Financial Aid Process
In order to apply for financial aid for 2014-2015 a cadet (or a prospective cadet) needs to complete and to submit the VMI Financial Aid Application and the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Best place to start is the VMI Financial Aid home page. The awarding process for prospective cadets begins March 1st and for returning cadets April 1st. Both prospective cadets and returning cadets will be notified through their VMI email account when financial aid has been awarded. Award letters may be viewed only through Post View.
Prospective cadets and returning cadets selected for “verification” will be notified and must provide requested information as soon as possible in order to receive financial aid.
Subsidized and unsubsidized federal direct loans only are accepted or rejected through Post View. If you accept your loans and are a first-time borrower (Direct or PLUS Loan) you must complete/submit an electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) at https://www.studentloans.gov. In addition, new first-time borrowers (Direct Loan) are also required to complete entrance counseling at https://www.studentloans.gov.