As many as 90% of the students at VHCC receive some kind of financial aid, shows the latest data. More information regarding the financial assistance schemes can be accessed on VHCC’s official financial aid page at http://www.vhcc.edu/index.aspx?page=375. Notably, a total of 66% of the applicants to Virginia Highlands Community College receive the Federal Grant every year. Meanwhile, 77% of the applicants receive the Student Grant and 16% are awarded the Institution Grant, while 66% of the students get the Pell Grant. While the Federal Grant awardees receive an average aid of $4,737, the State Grant receivers and Institution Grant beneficiaries get $1,397 and $1,340, respectively. And, for the Pell Grant awardees, the average aid amount is $3,877. The annual family income of a candidate is one of the key factors in determining their total eligibility for financial aid. In addition to financial grants and scholarship schemes, students can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to pay for their education. In contrast to grants and scholarships, student loans are taken by the candidates at a certain rate of interest. While grants and scholarship schemes do not require repayment, student loans should be repaid by the applicants within a given period.