The Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program is an opportunity for students to complete an associate’s degree at a Virginia community college and to reduce the tuition cost at the four-year institution to which they transfer. In this program, students save during their freshman and sophomore years by starting their studies at a Virginia community college; by meeting the eligibility requirements for this grant, they are then able to extend their savings once they are at a four-year institution. Eligible graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will receive up to $1,000 per year at participating four-year institutions for up to three years. To view the eligibility requirements, application process, and a list of participating institutions, visit www.schev.edu. Starting at a community college and transferring can be a great alternative for many young people. It gives students time to adjust to college life, explore different disciplines, and save money. The Two-Year Transfer Grant provides an additional incentive for students to begin their studies at a Virginia community college.
Emily Muniz, Transfer Counselor
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg | 434.832.7600
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