VFCCE scholarships and fellowships are the gifts that help to unlock lifetimes of potential. Direct tuition assistance can help promising students like you prepare for in-demand careers within your local community.
By virtually every measure, a college degree is a passport to a better life. From personal growth to greater career opportunities, the power of higher education is undeniable. However, not enough Virginia residents are able to take advantage of this opportunity because of rising tuition costs.
This is where the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education aims to make an impact. Our goal is to break down the barrier created by the cost of tuition by awarding financial assistance to driven students who are eager to achieve their dreams.
Move One Step Closer to Your Educational and Career Goals
Tuition at a four-year public university in Virginia averages approximately $12,000 per year. At that rate, student debt can accumulate at an alarming pace, and fear of that snowballing debt is enough to make many drop out before ever earning a degree.
Quality education at an affordable price is where community colleges truly shine. When financial aid and scholarships are included, the out-of-pocket cost for a two-year associate degree at one of Virginia’s community colleges drops well below $4,000 for most students. This investment in your future is one of the best decisions you can make in our rapidly expanding job market that demands new and specialty skills.
Select an awards program below to find out how the VFCCE can help you achieve your dreams of educational and career success.