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Financial Assistance for Non-Credit Training Resulting in Industry Credentials (FANTIC)

Fantastic Opportunities Made Possible with FANTIC

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.

All FastForward approved programs are eligible for FANTIC. For a full list, go here.

Income Guidelines

Applicants must qualify for FastForward and demonstrate that their household adjusted gross income is 200% or below that of the national federal poverty level. Determined by the 2021 HUD Guidelines for Virginia:

Persons in Family/HouseholdPoverty GuidelinesFANTIC
200% of Poverty
(Poverty Guideline x 2)
FANTIC
300% of Poverty
(Poverty Guideline x 3)
FANTIC
400% of Poverty
(Poverty Guidelines x 4)
1$12,880$25,760$38,640$51,520
2$17,420$34,840$52,260$69,680
3$21,960$43,920$65,880$87,840
4$26,500$53,000$79,500$106,000
5$31,040$62,080$93,120$124,160
6$35,580$71,160$106,740$142,320
7$40,120$80,240$120,360$160,480
8$44,660$89,320$133,980$178,640

For more information

For full criteria, contact a Career Navigator: careernavigators@virginiawestern.edu

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