Financial Aid Handbook

The Financial Aid Handbook is a resource to assist students and families in the financial aid process.The below sections correspond to the order most students follow in applying for financial aid. We recommend you review each chapter and download as needed.


2014-2015 Student Charges, Tuition, and Fees


Financial Aid application timelines, FAQs, and a host of online resources are available in this section.

Application Procedures for Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS Loan)

Application Procedures for Federal Direct Stafford Loan

Applying for Aid

Information on the FAFSA includes dependency status, verfication, and what documents students and families will need to reference. This chapter also includes information on scholarships at the College and Veterann's Benefits.


Consent to Disclose public records form for FAFSA application.

Dependent Verification for Financial Aid

Independent Verification Worksheet for Financial Aid

Preparing for Financial Aid

An introduction to the financial aid process. This chapter offers information on financial aid estimators (FAFSA4CASTER and the College's Net Price Calculator), a glossary of frequently used terms, and applying for a federal PIN.

Renewing, Maintaining and Repaying

The requirements students must follow in order to maintain a financial aid award while enrolled at the College. Information included here also address how to renew financial aid and the repayment processes for student loans.


Special circumstances form for requesting financial aid





Understanding the Award

Information to help students understand the financial aid award letter. This chapter also reviews how to finalize financial aid, College scholarships, and student employment.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) Application