Thank you for your interest in attending a Virginia Western Community College School of Career and Corporate Training program/class. There is funding assistance available to reduce the cost of many of our programs through grants and scholarships. Not all programs/classes are approved for all of the following. Also, not all of the funds are managed by VWCC so the following list is meant to assist you in obtaining the most assistance possible to ensure your success. You may qualify for multiple forms of funding assistance!
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Financial Assistance Programs
Short-term credential programs are now eligible for tuition assistance through FANTIC. The income guidelines allow more students to apply for and receive assistance with the costs of obtaining in-demand industry credentials.
Virginia created FastForward, a grant that will pay tuition to help Virginians and boost the economy. Through training and testing, you can earn industry-recognized credentials in a variety of fields including: healthcare, logistics, skilled trades, IT, and education.
How about getting retrained in a 6 to 12 week credential program for an in-demand job in a high-growth sector? If you are willing to take the challenge, you could get a new job in technology, healthcare or skilled trades. All eligible applicants will receive a one-time $1,000 Credential Achievement Award upon completion of their course as well as access to skill-based workshops and career resources.
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and various initiatives currently being deployed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, we are in a very unique and historic position to offer free funding to students beyond the typical grants, scholarships and other financial aid. This is free money to pay for college. It’s not a loan, and doesn’t have to be paid back. These initiatives are meant to strengthen Virginia’s workforce in key areas while offering the means to Virginia residents who wish to straighten their career paths, bolster their skills, or increase their earning potential.
Get skilled, get a job, and get ahead with G3. Governor Ralph Northam and his office recently launched the G3 program, which made college education and workplace training easily attainable for more Virginians throughout the Commonwealth. The typical cost of tuition for a full-time student at Virginia’s community colleges is $4,650 per year. But through the G3 program, and with additional financial aid, that cost could be brought down to $0 out of pocket for students. The G3 program provides financial assistance for in-demand careers in Virginia such as I.T., Public Safety, Healthcare, Skilled Trades, Construction, and Manufacturing, and Early Childhood Education. If you live in Virginia, qualify for state financial aid, and have a household income that’s less than $100,000, you can get skilled, get a job, and get ahead with G3. Learn more about the G3 program and enroll today by visiting VirginiaG3.com.
There are several scholarships available that can be used in combination with these other grants if additional assistance is needed.
School of Career & Corporate Training Partners
Virginia Career Works manages several federal grants under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for youth, adults, and dislocated workers. 540-613-8220