Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

1.  Tuition: Save on tuition and fees by getting an associate degree at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Average yearly tuition and fees at community colleges are about 1/3 than at Virginia’s public four-year schools!  

2. Room and Board: Community college students who live at home and avoid the cost of on-campus room and board save almost $10,000 per year.    

3. Guaranteed Admission Program: Students who first earn an associate degree at Virginia’s Community Colleges and meet GPA and other requirements, are guaranteed admission to more than 30 public and private four-year colleges and universities in Virginia.

4. Transfer Grant Fund: Qualifying students who complete an associate degree at a Virginia two-year community college and then transfer to a participating Virginia four-year college or university may receive a grant fund of up to $3,000 annually.  

5. Fewer  Loans: Because Virginia’s Community Colleges are so affordable, 86% of  students do not need to obtain loans to cover tuition!'

Virginia's Community Colleges

Created more than 50 years ago, the VCCS is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 270,000 students a year in credit and workforce courses.

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