G3 Programs at Laurel Ridge


Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead

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Discover our IN-DEMAND and STACKABLE credentials and education programs that are eligible for more funding than ever before through the G3 Scholarship.

  • $0 Tuition and Fees for eligible students
  • Prepare for a great career and skills needed to secure a job in our region
  • Fit courses around your busy schedule
  • Stack credentials, certificates, and degrees knowing that each leads to a job
  • If needed, take breaks in between training without losing progress along the way


Explore the list of Qualified Programs that are in high demand fields in Virginia.

Early Childhood Education

Associate Degrees (2 or more years to complete)

Certificates (1 or more years to complete)

Public Safety

Qualifications and Enrolling

G3 is Designed to Change Lives

G3 tuition assistance is for students living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid with a household income that’s less than $120,000. G3 is available for select programs in five of Virginia’s most in-demand industries, including Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Public Safety and Skilled Trades (construction and manufacturing).

The typical cost of tuition for a full-time student at Virginia’s Community Colleges is $4,650 per year. G3 is a last-dollar scholarship that, with other financial aid, could bring that cost down to $0. For full-time students who receive the maximum Pell Grant, additional scholarship benefits are designed to help off-set your cost of living so you can continue to take care of your family while going back to school.

How to Enroll in G3

  1. Select your career path.
  2. Apply to the college.
  3. Fill out the FAFSA or Workforce Financial Assistance Application.
  4. Contact an advisor to plan classes and confirm financial aid.
  5. Enroll in your first classes.

Once a student qualifies, G3 has academic performance requirements to stay eligible. So long as you stay on track to finish in three years, you can take a break in between classes and remain on scholarship.

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