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Tuition Assistance

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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:

WCG 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
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How it 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.
View WCG FAQs

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

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 ineligible for other forms of federal and state assistance programs
  • You complete a FANTIC application and meet with our Adult 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.  However, FANTIC awardees who do not complete their FANTIC-paid program must agree to re-pay the amount received from FANTIC, plus an additional 1/3 of the program cost.

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

Family TypeMaximum Income Allowed
1 person$23,540
2 people$31,860
3 people$40,180
4 people$48,500
5 people$56,820
6 people $65,140
7 people $73,460
8 people $81,780

An applicant’s income must not exceed the above maximum income allowed as determined by the 2015 HUD Guidelines for Virginia.  (HUD Guidelines are subject to periodic change.)

Apply for FANTIC

*WCG/FANTIC Approved programs are subject to change. 


More Information

For more information about our Tuition Assistance programs, please contact GCCs Adult Career Coach at dhuntsinger@germanna.edu or (804) 516-2404.