or Mattawan

We can cover all of your expenses with:

  • Tuition gap waivers
  • Book vouchers

WHAT CAN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE DO FOR YOU?

Students who complete their associate degree or certificate can expect to earn about $400,000 more in a lifetime than a high school graduate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

THAT’S NOT ALL...

Students who earn an associate before transferring to a four-year school earn an average of $50,000 MORE over 20 years.*
*CCRC Community College Research Center: The Medium-Term Labor Market Returns to Community College Awards: Evidence From North Carolina (A CAPSEE Working Paper)

Don’t waste any more time. Get started now. Contact Louis Thomas in the KVAAP office at Anna Whitten Hall on the downtown Arcadia Commons Campus.

Louis Thomas
Director, KVAAP
Anna Whitten Hall

269.373.7946