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Welcome to the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA) web site! Our staff is here to help students and parents receive the maximum financial aid for which they are eligible.  Our web site is a good source of information that will guide you through the financial aid process.  Should you have questions after reviewing the information online, please feel free to contact our office.


  • New Federal Student Aid (FSA) Identification to Replace the PIN
  • 2015-2016 Award Notifications
  • If You Missed the Priority Deadline…You may still file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans.
  • Are you an undergraduate student who will graduate from Virginia Tech in 2015 with student loans?  Are you curious about the next steps to repay your loan and what repayment plans are available? Do you have general loan repayment questions?  Register for our loan repayment information sessions online at Hokies4Hire.
  • Summer 2015 Financial Aid ( If you have filed the 14-15 FAFSA, no additional application is required.  We will review your eligibility for summer aid based upon your enrollment status.)
  • Looking for a Summer Job? New students can contact our office for an application and continuing students can apply on Hokies4Hire (job number 61999.)

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

If you would like someone else to be able to discuss your account with University Scholarships and Financial Aid, you must setup a FERPA pass code for that individual. We will not release your financial aid or billing information to anyone, including your parents, without a FERPA pass code.  After you have accepted the admissions offer, you may set up this code by logging in to the Hokie Spa and selecting "FERPA."

Use our Financial Aid Estimator to help you estimate your eligibility.

Read and learn tips for a successful financial aid year.

Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter Flash.Mail and get the latest financial aid alerts and information


Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program that provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet the cost of education.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships are managed by the Graduate School and can be in support of general administrative duties, teaching assignments, or research projects

Grants are awarded based on the student's financial need. Like scholarships, grants do not have to be repaid.

Virginia Tech offers several types of loans from the federal government based on the financial need of the student.

Scholarships are similar to grants but they are awarded based on student qualifications and usually include an application process. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. 


Waivers are similar to grants in that they do not have to be repaid, however, they can only be applied to Virginia Tech tuition and fees charges

More Types of Aid

You do not have to wait for an admissions decision before starting to apply for Financial Aid.

To apply for financial aid at Virginia Tech follow the steps below:

If you miss the March 1 Priority Deadline, you may still complete the FAFSA, but you will only be eligible for Stafford Loans and Pell Grant.

Mark your calendars!

  • The FAFSA application process for the 2015-2016 Academic Year begins January 1, 2015.
  • The last day you may complete the 2014-15 FAFSA is June 30, 2015.

More steps in Applying for Financial Aid

Links to the Hokie SPA or Hokie SPA Guest Access

Make sure your financial aid is received without delay by following the steps below.

More steps in Receiving Financial Aid

 Please do not wait for an offer of admissions before applying for scholarships. Apply Now! The application process and deadline will vary depending on who is awarding the scholarship. Please be sure to review the information provided carefully. 

More Scholarship Information

YouTube video showing how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund your education. (You can also visit to learn more.)

 Learn about the steps, the deadlines, the forms, and a lot of the details students and families need to know.

Hokie SPA (Student Personal Access) is a tool for students, faculty, and staff that allows you to view academic, financial, and other pertinent information about your relationship with Virginia Tech. The tutorials in this guide were created to help you understand the resources and functionality available to you in Hokie Spa.

Once you get the bill, what do you do next? Listen to hear your options are laid out in detail.

More Videos and Tutorials 

What is Flash.Mail?  Flash.Mail is a monthly newsletter published by the Virginia Tech Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.  It covers a wide variety of financial aid topics that are pertinent to that particular month.  Flash.Mail subscription is free and can be done by following the information below under Subscription.

Current Issue

Below you will find links to a list of forms specific to each academic year and/or term.  All of our forms are available in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 (free download) or higher to view them.  The contact information for returning completed forms should be listed at the bottom of each form.  Should you have questions or concerns regarding the completion of any of these forms, please feel free to contact our office.

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7 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Click here to learn more.

Data Retrieval Tool Instructions

Click here for simple steps to transfer tax information into your FAFSA.

Requesting a Tax Return Transcript

You can get a tax return transcript online or by mail.  Click here for more information.


Contact Information

Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid (MC0222)
Student Services Building Suite 200, 800 Washington St SW, Blacksburg, VA 24061


School Code: 003754


Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


Phone:     (540) 231-5179
Fax:         (540) 231-9139



University Account Billing and Payments

Want to budget your bill payment over several months?  Read more about the Bursar’s Budget Tuition Plan. 

Would you like direct deposit for your student living expense refund? Click here for more information.