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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 132. Virginia Student Financial Assistance Program Regulations
5/25/2022

8VAC40-132-30. Types of assistance.

A. Funds allocated to institutions within the item for student financial assistance in the annual Appropriation Act may be used for:

1. Awards to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time;

2. Awards to graduate students enrolled full-time. No more than 50% of the institution's graduate grants shall be awarded to students not classified as a domiciliary resident of Virginia;

3. Awards to students enrolled full-time in a dual or concurrent undergraduate and graduate program;

4. Assistantships to graduate students, funds for which must be transferred to the education and general account;

5. Providing the required matching contribution to federal or private student grant aid programs, except for programs requiring work; and

6. Supporting institutional work-study programs, funds for which must be transferred to the education and general account.

B. A student may receive either a VGAP award, an undergraduate Commonwealth Award, or a graduate Commonwealth Award during any one term (i.e., a student may not receive a combination of two or more different types of awards during the same term).

C. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:

1. Soil scientist scholarships authorized by § 23.1-615 of the Code of Virginia;

2. Foster children grants authorized by § 23.1-601 of the Code of Virginia;

3. Need-based financial assistance programs for industry-based certification and related programs not qualifying for other sources of student financial assistance that are subject to the Financial Assistance for Industry-Based Certification and Related Programs, as the same are now constituted or hereafter amended;

4. Nongeneral funds allocated to institutions within the item for student financial assistance in the annual Appropriation Act, except for the satisfactory academic progress requirement; or

5. General funds allocated to institutions within the item for student financial assistance in the annual Appropriation Act that are used to support a work-study program, except for the financial need requirement.

Statutory Authority

§ 23.1-636 of the Code of Virginia.Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 5, eff. November 1, 2017.

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