Earn a Certification with Assistance
Several options are available to help cover the costs of individual workforce training programs. There are multiple sources of financial assistance available depending on the income status and choice of the program of study, They include:
The FastForward program offers training certifications designed to meet the needs of employers in the region. Additionally, the FastForward program covers two-thirds of tuition for qualifying Virginia residents who complete their course. An income-based financial assistance offering called FANTIC may also be available to cover the remaining tuition after the FastForward award is applied.
Many students also qualify for further income-based assistance from FANTIC and the G3 Initiative. The G3 Initiative grant provides funds for “last dollar” scholarships for tuition, fees and books.