New River Community College announces G3 assistance for qualifying students entering career, technical fields

Education

DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) – Governor Northam’s G3 Initiative (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back) brings funding for students who are enrolled in certain programs at community colleges across Virginia.

At New River Community College (NRCC), funding is now available to eligible students who are seeking degrees and certifications leading to an in-demand job.

The G3 program covers tuition and fees for individuals who qualify for state financial aid, allowing students to gain the skills they need for a good career in their community without worrying about costs.

G3 assistance is available for select programs in five of Virginia’s most in-demand industries which include early childhood education, health care, information technology, public safety and skilled trades.

Applicants for the G3 program must meet certain financial qualifications which include a student’s household income (family of four) must be less than $106,000 or a single-family making less than $51,000.

Income thresholds vary as the household number increases.

Once a student qualifies, G3 assistance requires a level of academic performance to remain eligible for the assistance.

For full-time students who also receive the maximum Pell Grant, additional benefits are designed to help offset cost of living so they can continue to take care of their family while going through the program.

At NRCC, the typical cost of attendance for a full-time student is $4,696.50 per year at 15 credits per semester.

The G3 program, with other financial aid, could bring that cost down to $0.

For information on the program and for those who are interested in learning about G3 assistance at NRCC, click here.

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