The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund provides funds in Aid Year 2020-2021 to support last-dollar scholarships for displaced adults who enroll in stackable credential programs that lead to jobs in targeted industry sectors. Eligible programs can be found at: https://www.virginiawestern.edu/freecollege
Before the Financial Aid Office can review the information on this form, you must have:
- filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov
- submitted all requested items
To be eligible for a GEER scholarship, you must be a dislocated worker who is enrolled in an eligible stackable credential program for six or more credits per term, eligible for Title IV (federal) aid, domiciled in Virginia, and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 12,000 or less as calculated by the FAFSA.
GEER funds can cover charges up to tuition, fees, and a book allowance that have not been covered by other aid designated for tuition, fees, and/or books.