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City of Manassas Tuition Assistance Fund: Grow Manassas

The City of Manassas is committed to increasing access to quality higher education. It has established a tuition assistance fund for City of Manassas residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education and training at Northern Virginia Community College. Through the Grow Manassas tuition fund program, the City is awarding thousands of dollars in tuition fees to its residents who want to pursue careers in high-demand sectors.

You must certify that you meet the following criteria:

  • A City of Manassas resident (20110 zip code only)
  • A Virginia resident for the past 12 months (VA domicile for FastForward programs only)
  • Completed High School/GED, college, or equivalent
  1. Complete this Interest Form and verify your eligibility.
  2. Create a MyWorkforce student profile (new students only).
  3. Enroll in Classes – You can browse available classes. We will contact you with registration information once your eligibility is verified. A domicile verification form will be part of the registration process for FastForward classes.


City of Manassas residents who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Grow Manassas tuition fund will pay up to $1,500 toward the cost of the tuition (first one-third) for a FastForward short-term credential program. Residents may apply for multiple awards if enrolling in stackable credential programs. Applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Important: Course completion is required. If you do not complete the FastForward program or do not attend, then you are responsible for the second third of the full tuition price. Learn more about FastForward

  • CompTIA® A+
  • CompTIA® Linux+
  • CompTIA® Network+
  • CompTIA® Security+
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)
  • IT Support Technician Pathway
  • Cloud Architecture Pathway
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Nurse Aide Preparation (CNA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Medication Aide
  • Commercial Driver’s License Class A Training (CDL-A)
  • EPA Section 608 Technician Certification (HVAC)
  • SHRM Certification Exam Preparation

Please visit MyWorkforce for information on these programs.

The Grow Manassas tuition fund will also support tuition for these career skills building programs for residents who want to enhance their employability or change careers.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • ESL for Support for Nurse Aide Students
  • CompTIA® IT Fundamentals
  • Phyton Programming
  • Coding Certificate
  • Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 
  • Google IT Support Professional Certificate
  • TESOL Certificate
  • Microsoft Office

For a limited time, City of Manassas residents can take advantage of a 25% tuition discount on select NOVA Workforce classes. Complete this Interest Form, and a NOVA staff member will contact you with registration information and your 25% discount code.