Mason Virginia Promise

The Mason Virginia Promise is a guaranteed pathway to a bachelor’s degree or help starting a business for every Virginian who wants one.

The MVP extends Mason’s ADVANCE Partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to other community colleges around Virginia – called the Mason Academies. Students who earn their associate’s degree at one of those community colleges would be guaranteed admission to Mason to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Virginians who aspire to start a business can receive assistance from one of Mason Enterprise’s 27 Small Business Development Centers, and other federal, state, and local support programs, as well as five incubators around the state.

Mason Enterprise staff last year advised and supported 10,000 small businesses with 27,000 hours of one-on-one counseling. In addition, about 18,000 entrepreneurs took part in 863 SBDC-sponsored no-cost or low-cost programs.