Virginia College not allowed in Georgia training program

TUITIONProgram - Virginia College* - GNTCAdministrative assistant certificate - $17,188 - Less than $2,000Cosmetology certificate - $19,828 - $7,500Associate degree in criminal justice - $34,276 - $5,200Medical assistant certificate - $21,460 - $4,875Pharmacy tech certificate - $21,460 - $3,075Medical billing and coding certificate - $21,460 - $4,875* Books and other fees are built-inSource: Northwest Georgia Regional Commission

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Northwest Georgia officials have decided Virginia College can't be involved in their programs because the for-profit school's tuition is too high and it's not accredited by the right group.

Members of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission voted unanimously not to allow the college to participate in training programs through the Workforce Investment Board.

The college's initial request was denied, and this latest decision turned down the college's appeal.