Frequently Asked Question(s)
Q:Why do I need to fill out VCU financial aid forms every year?
A:Students are required to fill out VCU financial aid forms at the start of every academic year. As financial aid at VCU is either need based or merit based, the university needs to keep track of the student's academic progress and financial status. In order to accomplish this, students need to adhere to SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) guidelines and submit current financial information with their application every year.
Q:What is the application procedure for Virginia Commonwealth University financial aid?
A:The application procedure for Virginia Commonwealth University financial aid is pretty straight forward and requires students to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application. Before applying for financial, students are recommended to estimate the cost of their attendance. The FAFSA application is available online and can be submitted at fafsa.ed.gov. Furthermore students are required to include their current financial information with the FAFSA application. It is important that the application is filled out accurately and filled out before the deadline date.
Q:What options of assistance are available with the VCU office of financial aid?
A:The VCU office of financial aid offers its students a number of options. In order to finance their education, students can apply for grants, loans, scholarships and employment programs. In addition to these, Veteran Benefits are also available for students who are interested continuing their studies. Moreover, the financial aid office also offers an installment payment plan.
Q:Is it up to the VCU Financial AidOffice to qualify a student for financial assistance?
A:While it is up to the federal aid officers to decide upon the eligibility of a student for federal financial assistance, it is up to the financial board of the VCU to decide about the eligibility of a student for VCU's institutional financial assistance. Like all colleges and universities, VCU too offers students federal assistance.