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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 400% or below that of the national federal poverty level. Determined by the 2021 HUD Guidelines for Virginia:

Persons in
Poverty Guideline 400 Percent of Poverty
(Poverty Guidelines x 4)
1 12,760 $51,040
2 17,240 $68,960
3 21,720 $86,880
4 26,200 $104,800
5 30,680 $122,720
6 35,160 $140,640
7 39,640 $158,560
8 44,120 $176,480


For more information

For full criteria, contact a Career Navigator:

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