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G3: Get Skilled, Get A Job, Give Back

 Beginning July 1, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions: Get Skilled, Get A job, Give Back (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 in a Virginia community college,  or in an eligible FastForward workforce credential program.
  • Is enrolled in a designated G3 program, and
  • Has applied for federal and/or state financial aid programs. 

Reynolds Programs

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.

To be considered for G3 funding eligibility, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and include Reynolds’ federal school code: 003759. The Reynolds Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you with completing the FAFSA! Register for one of our virtual Financial Aid Workshops aria-label="Financial Aid Workshops" here. For more information about the financial aid process, visit our Financial Aid Central website

 If you need additional information, please email our recruitment team or call (804) 523-5789. For your safety, most classes are online and student support is available both online and in-person.

Early Childhood Education


Information Technology

Public Safety

Skilled Trades


Fast Forward Programs

The FastForward workforce credentials program provides any Virginian eligible to work in the Commonwealth with industry certification training. These programs are available at one-third the normal cost of tuition for all residents of Virginia, and Virginians with financial need may also be eligible for additional tuition support including a grant covering all tuition, fees, books and supplies. New statewide workforce programs such as Virginia Ready and Re-Employing Virginians, also offer financial aid to pay 100% of tuition, books, and supplies for job and certification training for occupations and industries in which there is a strong regional demand for skilled worker. And, those earning select FastForward credentials receive a $1,000 Virginia Ready cash stipend.

The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) works in partnership with Reynolds and Tyler Community Colleges to serve students with a fast track to the workforce with training and credentialing programs that can be completed in weeks or months. If you are interested in one of the following programs, contact CCWA or call (804) 523-2292. 


Information Technology

Skilled Trades