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Two-Year College Transfer Grant

Administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Two-Year College Transfer Grant  provides financial assistance to students who receive an associate's degree at a Virginia 2-year public institution.

Eligibility Requirements

  • In-State Undergraduate
  • Complete the FAFSA by the Priority Filing Deadline
  • Receive associate's degree at a Virginia 2-year public institution
  • Must have an associate's degree GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enroll full-time at Virginia Tech (part-time students are not eligible) the fall or spring following associate degree completion
  • Meet the EFC requirement set forth by SCHEV ($12,000 or below)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress at Virginia Tech
  • Limited to 3 academic years or 70 credits

Award Information

The maximum yearly Transfer Grant award is $1,000.  Students in eligible science, teaching, engineering, and math programs may receive an additional award bonus of $1,000 per academic year. Please note that students receiving other state or institutional awards may receive a partial Transfer Grant.

Please note: Students listed as General Engineering are only eligible for the base award of $1,000 per year until admitted into a specific field of Engineering after Fall grades post and we review majors.

  • New transfer students from a 2-year public institution in Virginia are responsible for notifying VT they may be eligible for the Transfer Grant. If the student meets the first 6 requirements above, they should email finaid@vt.edu and ask to be reviewed for the Transfer Grant.
  • Students should send their official final transcripts showing their associate’s degree conferral date and final GPA.
  • University Scholarships and Financial Aid reviews students for eligibility in June and posts the grants to student accounts prior to the first bill in July.
  • Awards will show as pending credits on the student's bill. 
  • University Scholarships and Financial Aid certifies student enrollment to SCHEV during the first 2 weeks of each semester. Once approved, SCHEV releases the funds to the Bursar's Office.
  • As long as students maintain eligibility, we will review them automatically for eligibility the next academic year.