Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources.  The Office of Financial Aid is committed to removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue post-secondary education at Valdosta State University.  We make every effort to assist students with financial need and advocate their interest at the institutional, state, and federal levels.  We support efforts to encourage students to aspire to and plan for education beyond high school and educate students and families through quality consumer information.

The Office of Financial Aid respects the dignity and privacy of students, assures equity by applying need analysis consistently across the institution's full population of student financial aid applicants, and provides services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, grades, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or economic status.  The Office of Financial Aid is committed to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrains from conflict of interest or the perception thereof. 

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is also to insure that the funds are used to the maximum benefit of all students, to improve retention and graduation rates; through the use of technology and through cooperative arrangements with other institutions, development programs and to better serve students and advance student services on the campus of Valdosta State University.