NORFOLK-For more than two decades, ACCESS College Foundation has helped parents and students with planning for college, including learning how to apply for financial aid.

Tuesday night in Norfolk, leaders across Hampton Roads celebrated the group's 25 years of service. 13News Now's Sandra Parker was the emcee for the event at Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Officials say the foundation has helped more than 40,000 students who have received more than $375 million in financial aid and scholarships.

All of the help is free for public school students on Southside Hampton Roads.

Click here to learn more about the foundation.

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