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The 2015-2016 Scholarship Gateway is now open.  It can be accessed through the Scholarship page.  Applications are available for General Scholarships, New Horizons Scholarship, Presidential Campus Enrichment Grant (PCEG), the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and the College of Science. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015.  Please contact our office with any questions.

Attention Prospective Students and Parents:

The 15-16 Pamplin New Horizons Scholarship application is NOW available in the Scholarship Gateway.  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015.

The 15-16 FAFSA Priority Deadline is March 1, 2015.

FAFSA Fridays

During the month of February, USFA will be available to assist students and families in submitting their FAFSA applications.  Our Staff will be available:

  • Friday February 6th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday February 13th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday February 20th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday February 27th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

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.

    NP Calculator


    HokieSPA Tutorial


    orientation video


Contact Information

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


Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


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


If you are a person with a disability, and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify our office.  Read more about Services for Students with Disabilities at Virginia Tech.



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.