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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.

January 2017 Hokie Financial Focus

January 2017 Hokie Financial Focus

In This Issue:

  • I completed my my FAFSA - Now what happens? 
  • Scholarship Gateway
  • Education Abroad
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Bursar's Corner:

  • Are you ready to pay Spring Semester by 30th?
  • Tax Season Information
  • Add/Drop, Spring 2017
  • Expecting a Refund?
  • 2016/2017 Tuition and Fees Rates & 2017 Winter Rates
  • FERPA Authorization


Freshmen and Transfer Student Flash.Mail

Freshmen and Transfer Flashmail (PDF | 1MB)

In This Issue:

  • Congratulations
  • Accepting Your Awards
  • Have you completed and turned in any documents that USFA may need to finalize your financial aid package?
  • Completing the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note for Your Loans
  • Federal Work Study
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Parent PLUS Loan
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Virginia Tech Summer Academy

Student Loan Repayment Hokie Financial Focus

Student Loan Repayment Flashmail (PDF | 1MB)

In This Issue:

  • Exit Counseling
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  • Federal Stafford Loan Repayment
  • Federal Perkins Loan and Brookings Loan Repayment
  • Loan Consolidation


Over 30,000 subscribers read our monthly Hokie Financial Focus.  While, some of the topics are specific to Virginia Tech, a great deal of the information is applicable to the scholarship and financial aid processes and programs across the country.  

This newsletter is especially useful for:

  • Current and prospective Virginia Tech students
  • Parents and guardians
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Anyone interested in financial assistance opportunities at Virginia Tech