To receive financial aid through Virginia Tech, each student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for many scholarships (including general scholarships from our office), grants, work study, and federal loans. (Alternative educational loans must be applied for separately through a private lender.) View our web page for additional information on private loans. The FAFSA is available for completion on October 1 prior to the upcoming aid year, and must be submitted (with valid signatures) by Virginia Tech's priority deadline of January 15th.
You may choose any of these three methods to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Complete a PDF FAFSA
The PDF FAFSA The 2016 - 2017 School Year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) is available for you to print and fill out manually or is screen-fillable. Screen-fillable means you can enter your data on the screen before printing. If you choose this option you will not be able to save your data to your PC.
Please Note: If you indicate on your FAFSA that you will sign a paper signature sheet and send it in, then the federal processor holds your FAFSA application for 10 days. However, the FAFSA is not held if it is signed with a your FSA ID.
If the FAFSA is not processed with valid signatures by the priority deadline:
It is helpful to assemble the documents needed to complete the FAFSA ahead of time. Students and parents will need;
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Click here for simple steps to transfer tax information into your FAFSA.
Apply for financial aid at Virginia Tech by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet allows you to read and complete the questions before entering your information online. The questions are listed in the same order that they appear on the Web site.
FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.