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Welcome to the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA) web site! Our web site is an excellent source of information that will guide you through the financial aid process.

Are You Prepared to Attend VT?  Student Financial Aid Checklist
Scholarship Update:  Scholarships will be awarded over the next month.

Prospective Students:  Award notices have gone out by U.S. mail.  Please email our office at finaid@vt.edu if you have not receive one.  You can also view your award online at the Guest Access where you check your Admission status.

The FAFSA Priority Deadline has come and gone, but you can still apply for Federal aid. Apply now for the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  You can submit your FAFSA with estimated income information if you have not filed your taxes.  You may still be eligible for a Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized).  If you need to utilize the PLUS Loans (Parent and Graduate), the 2016-2017 FAFSA is required.

FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018

Loan Repayment Guide

Quick Guide to Financial Aid

Need to change your financial aid?  Email our office at finaid@vt.edu.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  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 into Hokie SPA and selecting "FERPA."

 

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

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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 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

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 2016-2017 Academic Year begins January 1, 2016.
  • The last day you may complete the 2015-16 FAFSA is June 30, 2016.

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

The 2016-2017 Scholarship Gateway is now CLOSED.

See the Scholarship Handout for scholarship tips and deadlines:

Scholarship Handout (PDF | 260KB)

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 StudentAid.gov/FAFSA 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 laid out in detail.

More Videos and Tutorials 

    NP Calculator

 

    HokieSPA Tutorial

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

 

Email:       finaid@vt.edu
Phone:     (540) 231-5179
Fax:         (540) 231-9139

 

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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.