Virginia residents who began a degree program at a Virginia community college after Fall 2007 and complete an Associate's degree with at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, may be eligible for the Virginia CTG if they enter a Virginia four-year college or university by the fall term immediately following receipt of their Associate's degree. A student must have an expected family contribution of $8,000 or less according to the FAFSA in order to be eligible for this grant. All eligible students will receive $1,000 from the Commonwealth of Virginia if enrolled full-time in a degree program.
If the student is majoring in science, technology, engineering or math, there may be a second $1,000 of CTG eligibility. Community colleges will note on student transcripts of possible eligibility. Students are eligible for grants for subsequent years, as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA for up to 70 credits undergraduate study.
Check with your state's council on higher education to determine whether or not your state offers a state grant program and whether or not that grant can go out of state with you. Some states exporting grants include Alaska, Rhode Island, Michigan (one year only), and Vermont. The Department of Education maintains a contact list for state higher education agencies.