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G3 is a last-dollar state-funded aid program for Virginians who:

  • Qualify for in-house tuition
  • Have total household income of less than or equal to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four)
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in a designated G3 program
  • Have applied for federal and/or state financial aid
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
G3 funds will pay for tuition, fees, and books in selected programs (listed below). Some full-time students may also qualify for an additional stipend for living expenses.




Thomas Nelson offers the following G3-approved programs:


CERT Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

CERT Automotive Technology

CERT Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology

CERT Early Childhood Development Assistant


CSC Administration of Justice

CSC Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

CSC Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology

CSC Electrical Engineering Technology Technician

CSC Foundations of Criminal Justice

CSC Foundations of Electrical Engineering Technology

CSC Healthcare Technician

CSC Managing Early Childhood Programs

CSC Mechatronics Technology





G3 Next Steps:

  • Apply to Thomas Nelson
  • Complete a FAFSA (or FANTIC for FastForward students)
  • Enroll in one of the approved G3 programs listed above.
  • Students who meet the financial qualifications for G3 will automatically receive the scholarship after other aid (grants and scholarships) is applied.



Questions About G3 at Thomas Nelson?

For questions about financial aid:
email financialaid@tncc.edu or call 855-877-3945

For questions about admissions and enrollment:
email admissions@tncc.edu or call 757-825-2800

For questions about programs and courses:
email advising@tncc.edu (existing students please contact current advisor via Navigate)
or visit https://tncc.edu/advising

For questions about FastForward programs:
call 757-825-4070 or visit https://tncc.edu/fastforward

For general information or assistance, email G3@tncc.edu