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!'

Craig Butterworth

A native of Richmond, Craig Butterworth is an award-winning broadcast journalist and communications professional. He has worked as a spokesperson, staff writer and editor for a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout the Richmond area.

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