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Federal & State Financial Aid
Federal Financial Aid
Information on applying for federal financial aid, student loans, eligibility requirements, and more, can be found on the Federal Student Aid website.
Types of Programs
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available October 1 of each year. The FAFSA website includes the FAFSA application. For questions about eligibility and the application and awarding process, contact your college financial aid office.
Deadlines vary by institution. Contact your college financial aid office for details.
State Financial Aid
Primary State Financial Aid Programs
- Virginia Commonwealth Award
- Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
- Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program
- Two-Year College Transfer Grant
- Workforce Credential Grant
- G3 - Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back Program
The full list of financial aid programs is also available.
Most state programs do not have a separate application, but require that students submit a FAFSA or VASA application to their preferred institution. See the table of financial aid programs for information on the application process for each program and the table of financial aid deadlines for each institution's requirement for filing a FAFSA as this is often a requirement to receive aid.