Access Plus Program

NSU's Supported College Program for students with autism spectrum disorder provides services to academically capable students to support their academic achievement, to live independently, and to participate fully in campus life.

Applicants must meet NSU's admission requirements as determined by the program of application.

NSU receives grant from Autism Speaks

Nova Southeastern University and its Access Plus program, which provides intensive support to NSU college students with ASD, is proud to be one of the first recipients of Autism Speaks scholarship program. Access Plus was designed to fill the gap between the supports legally required through the Americans with Disabilities Act and the wide range of social-emotional-and behavioral supports required by some academically capable students with ASD. One of the barriers to enrollment at NSU has been the additional cost of the Access Plus program, and the scholarship pool provided by Autism Speaks will allow us to help support five students’ participation in the program.

The Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund selects eligible colleges, vocational/technical schools and transition programs in the United States to identify qualified students or clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and offer scholarship funds for these individuals to attend.

About Access Plus

For individuals who have disabilities that require accommodations, the NSU Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) evaluates current psychoeducational evaulations and medical reports to determine what accomodations students are eligible to receive.  In addition all NSU students have access to the Office of Academic Services’ tutoring services. Access Plus utilizes the services of the OSDS and provides a more comprehensive and higher level of programs and services for their students.

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Access Plus Cost

The fee for Access Plus is $8,000 per semester.  This is in addition to Nova Southeastern University’s tuition schedule for undergraduate programs.