Radford High School graduates offered free tuition to NRCC

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Radford High School seniors now have the chance to go to college tuition free.

The school system is partnering with New River Community College to offer free classes.

Students who have a 2.5 GPA or better and complete the Federal Application for Students Aid are eligible.

"They're going to hopefully, one day provide back to the city or county where they went to school. So we're hoping that will pay off for us and we want to give them the opportunity to reach their dreams," said Robert Graham, the Radford City Schools superintendent.

About 45 students can participate in the program and are required to take 12 to 15 credit hours.

Access to Community College Education was piloted in Giles County and is encouraging more students to go to college.