Types of Financial Aid

Pell Grants

Generally, grants do not have to be repaid. They are awarded according to financial need. After you apply for financial aid and file the FAFSA, PVCC's Financial Aid Office will automatically determine if you qualify for grants and will indicate this in your financial aid award letter.

G3 Grants (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead)

The G3 initiative is designed to change lives! With G3, PVCC offers a variety of programs that “stack” to in-demand degrees, and prepare students for high-demand jobs. Through the program, eligible students pursuing jobs in high-demand fields can have tuition, fees, and books fully covered.

PVCC4U 100% Tuition Assistance

PVCC4U covers the full cost of tuition and fees for fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters, for qualifying students. You may be covered...100%!

Scholarships

The PVCC Educational Foundation offers over 100 scholarships each year. Scholarships come from a variety of sources, and unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. 

Effective December 1, 2020, there is no separate scholarship application. PVCC offers a one-step financial aid and scholarship assistance process. To be considered for any scholarship, financial aid or grants, you must complete a FAFSA application. Scholarships, along with financial aid and grants, will be awarded through the financial aid office to meet each student's tuition, fees and book needs.

Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program allows students to work part-time at PVCC and nonprofit organizations while attending college.

Student and Parent Loans

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. Federal student loans may be a way to address a shortfall between the funds that you have and the funds that you will need.

FastForward

FastForward is a program helping Virginians get the high-demand jobs they want and the salaries they need. FastForward programs are short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to help you fast-track your career. 

FANTIC

Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training that leads to Industry Credentials (FANTIC) provides funding for students who meet the eligibility requirements and are not eligible for other financial assistance. This financial assistance will pay for the first one-third of FastForward programs for qualified students.

VA Ready

VA Ready provides registered VA Ready Scholars a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award upon obtaining the final credential in selected training programs in the following sectors: computer and cyber, healthcare and manufacturing/skilled trades.

Senior Citizen Tuition and Fee Waivers

You are entitled to a waiver of tuition for credit or noncredit classes at PVCC if you meet the following criteria:

  • Age 60 or older
  • Have been a legal Virginia resident for at least one year
  • If your income for the past taxable year did not exceed $23,850 as indicated on your state income tax form (applicable only for students taking a class on a graded basis)

This waiver does not cover expenses for instructional materials, including books and lab fees and other college costs.