Types of Aid


Grants are need-based awards, which usually do not require repayment as long as you complete the courses for which the grant was awarded.

G3 Grants (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead)

The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. Eligible students may enroll in designated programs leading to jobs in high-demand fields. G3 Program funds make up the difference between what federal or state financial aid pays for and the cost of tuition, fees, and books for the program.

Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER)

The Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund provides funds in Aid Year 2020-2021 to support last-dollar scholarships for displaced adults who enroll in stackable credential programs that lead to jobs in targeted industry sectors. The link to the approved programs is below. GEER funds can cover charges up to tuition, fees, and a book allowance that have not been covered by other aid designated for tuition, fees, and/or books.


Reynolds Community College offers a variety of scholarships to students with diverse interests and backgrounds.

Reynolds Tuition Assistance

Reynolds Community College offers financial assistance to students who may need additional financial support to pursue their education.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

The federal CARES Act provides Reynolds with additional funding to support many of our students by offering some financial relief to offset increased expenses associated with the sudden disruption of classes as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

Tuition and Fee Waivers

The following are types of tuition and fee waivers that students may receive.

Student and Parent Loans

Reynolds Community College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, offered through the Department of Education. Federal Stafford loans are low-interest, longterm loans.

If you are a graduating senior and only attending one semester, your Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loans may be prorated based on the number of credits for which you are enrolled. This means that you may not be eligible to receive your maximum annual loan limit at Reynolds Community College.

This affects students enrolled for only one final semester in an academic year: either fall-only, spring-only, or summer-only. This will not affect students who are enrolled in fall and spring semesters and graduate at the end of the spring semester.

Private Educational Loans

Students who need additional help meeting college expenses may be able to obtain a private or alternative educational loan.