Financial Aid

 Apply for FAFSA

At VSU we understand that many students require financial aid to achieve their dream of attending. For that reason, we have a system in place to make sure our students are aware of potential HBCU financial aid opportunities, as well as the procedures to apply for that aid.

Please check your VSU email and Banner Self-Service Account frequently for financial aid updates.

Here are the Important steps to complete prior to arriving to school:

  1. Complete Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note. (This step is only for new students at VSU.)

  2. Apply for Parent PLUS Loan.
  3. View and Accept your Financial Aid Offer.

  4. Students who need to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal should submit electronically to Please be sure to include the appeal form and academic plan. Documents can be found here.

  5. Work-study positions will be very limited this semester. Students who qualify will be notified via VSU email account with instructions.

  6. The Financial Aid Office is closed for in-person service. New “virtual” appointments are available.

  7. Contact information- Email us at or call us at (800)823-7214/ (804)524-5990.

*For information about the CARES Act Grant, please click here Federal CARES Act Grant Reporting information.


Complete FAFSA by March 31st

Complete FAFSA by March 31st

Virginia State University's school code is 003764.

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