Types of Aid

Scholarships and Grants

VMI offers both merit and need-based scholarships and grants. In most cases, applicants are considered automatically for need-based scholarships after submitting the VMI Financial Aid Application and the FAFSA.

Merit scholarships, administered through the Dean's Office, require separate applications.

Merit Scholarships

ROTC & Outside Awards

ROTC scholarships are not offered directly through Virginia Military Institute, they must be applied for through their respective branches. Outside awards consist of aid from sources and agencies other than VMI.

It is incumbent upon the student to notify the Financial Aid Office of such awards.

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Federal Loans

VMI participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program providing federally insured, low-interest, long-term loans to cadets and/or their parents to help cover the costs of college.

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Veterans Benefits

More information about Virginia Military Survivors/Dependents Education Program and Federal Programs available for students. 

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