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. Prospective and returning cadets may be selected by the Department of Education for verification.  Certain steps still must be completed before you will be awarded financial aid.

    1. Please complete, along with your parent(s), the Verification Worksheet.
    2. If the student and/or parent were non-tax filers for 2015, please complete the Student Statement of Non Tax Filing or Parent Statement of Non Tax Filing as applicable.
    3. The Internal Revenue Service's Data Retrieval Tool (IRS-DRT) is currently not working.  In lieu of the IRS-DRT, if you and your parent are tax filers you need to request a 2015 Tax Return Transcript, free of charge from the IRS online at or by telephone at (800) 908-9946, and provide our office with a copy.

  2. Complete the Financial Aid Appeal Form to request a review by the Director of Financial Aid.