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Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program


Fact Sheet

Effective Date:
The language becomes effective as of July 1, 2007; however... the Code of Virginia: 23-38.10:9. states the following concerning students benefiting from the program...

**beginning with the first-time entering freshman class of the fall 2007 academic year**
THEREFORE: No awards are available until first-time entering freshman as of - or following - the fall 2007 term complete their Associate's degree and meet the remainder of the eligibility criteria. Most of the eligible awardees will enter a four-year institution in the fall of 2009 though there may be early completers sometime during the 2008-09 award year.

Eligible student must:
  • Be a first-time entering freshman no earlier than fall 2007
  • Be an undergraduate in-state student
  • Meet selective service requirements
  • Have received an Associate's degree at a Virginia two-year public institution
  • Have cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for the Associate's degree
  • Enroll into a Virginia four-year public or private nonprofit college or university by the fall following completion of associates degree
  • Enroll into a degree program not for religious training or theological education
  • Have applied for financial aid
  • Have financial need: defined as a federally calculated EFC of 8,000, or less

Award Amount

  • Awarded to students enrolled at a participating four-year institution
  • Maximum annual standard award is $1,000
  • Additional $1,000 for students enrolled in engineering, mathematics, nursing, teaching, or science
  • Reduced only if it results in an over award (total financial assistance is greater than the student's Cost of Attendance)

Renewal Criteria and Limitations
  • Limited to three years or 70 credit hours
  • Continued eligibility based on college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and continued financial need (maximum EFC of 8,000)
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress

Process
Regulation process will begin summer 2007 using representatives from two-year public, four-year public, and four-year private non-profit institutions. Issues not yet addressed include:

  • How to handle dual enrollment, AP, and summer courses for students beginning in fall 2007
  • Amount of award if student is enrolled less than full time
  • Administrative process


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Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

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