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How to Apply for Aid

The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

File your FAFSA each year to be reviewed for federal and Virginia state financial aid programs and for institutional scholarship and grant programs. For maximum scholarship and financial aid consider file your FAFSA and the General Scholarship Application by Janaury 22.

The Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) application

Review this option if you are Virginia student otherwise ineligible to file the FAFSA. Virginia Tech's priority filing deadline for state aid programs is March 1.

Transfer Students

Visit our Transfer Students Guide to find out more about transferring to Virginia Tech. You can also visit our Academic Scholarships.


Complete and submit verification documents if you get selected. About 30% of all FAFSAs are selected for verification. Verification is a process by which certain data and information on the FAFSA needs to be confirmed and verified. We will notify you via email if you get selected. You may also check HokieSPA to learn if you have to submit verification documents.