The commonwealth offers a variety of financial aid opportunities for Virginia students.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides a table of available financial aid programs, the Scholarships & Grants Quicklist, as well as financial aid links. Please note that financial aid comes from many different sources (Federal, State, Institution, and Private) and, in most cases, requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For a list of Virginia's colleges and universities, please visit the link here.
Other Resources and Tools for Students and Prospective Students
Virginia’s community colleges offer students more than the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate. They can also provide a gateway to the Commonwealth’s four-year colleges and universities.
Through system-wide agreements, students who graduate from one of Virginia's 23 community colleges with an associate's degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain guaranteed admission to more than 20 of the commonwealth's colleges and universities.
In addition, individual colleges have even more transfer agreements to choose from, so check with your college guidance office, or visit the Virginia Education Wizard.
It’s not easy to save money in college. Between tuition, fees, and school supplies, student pockets pretty much empty themselves. Fortunately, financial aid is available to those willing to look for it.
The Virginia Education Wizard was created to help students, veterans, and members of the workforce understand more about themselves and to find out how to achieve one’s goals. Through career assessments, college and career advice, and tools to help plan each step of the way, the Wizard helps guide individuals throughout the process.
Elevate Virginia is a public-private partnership that manifests itself in a network of high quality, agile, and responsive workforce development programs. These programs deliver education, training, and business services in every region of the Commonwealth – strengthening current and future workers of all ages and connecting businesses to the people they need for the jobs they have now and those they will have in the future.
Based on a collaborative approach to delivering tailored workforce development solutions, Elevate Virginia focuses state and local leadership on regional labor demands and then engages the training capacity of school divisions, community colleges, workforce investment boards (WIBS), the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC),one stop career centers, job developers, career coaches, community based organizations, and a broad spectrum of supportive services to get Virginia’s citizens prepared for high-skilled, high-wage jobs.