Information for Parents

Parent Access to Student Records

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the Financial Aid Office will not disclose any student’s financial aid information to parents unless the student provides written consent through our FERPA form.

Federal PLUS Parent Loan

The Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is available to parents of undergraduate students in amounts up to the full cost of attendance less any financial aid. PLUS loans require that students enroll in a degree program at the half-time level or above. Borrowers commence repayment immediately upon disbursement and have up to 10 years to repay. 

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Cadets at VMI, a military college in Virginia, pose with their families during Family Weekend 2022 in Lexington.


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