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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 170. Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Regulations

8VAC40-170-40. Award prioritization.

A. Once funding for an award year has been fully committed, no further applications will be considered.

B. Merit criteria may be considered for individual eligibility and may be utilized for any individual application not yet reviewed. The criteria may include:

1. Qualifying veteran status,

2. Cumulative grade point average for a degree program,

3. Cumulative grade point average within a major,

4. Amount of outstanding student loans, and

5. Prior IT experience.

C. Employment priority will be given the following order:

1. Positions explicitly supporting cybersecurity.

2. Information technology management.

3. Information technology specialist.

4. Positions with current cybersecurity responsibilities.

5. Positions whose career path leads directly into cybersecurity responsibilities.

D. Employer priority will be given the following order:

1. State agencies.

2. Private employers contracting with state agencies.

3. Military or defense organizations.

4. Federal agencies.

5. Private employers contracting with federal or military agencies.

Statutory Authority

§ 23.1-203 of the Code of Virginia; Item 141 of Chapter 2 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 8, eff. December 10, 2018.

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