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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
5/18/2022

8VAC40-170-50. Participation process.

A. Individual certification of eligibility.

1. The individual may submit an application for eligibility at any time following, but within one year of, degree completion or separation from military.

2. In the application, the individual must verify:

a. Physical residence within the Commonwealth;

b. That the individual is within one year of either:

(1) Graduation from a qualifying institution; or

(2) Separation from active duty service from the U.S. military; and

c. Amount of student loan debt.

3. Individuals meeting the requirements will be issued a certification of eligibility with an expiration date. Such certification does not convey any commitment by the individual to seek qualified employment nor assurance that grant funds will be available.

B. Employer contract submission.

1. Prior to advertisement or selection of applicants, the employer may seek confirmation that an open position is eligible under this program. Such verification does not convey any commitment by the employer to fill the position nor any assurance that grant funds will be available.

2. To submit a contract proposal, the employer must certify:

a. The eligible individual has been or will be offered a qualifying position.

b. The individual meets all federal and state employment requirements, including having secured necessary security clearances required for the performance of the position.

c. A permanent mailing address for the individual is on record.

d. A description of the position offered.

e. That the individual's education or training meet the requirements for the position being offered.

f. The amount and duration of the employer match.

g. Verification of a current valid contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia or a Virginia state agency, federal agency, or qualifying military organization including how the position relates to that contract if a private employer.

3. SCHEV verification and contract approval.

a. Using information provided, SCHEV will verify whether the individual, the employer, and the position are eligible under the program.

b. SCHEV will determine the amount and duration of the state matching commitment from the grant and that the employer match is in conformance with this chapter.

c. There is no program commitment or reservation of funds until SCHEV has confirmed individual eligibility and has signed the contract identifying the state and employer program match and duration of agreement.

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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