Financial Support

With rising costs of higher education, Virginia is committed to providing our veterans with the most affordable pathway through education and training to a career. The state has invested in apprenticeships, scholarships, federal grants and public-private partnerships to support our veterans at all stages of professional development. We hope to also provide more financial support in the future, so check back here frequently.

G.I. Bill

The G.I. Bill provides a range of benefits for non-active duty military including low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, cash payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high schoolcollege or vocational/technical school, as well as one year of unemployment compensation

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Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

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Virginia Scholarship for Service

The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will award $20,000 a year to eligible Virginia students who are studying how to safeguard computer networks, data and electronic resources. In return, the students must commit to public service by working at a Virginia state agency or institution for as many years as they receive the scholarship.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. 

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SCHEV -Transfer grants

In 2007, the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was passed into law in Virginia. Under this program, qualifying students completing their Associate's Degree at a Virginia two-year public college and then transferring to a participating Virginia four-year college or university may receive the CTG award.

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SCHEV - workforce credential grant

In every corner of the Commonwealth, people are eager to find meaningful jobs, and employers are looking to hire workers with the right skills.

Recognizing the importance of promoting a capable workforce to meet the needs of employers and build Virginia’s economy, state lawmakers created a new grant program in 2016 to make specific workforce training programs much more affordable for students.

The new grant program reduces the student cost of specific Workforce Credential training programs by two-thirds so that more people can access this type of training and the jobs that stem from it. 

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SCHEV - Military Education

With the goal of being known as "America's Most Veteran-Friendly State," Virginia provides many unique state benefits to supplement and expand on federal benefits for military families. The information here is designed to help military personnel and their families understand and utilize those educational benefits and resources available in the Commonwealth. In most cases, the student's point of contact for these financial benefits is the institution's domicile or admissions office.

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