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Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP)

The Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) grant is a state-funded program based on financial need for in-state undergraduate students. Virginia public two-year and four-year colleges and universities award VGAP to eligible Virginia residents based upon state regulations. VGAP award amounts vary across colleges and universities.

Eligibility Requirements

 **Transfer students must self-identify within 2 semesters of entering VT as VGAP-eligible by providing award letter from prior college showing VGAP was awarded for prior academic year.**

  • Must file the FAFSA by our Priority Filing Deadline.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be a resident of Virginia
  • Must be a graduate of a Virginia high school
  • Must have a cumulative high school GPA (for entering freshman) of 2.5
  • Must have a minimum GPA for renewal of 2.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need (VT Cost of Attendance minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from the FAFSA)
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be seeking 1st Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Criteria:

  • Maximum term eligibility of 8 semesters, with no more than 2 semesters per grade level
  • Must maintain continuous full-time enrollment
  • Must advance a grade level in order to receive VGAP in subsequent years (typically completion of 30 credits)
  • Failure to advance a grade level within one year will result in loss of VGAP. A student may regain VGAP once the student earns enough credits to advance provided the student meets all other eligiblity criteria.
  • Receipt of Veteran’s Benefits, ROTC, or other scholarships that are restricted to tuition and/or fees may reduce or eliminate eligibility for this program. Please contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for more information.  

 

Award Process:

Grant is awarded at the time of financial aid packaging.