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G3 is a last-dollar state-funded aid program for Virginians who:

  • Qualify for in-house tuition
  • Have 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)
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in a designated G3 program
  • Have applied for federal and/or state financial aid
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
G3 funds will pay for tuition, fees, and books in selected programs (listed below). Some full-time students may also qualify for an additional stipend for living expenses.

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Virginia Peninsula offers the following G3-approved programs: 

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

AAS Dental Hygiene

AAS Emergency Medical Services

AAS Nursing

AAS Information Systems Technology

AAS Administration of Justice

AAS Fire Science Technology

AAS Human Services

AAS Early Childhood Develop

AAS Tech Studies/HVAC & Refrig  

AAS Technical Studies/Engineering

AAS Computer-Aided Draft & Design  

AAS Automotive     

AAS Electrical Engineering Technology

AAS Mechanical Engineering Technology

AAS Mechanical/Marine Engineering

AAS Mechanical/Mechatronics

Career Studies Certificates and Certifications

CERT Early Childhood Dev Assist

CERT Computer-Aided Draft & Design

CERT Automotive Tech

CERT Air Cond. & Refrigeration

CSC CSP/EMS Intermediate to Para

CSC Advanced Emerg Medical Technician

CSC Healthcare Technician

CSC CSP/Medical Office Assistant

CSC CSP/IST/Web Design Specialist

CSC Fire and EMS Leadership Career Studies Certificate

CSC CSP/IST/Web Design Specialist

CSC Foundations of Criminal Justice

CSC CSP/Substance Abuse Counselor

CSC CSP/Manag Early Child Prgms

CSC CSP/Child Development

CSC CSP/Cyber Security Enterprise

CSC Mechatronics Technology

CSC Computer-Aided Draft & Design

CSC CSP/Air Condit & Refrig

CSC Foundations of Electrical Engineering Technology

CSC Electrical Engineering Technician

CSC Emergency Medical Technician

CSC Administration of Justice

CSC Structural Firefighting

Workforce non-credit programs

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Certified Nurse Aide

Clinical Medical Assistant

Phlebotomy Technician

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

Electrical - Level 1

Electrical - Level 2

Facilities Maintenance

HVAC - Level 1

HVAC - Level 2

Marine Trade Training: Electrical Level I

Plumbing - Level 1

Plumbing - Level 2

Plumbing - Level 3

Plumbing - Level 4

Certified Welder

Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Level I CNC Milling: Operations

Level I CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations

Level I CNC Turning: Operations

Level I CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Certified Logistics Associate

Certified Logistics Technician


G3 Next Steps:

  • Apply to Virginia Peninsula
  • Complete a FAFSA (or FANTIC for FastForward students)
  • Enroll in one of the approved G3 programs listed above.
  • Students who meet the financial qualifications for G3 will automatically receive the scholarship after other aid (grants and scholarships) is applied.

Questions About G3 at Virginia Peninsula?

For questions about financial aid:
email financialaid@vpcc.edu or call 855-877-3945

For questions about admissions and enrollment:
email admissions@vpcc.edu or call 757-825-2800

For questions about programs and courses:
email advising@vpcc.edu (existing students please contact current advisor via Navigate)
or visit https://vpcc.edu/advising

For questions about FastForward programs:
call 757-825-4070 or visit https://www.vpcc.edu/workforce/fastforward.html

For general information or assistance, email G3@vpcc.edu