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

Prospective cadets and returning cadets may be selected by the Department of Education for verification.

To complete verification, you must provide a completed and signed verification worksheet and also request a copy of the tax return transcript for all tax filers from the IRS.

  1. Request your transcript here: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript 

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