Skip Menu

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content

University Scholarships and Financial Aid

    Buruss Hall in the Fall
    Buruss Hall in the Fall
    Students in DX
    Campus bike ride
    Morning Drillfield
    Ladies at Deets

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 continue to be awarded over the summer for the 2016-17 year.

Attention Graduate Students: You must be enrolled in at least 5 credits to use Federal Direct Student Loans. If you will be less than 5 credits, we will not be able to process your loans. Please notify us if this is the case.  In addition, we need to know if your enrollment will be less than 9 credits so we can adjust your loan amount accordingly. Please notify us of your enrollment by emailing at

NEWS FLASH!!  FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018 - The new priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is January 15, 2017!  The new FAFSA application will be available on October 1, 2016.

The FAFSA Priority Deadline has come and gone, but you can still apply for Federal aid.  For additional information, click here.

Loan Repayment Guide

Quick Guide to Financial Aid

Need to change your financial aid?  Email our office at

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.

Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter Flash.Mail and get the latest financial aid alerts and information

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 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 January 15 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 2017-2018 Academic Year begins October 1, 2016.
  • The last day you may complete the 2016-17 FAFSA is June 30, 2017.

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:

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 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


Phone:     (540) 231-5179
Fax:         (540) 231-9139



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.