Tuition Assistance – FastForward

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FastForward – Change Your Future in Weeks. Not Years.

Every year, tens of thousands of jobs sit empty across Virginia while employers look for qualified candidates. Job applicants with workforce credentials are twice as likely to be hired than applicants with no credentials.

FastForward is a program helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. FastForward programs are short-term training courses offered through Germanna Community College to help you fast-track your career.

Learn more about FastForward

For more information about our FastForward programs, please contact GCCs FastForward Career Coach at gccworkforce@germanna.edu.


FastForward Programs

WCG
FANTIC

FastForward Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG)

You may be eligible for tuition assistance for Workforce Training.

Tuition assistance is available for individuals who meet the residency requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia and enroll in and successfully complete one of the following programs:

Approved Programs*:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • IT Essentials 1: PC/A+ Cert
  • Core Craft Skills
  • Asphalt Field Level 1
  • Asphalt Field Level 2
  • Asphalt Plant Level 1
  • Asphalt Plant Level 2
  • Asphalt Surface Treatment
  • Asphalt Slurry Surfacing
  • Intermediate Work Zone
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How FastForward WCG works: 

  1. You pay the first 1/3 of the class tuition when you register.
  2. The Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 when you complete the class.
  3. The final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn a high-demand industry credential.

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Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training for Industry Credentials (FANTIC)

You may be eligible for tuition assistance for training in high-demand industry credentials!

FANTIC Approved Programs*:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • IT Essentials 1: PC/A+ Cert
  • Core Craft Skills
  • Asphalt Field Level 1
  • Asphalt Field Level 2
  • Asphalt Plant Level 1
  • Asphalt Plant Level 2
  • Asphalt Surface Treatment
  • Asphalt Slurry Surfacing
  • Work Zone Flagger

You may be eligible if:

  • You are a US citizen
  • You have been a resident of Virginia for the past 12 months
  • You are over the age of 18 and compliant with Federal Selective Service
  • Your income meets Federal Poverty Levels (see below)
  • You are not receiving other forms of federal and state assistance
  • You complete a FANTIC application and meet with our FastForward Career Coach
  • You complete a FANTIC approved program, pass the credential exam, and provide a copy of the credential to Germanna

How much FANTIC funding may be awarded to an eligible applicant:  

Up to 90% of the program tuition may be covered by FANTIC.

Income Guidelines to determine an applicant’s eligibility for FANTIC:

Family Type Maximum Income Allowed
1 person $24,120
2 people $32,480
3 people $40,840
4 people $49,200
5 people $57,560
6 people  $65,920
7 people  $74,280
8 people  $82,640

An applicant’s income must not exceed the above maximum income allowed as determined by the 2017 HUD Guidelines for Virginia.  (HUD Guidelines are subject to periodic change.)

*FastForward WCG/FANTIC Approved programs are subject to change.

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