Virginia’s tuition-free community college now helps working people who choose career paths in high-demand fields.

  • You may be eligible, if you pursue a career in Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades, Early Childhood Education, or Public Safety.

  • The message is simple: Get skilled, get a job, give back.

Virginia’s K-12 public schools benefit from
record funding:

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  • Virginia has increased teacher salaries more than 10% under Governor Northam—the largest increase in 15 years. Governor Northam’s final budget proposes another 10% pay raise for teachers. This will push Virginia’s teacher pay above the national average.

  • Virginia is helping students by hiring more counselors. School counselors are now responsible for 325 students on average, down from as many as 500.

Virginia is making it easier to go to college.

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  • Virginia has made the largest-ever investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities — the total has soared 87% to more than $500 million.

  • Students attending Virginia high schools are now eligible for financial aid and in-state tuition, regardless of their citizenship status.

  • Virginia is expanding need-based financial aid for public undergraduate students — a $64 million investment is more than any Governor’s administration in Virginia history.

  • And students at private universities benefit too — thanks to Virginia increasing the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) to $4,000 per student up from $3,400 previously. Governor Northam’s final budget would increase TAGto $5,000.