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Virginia’s Plan to Cover Tuition and Basic Needs for Community College Students

by Madeline St. Amour Published on Inside Higher Ed Advocates for increasing college attainment and equity say that free college programs need to cover more than just the cost of tuition. The Commonwealth of Virginia has a proposal that would do just that, although some are criticizing the proposal’s eligibility restrictions. The Get Skilled, Get a […]

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Virginia Governor Northam Unveils Tuition-Free Community College Program for Low and Middle-Income Students

Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will include $145 million over the biennium to make tuition-free community college available to low and middle-income students who pursue jobs in high-demand fields. The Governor’s “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” initiative, or “G3” program, will provide financial support to cover tuition, fees, and books […]

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Key Factors in Bridging the Gaps to College Success

A recent publication by The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education shares findings from a study of community colleges that point to two key factors in low-income and first-generation college students earning an advanced degree: a clear path to their goal and early exposure to the college experience. Mapping the Journey […]

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Conference Celebrates Goal Setting and Achievement for Foster Youth in Danville, Virginia

Education is a key component to overcome many of life’s challenges, yet five percent of Virginia teens between 16 and 19 years of age are not attending school and not working, which makes overcoming poverty a daily battle for them and, potentially, a lifelong one. “Far too many of our teens have only heard what […]

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Mary White Lawson Receives the 2019 Kathleen H. Smith Distinguished Service Award

It is with great pleasure that we at the VFCCE announce the 2019 recipient of the Kathleen H. Smith Distinguished Service Award is Mary Lawson of Southwest Virginia Community College. About the Award The Kathleen H. Smith Distinguished Service Award honors a leader whose devotion and inspiring achievements in the field of institutional advancement helped […]

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Dominion Energy Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows at Virginia’s Community Colleges

A $300,000 two-year grant establishes the Dominion Energy Fellows Program to support military-connected students at Virginia’s Community Colleges who are within one year of completing their studies. Thirteen college students will receive full tuition and other assistance in 2019-2020 as part of this program in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. […]

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Baliles-inspired initiative at Virginia’s Community Colleges will invest $1.5 million to promote rural education this year

Through the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI), the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and Virginia’s Community Colleges will invest $1.5 million in the 2019-2020 academic year to increase high school graduation rates and the attainment of post-secondary credentials. […]

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New Initiative Provides Housing Stability for Great Expectations Students

Thanks to a new initiative funded by the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation, students who have experienced foster care and now face housing instability and homelessness will be eligible for a housing stipend as they pursue their college goals. […]

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Mrs. Barbara J. Byrd Establishes Clarke County Student Success Fund through the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

Thanks to an investment from Clarke County Board of Supervisors Member, Mrs. Barbara J. Byrd, a new fund will be created to help students of Clarke County, Virginia enroll in and complete college and training programs. […]

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