Each year, cadets and prospective cadets must complete and submit
The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available after October 1, 2016, and will utilize tax information from 2015. VMI's school code is 003753.
by the Priority Deadline –
March 1: for incoming cadets
March 1: for returning cadets
If you miss the Priority Deadline, you should still complete the FAFSA and financial aid application. However, the availability of funds will be limited.
- Verification Worksheet and IRS 4506-T Form
Prospective cadets and returning cadets may be selected by the Department of Education for verification. To complete verification, you MUST:
a. Complete, sign and return the verification worksheet.
b. Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA with your 2015 tax information by using the IRS Retrieval Tool (DRT), (recommended
*You may opt to request a 2015 Tax Return Transcript, free of charge, from the IRS online at
www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript or by telephone at 1-800-908-9946.
c. Important Change: If you (parent and/or student) are NON-TAX Filers, a letter confirming this status from the IRS
must be provided to our office. It may be requested using IRS 4506-T Form to receive a "Verification of Non-filing"
letter from the IRS. Please complete the IRS 4506-T form and mail/fax to appropriate IRS location.
- Request your transcript here: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
- Complete the Financial Aid Appeal Form to request a review by the Director of Financial Aid.
Note: Instead of ordering an IRS tax return transcript you may opt to transfer tax information into your FAFSA by using the Data Retrieval Tool at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources/irs-drt-text