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Fact Sheet: Virginia Part-Time Assistance Program

General Description and Purpose

The purpose of the Virginia Part-Time Assistance Program is to assist undergraduate, part-time students with financial need to pay part of their college costs. The funds are appropriated directly to each of Virginia’s community colleges. Funds may be used for need-based grants to Virginia resident undergraduates enrolled part-time.

Application Process

The application and awards process are administered by the financial aid office at each of Virginia’s community colleges.  Contact the financial aid office at the community college you plan to attend for application procedures and deadlines.



In order for an undergraduate student to be eligible for an award, a student must:

  • Be admitted into a Virginia community college;
  • Be enrolled for one to eight credits in an approved degree, certificate, or diploma program;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Be a domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia §23-7.4; and
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the institution.


Undergraduate: The actual awards will vary by institution and are subject to available funding. The awards may not exceed tuition and required fees. The institution will determine the award.


Awards may be renewed provided that the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and continues to meet all of the requirements.

This fact sheet is produced by SCHEV to provide a general overview of the program.