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Our CICV Presidents were proud to join with their peers from Virginia's public institutions and community colleges to send this message of support to our current and future students. Be safe. Be informed. Be Well. #VAHigherEdTogether

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CICV President Retiring after 40 Years of Leadership

The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, Inc., (CICV), a nonprofit organization representing 27 accredited nonprofit independent colleges and universities in Virginia, announces the retirement of its president, Robert B. Lambeth, Jr. Lambeth, whose retirement comes after nearly 40 years of leadership, is the longest serving president of a state private college association in the U.S. Read more here >
Virginia Private College Week
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 Virginia Private College Week.  Virginia Private College Week, which is held the last full week of July each year, is a long-standing tradition for our colleges. Students who visit at least three Virginia private colleges during this week are eligible for 3 admissions fee waivers to be used at any Virginia private college. Waivers are sent electronically by the end of September.  For more information on the week, visit:  http://cicv.org/Our-Colleges/Virginia-Private-College-Week.aspx  (2022)  Virginia Private College Week will be held Monday July 24-July 29, 2023.  

Virtual Visits are still available and can be found here:  https://virtual.vaprivatecolleges.org/


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  • MYTH: Only low income or extremely smart students receive financial aid for college.

    FACT:There are many forms of financial assistance available that are not merit or need-based, including institutional grants and state grants, as well as work-study programs. According to a recent study by the Human Capital Research Corporation, institutional grants constitute the largest source of financial assistance for students attending Virginia private colleges.

  • MYTH: Private colleges cost significantly more than public colleges.

    FACT:The difference is far less than many families assume, thanks to significant institutional, merit and need-based grants and the Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG). According to a recent study by the Human Capital Research Corporation, the average price gap between a Virginia private and public college is only $4,700 (after grant aid from all sources).

  • MYTH: Private College v. Public College – there’s not much difference, really.

    FACT:Parents and students should compare graduation rates, the time it takes to earn a degree, overall class size, student/faculty ratio, and the personal attention received by students. With a strong commitment to graduating students in four years or less, an average class size of only 16 students, and a 11:1 student/ faculty ratio Virginia private schools rank very favorably in all categories.

  • MYTH: Private colleges are too expensive.

    FACT:In 2011, 87% of freshmen at Virginia private colleges demonstrated financial need, with an average financial aid total of $20,463 (grants, work study and loans). Virginia residents attending an in-state private college also receive the undergraduate Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) award ($3,200 in 2016-17). Federal tax credits and deductions can benefit some of those who do not receive grant aid.

  • MYTH: Private liberal arts colleges won’t prepare me for a job.

    FACT:The benefits of a private liberal arts college are more valuable than ever. Students learn to think and communicate effectively – attributes sought by employers in all professions.

  • MYTH: Private colleges are not diverse.

    FACT:Virginia private colleges enroll a higher percentage of African American undergraduates than Virginia public institutions. They also enroll a larger percentage of Pell Grant recipients (students who receive federal need-based aid).

    
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