College Locator
If you are in Virginia, you are just 30 miles from a community college.
Here are the community colleges closest to
Home > VCCSBlog

VCCSBlog

A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

Featured Post

Latest Posts

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Student Debt Can Limit Future Opportunities

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Time for a quick reality check: Yes, higher education is still one of the best investments you can make in yourself. On average, college graduates (including associate degree holders) make more money and have better career prospects than high-school graduates. But the rising cost of college means more and more Americans are going into serious […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VCCS Student Scholarships Are Here!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

VCCS Student Scholarships are here! Submitted by Kristen Johnson, advancement services & foundation coordinator, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Know someone who wants to attend a Virginia community college next fall? Please let them know that there are more than 50 great scholarships offered by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education this year. VCCS students can […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: VHCC Professor Searches for Salamanders

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: VHCC Professor Searches for Salamanders Submitted by Anne Dunham, coordinator of PR & marketing, Virginia Highlands Community College Editor’s Note: Each year, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in partnership with Dominion Resources, presents the Outstanding Faculty Awards, which recognize Virginia’s exemplary, higher-education faculty members. The VCCS is proud that […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

GET INVOLVED! Your tweets and posts can help our students #SlashStudentDebt!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

GET INVOLVED! Your tweets and posts can help our students #SlashStudentDebt! The VCCS is marking National Community College Awareness Month in April with a social media campaign based around the hashtag #SlashStudentDebt. All 23 colleges are participating, and we ask that staff and students join our campaign by sharing the content on your own personal […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New FACA Tool Keeps Students On-Track

Posted By Laura Osberger | 1 comment.

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New FACA Tool Keeps Students On-Track A new tool with a rather indelicate-sounding acronym has launched at all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. The Financial Aid Course Audit tool, or FACA, ensures that our colleges comply with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Title IV regulations, which affect federal financial aid funds. The […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Slashing Student Debt Means Being Proactive

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

1. They procrastinate. Instead, take some college-level courses while you’re still in high school to reduce college stress and costs. Ask your school counselor about Dual Enrollment options. 2. They don’t look ahead. Talk to a financial advisor to understand how student debt burdens can weigh you down for years.   3. They don’t consider […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Top 5 Ways For High-School Students to Save Money on a College Education

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

1. Consider the options before you enroll. Check the price tags for earning degrees at for-profit, state universities or community colleges. You can do that easily and for free using the Virginia Education Wizard’s College Cost Calculator tool. 2. Take college-level courses while in high school. It’s a great way to save money later. Virginia’s Community College […]

Read Full Post