Awarding Process

At the time of the initial review, if a file is considered complete and all information is accurate, we will evaluate your eligibility based on general requirements and specific program requirements and offer a financial aid package designed to best meet your needs. The Office of Financial Aid will consider you for the most beneficial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and subsidized loans, before offering other types of aid, such as work study and unsubsidized loans. For programs with limited funding, applications received by the priority date are ranked in order of need and awarded until funds are depleted.

If you have been accepted for admission to VSU, you will be notified of your award via a notification letter that will be mailed to your permanent home address. The award letter lists the sources, amounts, and semesters for which assistance is offered. Instructions for accepting these award amounts will accompany the award letter.