Do you qualify for free tuition? G3 grants cover tuition and fees!
The G3 Program is Designed to Change Lives
On July 1, 2021, Danville Community College is launching a training and education program for students with a family income of less than $100,000 to help prepare them for good careers and open jobs in Virginia.
The designated programs fall into five targeted career areas that are in high demand in Virginia:
Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades, Early Childhood Education, and Public Safety.
The programs are designed to be “stackable,” meaning that each program starts with skills training that leads to a certificate with immediate value in the labor market. Because the certificate is part of an associate degree, a working student can continue to “stack” additional certificates on the pathway to an associate degree.
The financial assistance for this program is “last dollar,” which covers off any remaining tuition or fees after other grants and scholarships are spent.
How to Enroll in a G3 Program
- Select your career path (view program list below).
- Apply to Danville Community College.
- Fill out the FAFSA or FANTIC application.
- Contact an advisor to plan classes.
- Confirm your financial aid with the Financial Aid office.
- Enroll in your first classes.
Students must maintain a schedule of least six credit hours (usually two classes), hold a GPA of 2.0 or higher and show progress to earning an associate degree in three years to maintain eligibility. Requirements listed below.
While the program doesn’t start until July 1, by signing up early we can help start the process and save your spot.
- Qualifying Programs
Associate of Applied Science
Health Science-Prac. Nrsg.Spec
Admin Support Technology- Medical Office Administration Specialization
Admin Support Technology- General Office Specialization
Admin Support Technology- Medical Office Coding Specialization
IST-Software Development Spec.
IST Network Engineer
IST - Gaming & Mobile App Des.
IST Network Engineer- Cyber & Network Security Specialization
Early Childhood Education
Industrial Tech. - Mechanical
Tech. Studies-Integrated Mach.
Applied Engineering Technology
Office Information Processing
Air Cond. & Refrig. Servicing
Industrial Electronic Principles
Industrial Electrical Princ.
Career Studies Certificate
Basic Dental Assisting
Advanced Nurse Aide
Nurse Aide Extended Care
Medical Office Studies
Office Information Processing
Info. Systems Technician
Mobile Applications Development
Information Systems Management
Foundations of Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Development
Networking With CISCO/CCNA
CNC Flow Cell Machining
Auto Repair Funda.(Restricted)
Computer Aided Drafting & Des.
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Auto Analysis & Repair
Precision Machining Technology
For a list of G3 elligible FastForward programs, click here.
Who is eligible for the G3 Program?
Any Virginia resident who:
- Qualifies for in-state tuition,
- Has a total household income of less than or equal to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four),
- Is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours at Danville Community College,
- Is enrolled in a designated G3 program, and
- Has applied for federal and/or state financial aid programs.