What is G3?

G3 is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state financial aid and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. G3 can be used for designated programs in five of Virginia’s most in-demand industries: Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Public Safety and Skilled Trades.

When you’re receiving G3 funding, you’re on a “stackable” pathway, which means that most programs start with skills training that leads to a certificate that has immediate value in the job market. And because that certificate is part of an applied associate degree program, a working student can continue to “stack” additional certificates on the pathway to an associate degree.

If you are a Virginia resident who meets the requirements below, you are eligible for G3:

  • Qualifies for in-state financial aid
  • Has a total household income of less than or equal to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four)
  • Is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours at your local community college
  • Has earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Is enrolled in a designated G3 program
  • Has applied for federal and/or state financial aid

Each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges has a list of approved G3 programs. Central Virginia Community College serves the Virginia Career Works Central Region. Their programs train students for careers in Healthcare, Manufacturing, and many other occupations with high demand for workers in the greater Lynchburg area.