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G3 – Get a Skill, Get a Job, Get Ahead

Do you qualify for free tuition?

Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead (G3) grant can help or fully cover tuition and fees along with a book allowance.*

*Books cannot exceed $500 per term for full-time attendance and will be prorated to $375 for three-quarter time and $250 for half-time.

G3 eligible Programs of Study

Program Code

Program Name

CIP

AAS

146

EMS - Paramedic

51.0904

146-01

EMS - Fire Science

43.0203

151

Medical Laboratory Technology   

51.1004

172

Radiologic Technology    

51.0911

181

Respiratory Therapy Technology   

51.0908

299

Information Systems Technology   

11.0101

400

Administration of Justice   

43.0103

427

Fire Science Technology

43.0203

636 Early Childhood Development

19.0709

731

Computer & Elec Tech-Comp Net 

15.0303

736

Mechatronics    

15.0613

737

Nuclear Technology    

15.1401

737-01 Nuclear Technology - Mechatronics

15.1401

968

Engineering Technology    

15.0000

CERT

634

Early Childhood Development

19.0709

903 HVAC

47.0201

942 Electrical Technology

46.0302

959

Machine Shop   

48.0599

995

Welding Technology

48.0508

CSC

221-146-02

EMT Plus

51.0904

221-146-08 EMT Advanced

510904

221-152-02

Medical Coding   

51.1599

221-190-00

Pre-Allied Health

51.0999

221-299-16

Information Systems Technology Fundamentals

11.0101

221-299-17

Information Systems Technology Plus  

11.0101

221-400-46 Criminal Justice Plus

43.0103

221-400-47 Criminal Justice Advanced

43.0103

221-636-04 Early Childhood Development

19.0709

221-732-00

Cyber Security Fundamentals  

15.0303

221-732-09

Cyber Security   

15.0303

221-736-01

Mechatronics    

15.0613

221-736-03

Mechatronics Plus

15.0613

221-903-07 HVAC Fundamentals

47.0201

221-903-10

Heating Ventilation & Air Cond (HVAC)

47.0201

221-942-01

Electrical Technology Fundamentals

46.0302

221-942-02

Electrical Technology Plus

46.0302

221-952-05

Machine Technology Fundamentals

48.0599

221-952-06 Machine Technology

48.0599

221-990-00 Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals

15.0699

221-990-01 Industrial Maintenance Electrical

15.0699

221-990-03 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

15.0699

221-995-01

Welding Plus

48.0508

221-995-03 Welding Fundamentals

48.0508

DIPL

477

Machine Tool & Quality

48.0599

960

Machine Tool

48.0599

FASTFORWARD

N/A

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

N/A

N/A

Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP)

N/A

N/A

Clinical Medical Assistant

N/A

N/A

Emergency Medical Technician

N/A

N/A

Phlebotomy Technician 

N/A

N/A

Core-Introductory Craft Skills

N/A

N/A

Electrical - Level 1

N/A

N/A

Electrical - Level 2

N/A

N/A

Solar Installation Technician

N/A

N/A

SHRM-CP

N/A

N/A

SHRM-SCP

N/A


For more information, please visit https://virginiag3.com/

G3 Grant Requirements

  1. Be a Virginia residents (in-state students only) 

  1. Enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits)

  2. Enrolled in only G3 program(s) 

  1. Be Title IV aid eligible, as determined by a FAFSA with completed checklist items 

  1. Meet SAP (satisfactory academic progress) 

  1. Earn less than or equal to 400% of Poverty Guideline (see chart below) 

How to Enroll in a G3 Grant Program 

  1. Select your career path (see list above for G3 eligible programs) 

  1. Apply to CVCC 

  1. Fill out the FAFSA form 

  1. Contact a CVCC counselor to plan classes and confirm financial aid, or call 434-832-7800 

  1. Enroll in your first classes 

Additional Student Support Incentive Grant (SSIG) 

Additional Student Support Incentive Grant (SSIG) Benefits: The SSIG for full Pell recipients will be equal to $900 per term for full-time attendance in the fall and spring terms and $450 for half-time attendance in the summer term. Awards will be reduced for students who withdraw or stop attending through the 60% point of the semester, similar to the VGAP and COMA programs. The SSIG will be disbursed in two installments each semester, with the first one occurring after the semester census date and the second one delayed until the end of the term in order to confirm that the student did not withdraw or stop attending. 

SSIG Requirements 

  1. Full-time (12 or more credit hours in the fall and spring semesters and 6 credit hours in the summer) and must receive a full Federal Pell Grant with an EFC equal to 0 

  1. Students must pass/earn 30 or more credit hours in order to continue qualifying for the SSIG 

  1. Cannot have a BA degree 

This additional assistance (SSIG) is intended to reduce the number of part-time hours a student has to work so that he or she can spend more time studying. 

2022 Federal Poverty Guideline Chart

# in HouseholdFederal Poverty GuidelineG3 Threshold
1$13,590$54,360
2$18,310$73,240
3$23,030$92,120
4$27,750$111,000
5$32,470$129,880
6$37,190$148,760
7$41,910$167,640
8$46,630$186,520
9$51,350$205,400
10$56,070$224,280
11$60,790$243,160
12$65,510$262,040
13$70,230$280,920
14$74,950$299,800
15$79,670$318,680