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Commonwealth Grant

General Information

The Commonwealth Grant is a state-funded program based on financial need for entering or returning freshmen or transfer students.  Only In-State students are eligible for this grant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a US Citizen
  • Cumulative high school GPA (for entering freshmen) of 2.0
  • Minimum GPA for renewal of 2.0
  • Need-Based financial need
  • Resident of Virginia
  • Must be enrolled Full-Time (12 hours)
  • Seeking 1st Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Criteria:

  • Receipt of Veteran’s Benefits, such as Chapter 33, may reduce or eliminate eligibility for this program.  Please contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), for more information.   

Application Process

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by our Priority Filing Deadline

Award Process

Systematically awarded when student is packaged