Fairfax, VA Colleges

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Fairfax (pronunciation: /?f?r.fæks/ FERR-faks) (formerly Providence) is an independent city forming an enclave within the Fairfax County, Virginia in the United States. The city is politically independent of the surrounding county and once served as the county seat when the city held town status. Situated in the Northern Virginia region, Fairfax forms part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

The population was 22,565 as of the 2010 Census. In May 2009, Fairfax was ranked No. 3 in the "Top 25 Places to Live Well" by Forbes Magazine. Forbes commended Fairfax for its strong public school system, high median salary, and a rate of sole proprietors per capita that ranks it in the top 1% nationwide.

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Schools in and around Fairfax, VA

Name
George Mason University
Four or more years; Public; $24,230 average out-state tuition; $6,752 average in-state tuition
Northern Virginia Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,389 average out-state tuition; $3,859 average in-state tuition
Columbia College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Westwood College-Annandale
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,036 average out-state tuition; $15,036 average in-state tuition
Springfield Beauty Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Cosmopolitan Beauty & Tech School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Stratford University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,985 average out-state tuition; $14,985 average in-state tuition

Fairfax, VA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship $2,500 March 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017