Higher Education/Job Training

Senator Favola has filed legislation to make more students at Virginia’s Community Colleges eligible for transfer grants should they continue their education at a four year institution. Eligibility for theses $1,000 grants or an enhanced grant of $2,000 is means tested. Students must be studying mathematics, nursing, teaching or science to receive the enhanced grant. Senator Favola's bill would allow a family to be able to contribute $12,000 annually rather than a maximum of $8,000 annually towards the cost of their student’s education and still be eligible for the grant.