FastForward - How It Works

What is FastForward?

FastForward is helping Virginians get the high-demand jobs they want and the salaries they need! The FastForward model provides funding for short-term credential training programs offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to help you fast-track your career.

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Pay only 1/3 of the tuition for FastForward programs!

If you have been a resident of Virginia for the past 12 months, then you may be eligible for FastForward.

  1. You pay one third of the fee when you register for one of the approved programs.
  2. When you complete the program, the Commonwealth of Virginia pays the second third.
  3. When you earn the credential, the Commonwealth of Virginia pays the final third.

Please note: If you do not complete the FastForward program or do not attend, then you are responsible for the second third of the full tuition price.

To learn more about FastForward, review this quick video or visit the Virginia Community College System FastForward website at