FAFSA Code: 003753  

E: Financialaid@vmi.edu 
P: (540) 464-7208
F: (540) 464-7629

Financial Aid Office
Virginia Military Institute
306 Carroll Hall
Lexington, VA 24450


 Navy Recruiting District (NRD)-Richmond
Officer Programs-Main Office-(804) 771-2001 ext. 151
VMI Campus Liaison Officer-CAPT Brian L. Quisenberry, USN 

Undergraduate programs: 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM (BDCP) 

Provides money for students to focus on completing their degree without having to take on a part-time job.  Enrollees graduate with a guaranteed job as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.  The BDCP Program is currently closed until 2013.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Meet commissioning standards for desired specialty
  • Minimum of 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours completed
  • Less than 36 months to graduation
  • Less than 34 years of age before degree completion (some specialties have younger age requirements)

Benefits:

  • Earn up to $155,000 while in college
  • Medical/dental coverage and life insurance
  • Advancement opportunities while in college
  • College years enrolled in program counts toward retirement
  • Full-time student; military duties begin after degree is obtained
  • Economical shopping at military stores (commissaries and Exchanges)

CIVIL ENGINEERING CORPS COLLEGIATE PROGRAM (CEC) 

Provides money for students to focus on completing their degree without having to take on a part-time job.  Enrollees graduate with a guaranteed job as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be physically qualified
  • 19-35 years old on date of commissioning
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (engineering or architecture degree)
  • 24 months or less from graduation (in an accredited ABET or NAAB program)

Benefits:

  • Earn up to $104,000 while in college
  • Medical/dental coverage with life insurance
  • Possible advancement while in college
  • College years enrolled in program counts toward retirement
  • Full-time student; military duties begin after degree is obtained

NUCLEAR PROPULSION OFFICER CANDIDATE (NUPOC) 

Serve for five years in the Navy after commissioning as a Nuclear Submarine Officer (open only to males) or as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer.  The first year of service includes six months of technical training in Charleston, SC at the Nuclear Power Training Center followed by six months of hand-on training at a Nuclear Power Training Unit.

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be physically qualified
  • 19-29 years old at commissioning (waivers up to 31 years old considered)
  • 30 months or less to graduation
  • Completed one (1) year of calculus and physics with a grade of “C” or better
  • Be enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university

Benefits:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus
  • Earn up to $150,000 while in college
  • Medical/dental coverage and life insurance
  • College years enrolled in program counts toward retirement
  • Full-time student, no military duties while in college
  • $2,000 training completion bonus (paid after Nuclear Power Training Unit)

NUCLEAR POWER INSTRUCTOR/NAVAL REACTORS ENGINEER 

Serve for four years as a Nuclear Power Instructor at the Nuclear Power Training Center in Charleston, SC, or serve five years as a Naval Reactors Engineer working at the Naval Reactors Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be physically qualified
  • 19-29 years old at commissioning (waivers up to 35 years old considered)
  • 30 months or less to graduation (12 months for Nuclear Reactors Engineer)
  • Completed one (1) year of calculus with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completed one (1) year of physics with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completed all technical courses with a grade of “B” or better
  • Be enrolled in a full-time technical degree at a regionally accredited college or university

Benefits:

  • Earn up to $150,000 while in college
  • Medical/dental coverage and life insurance
  • College years enrolled in program counts toward retirement
  • Full-time student; no military duties while in college
  • No Sea Duty required
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Graduate Programs: 

HEALTH PROFESSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP) 

Receive a scholarship for training in Medical, Dental, or Optometry school and have a guaranteed job upon graduation.  Note:  All billets prior to the graduating class of 2016 have been filled. 

Eligibility:

  • Accepted to the next entering class or currently enrolled in a school of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, or optometry in the United States or Puerto Rico that is accredited by the AMA, AOA (osteopathic), ADA (dental) or COE (optometric)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be physically qualified

Benefits:

  • Full tuition towards four (4) years of medical, dental or optometry school
  • All school-related fees and expenses (excluding room & board), reimbursement for books and equipment, and a monthly stipend of $1,907 per month
  • Graduate debt-free; no expensive start-up costs; no malpractice insurance because the U.S. Navy covers you.

HEALTH SERVICES COLLEGIATE PROGRAM (HSCP) 

This scholarship provides cash for college and a guaranteed job as a commissioned officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps, or Dental Corps upon graduation.  Note:  All billets prior to the graduating class of 2016 have been filled. 

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled in, or accepted for transfer to, an accepted college or university in a course of study leading to  a degree in a designated health profession (Pharmacy, Health Care Administrator, Optometrist, Dentist); other specialties may be eligible

Dental 

  • 48 months or less to graduation 

Medical 

  • 48 months or less to graduation 
  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Be physically qualified 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 

Benefits:

Dental 

  • Earn up to $240,000 while earning your degree

Medical 

  • Earn up to $240,000 while earning your degree
  • Medical/dental coverage
  • Tax-free shopping at military stores (Commissaries and Exchanges)
  • Tax-free allowances for housing and meals
  • 30 days of vacation earned each year
  • Opportunity for meritorious promotions