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Welcome to the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid website! This is an excellent source of information to guide you through the financial aid process.

Are You Prepared to Attend VT?  Student Financial Aid Checklist

The general scholarship application is now closed. However, if you are interested in applying for scholarships in the School of Visual Arts (SOVA) please login through the Scholarship Gateway.


FAFSA 2017-2018 - The new FAFSA became available on October 1st and the priority deadline was January 15, 2017, although application the application is still open and will be till the end of spring 2018. Access the FAFSA here. Be aware that the 2017 -2018 FAFSA will use the tax information from the 'prior-prior year', which means the same tax information you entered for 2016-2017. If you are able, make sure to use the IRS Date Retrieval Tool (DRT) to ensure that the tax information corresponds with the previously entered date, as this saves essential time in your application process. Please visit for more information. For more information about the new FAFSA, click here

FAFSA 2016-2017 - Although the priority deadline has passed, you can still apply for Federal aid all the way to end of the spring semester of 2017.  

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

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.

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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 Scholarship Gateway is now open for the 2017-18 academic year! You may access the Scholarship Gateway here.

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

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.
This is also where you access the 4506-T form for Verification of Non Filing Letter

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.