Apply for Financial Aid

Virginia Military Institute admits cadets regardless of financial circumstances or aid eligibility. When creating a financial aid award, the Office of Financial Aid works to provide the best package possible based on the information provided.

Prospective Cadets

  1. Apply for admission to Virginia Military Institute. Cadets must be appointed to the Institute before a financial aid offer is made.

  2. Submit the VMI Financial Aid Application along with your admission application. Deadline March 1.

  3. Create an FSA ID and password online at fsaid.ed.gov to serve as your electronic signature.

  4. Beginning October 1, the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) is available for free to complete at fafsa.gov using prior year taxes. We encourage families to file regardless of income. Students should specify 003753 as the code number for Virginia Military Institute. Apply now: www.fafsa.gov . Deadline March 1.

  5. After you’ve been appointed and we have received your FAFSA, and VMI Financial Aid Application along with any other documentation that has been requested, we will send you a paper copy of your Financial Aid Award describing the aid you are eligible to receive. At that time, you should be able to review your financial aid awards online.

Current Cadets

The process for applying for financial aid is the same for current cadets with the exception of having to apply for admission to the Institute.

FAFSA Priority Deadline – March 1 -   If you miss the Priority Deadline, you should still complete the FAFSA and financial aid application. However, the availability of funds will be limited.  Tips for completing or correcting the FAFSA

 


Financial Aid Verification

You may be randomly selected by the Department of Education for financial aid verification. If selected you must:

  1. Complete the Verification Worksheet.  If you are an independent student complete the Verification Worksheet - Independent.

  2. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS-DRT) is currently not working.  In lieu of the IRS-DRT, if you and your parent are tax filers you need to request a 2016 Tax Return Transcript, free of charge from the IRS online at www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript or by telephone at (800) 908-9946, and provide our office with a copy.

Financial Aid Appeals

  1. If your financial situation has changed dramatically in 2017, complete the Financial Aid Appeal Form to request a review by the Director of Financial Aid.