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Grants require no repayment

Grants are a great way to pay for college tuition because they are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid.

Grants vs. Loans

Below are some common grants you might not know about:

Virginia Two-Year College Transfer Grant
Interested in transferring to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree? Students who graduate from one of Virginia’s Community College System, such as Tidewater Community College, with an associate degree and transfer to a 4-year Virginia college or university can receive up to $2,000 annually through the Virginia Two-Year College Transfer Grant.

Commonwealth Grant
The Commonwealth Grant is a state-funded program based on financial need for entering or returning freshmen or transfer students. You must be enrolled at least half-time, demonstrate financial need and be a domiciled resident of Virginia to qualify. The most important step in receiving this grant is completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as quickly as possible.

You must apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA to be considered for state and federal grants.