Community College Tuition Grant Program

Virginia's Community Colleges

This program provides tuition and fees at any Virginia community college for high school graduates or general education development (GED) completers in foster care, in the custody of a social services agency, or considered a special needs adoption. To qualify, applicants must be certified to be in foster care, in the custody of a social service agency, a special needs adoption at the time they received their high school diploma or GED, or have been formerly in foster care when turning 18 and subsequently earned a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must enroll in and maintain at least half-time enrollment (minimum six credits) in an eligible academic program of at least one academic year in length; be a bona-fide resident of Virginia; meet satisfactory academic standards of the college for federal student financial aid programs; have not been previously enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution for more than five years and do not have a bachelor's degree; and demonstrate financial need.

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Deadline Rolling Deadline
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Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Age18
Enrollment Levels
Financial Need Required