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.
While your parents are an important partner, you are primarily responsible for your Virginia Tech experience. All email notifications regarding financial aid will be sent directly to you . Therefore, we recommend that you educate yourself on the financial aid process to avoid missed deadlines, document requests, and potential financial aid opportunities.
Prior to admission, USFA will correspond with prospective students via the email address provided on the FAFSA. We will be notifying students about any verification requirements. These notices will be time-sensitive. Therefore, we recommend that students and/or parents monitor this email address frequently.
After being offered admission to Virginia Tech, and paying the matriculation fee, new students will receive instructions to create a PID (Personal Identification) and an accompanying password. With this PID and password, the student can create a Virginia Tech email account. We will begin communicating with new students directly through the Virginia Tech email account immediately after the acceptance deadline. Therefore, we recommend that students also frequently monitor their VT email account.
Please note: The PID is different from the Virginia Tech Student ID Number. For inquiries about financial aid, please use the student ID Number (90xx-xxxxxx).
HokieSPA (Hokie Student Personal Access) is the primary information gateway for every student. Through HokieSPA, the student can register for classes, add and drop classes, review class schedules, update personal information, and view the e-bill from the University Bursar as well as financial aid information from USFA. Certain financial aid requirements can only be completed on HokieSPA.
Because these requirements have deadlines, we recommend that newly admitted students set up HokieSPA as soon as they are able. (HokieSPA is not available until the matriculation fee has been paid.) See the USFA HokieSPA page for more information.