Apply for Financial Aid

Each year, cadets and prospective cadets must complete and submit

  1. VMI Financial Aid Application and
  2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

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.

  1. 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
       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.

  1. Request your transcript here: 

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