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Possible Reasons for Financial Aid Delays or Refunds


Interested in applying for a 2014-15 Federal Parent or Graduate PLUS loan?  The application is available at


Have you been denied a Parent PLUS loan?  Read more here.


Federal Work Study positions currently available through the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid:

  • The Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid is seeking work-study student applicants for the position of Student Assistant.  Applicants must possess strong oral and written communication, and an exemplary work ethic.  Please login to Hokies4Hire to apply.
  • Federal work-study students are needed to fill community service positions on and off campus!  Please visit Hokies4Hire for more information.
  • The Virginia Tech Community Literacy Corps (VTCLC) is looking for FWS students to work as tutors in the elementary schools and after school programs, middle and high schools in the area.  Please visit Hokies4Hire if interested.


Students, parents, and borrowers can now log in to to view their federal student loan and grant history from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®).


Frequently Asked Questions are found here.


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

Read and learn tips for a successful financial aid year.

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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. 

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program that provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet the cost of education.

Virginia Tech offers several types of loans from the federal government based on the financial need of the student.

Grants are awarded based on the student's financial need. Like scholarships, grants 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.

Graduate Assistantships

Offered through the Graduate School.

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 2014-2015 Academic Year begins January 1, 2014.
  • 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

    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.