Financial Aid

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More than 80 percent of Vermont State University students receive some form of financial aid. Our dedicated financial aid team works to bring a Vermont State education within reach for students from all financial backgrounds with grants, scholarships, student loans, and more. Here, we are committed to making your education as affordable as possible so you can confidently invest in your future and be well on your way to a successful career.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students who plan to enroll or return for Fall 2024 will complete the new 2024-2025 FAFSA on This new form is aimed at making it easier for students and their families to apply for financial aid with a more streamlined application process.

To prepare for completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA:

  • Create your account
    • Didn’t submit a 2023–24 FAFSA form? Make sure to create your account—and remember your username and password so you can access and submit the 2024–25 FAFSA form. Parents who will be providing their information on the FAFSA should also create their account.

For more information regarding FAFSA Simplification visit

Types of Financial Aid at Vermont State

  • Scholarships: Institutional merit-based scholarships are awarded by the admissions office using information provided on your admissions application. Scholarships are available for first-year students, returning students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students who are registered full-time. Many students also apply for outside scholarships to help with the cost of attendance. Scholarships are aid that you do not have to pay back.
  • Grants: Federal and institutional grants are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Many Vermont State students are eligible for these grants. Students must be registered full-time for institutional grants. Grants are aid that you do not have to pay back.
  • Loans: Federal loans may be awarded as part of your financial aid package. Private loans may help you with the cost of attendance and require a separate application. There are several loan options for you and your family. All loans must be repaid.
  • State Aid: Vermont students can apply for the Vermont State Grant through Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) at Students can contact VSAC to learn more about additional funding options. Out-of-state students should contact their state’s Higher Education agency.
  • Work-Study: This aid allows you to work on campus to earn money to help pay for your college costs and daily expenses. Many departments across Vermont State University’s campuses offer work-study opportunities.

Vermont State University’s School Code: 


All students should use this code when completing their FAFSA,
regardless of their campus affiliation.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Financial aid is available for graduate students, too. You must complete your FAFSA at to be considered for graduate financial aid, which is most often in the form of federal unsubsidized loans.

We’re Here to Help

Our Financial Aid team is here to help you and your family learn how to apply for financial aid and understand all the types of aid you may be eligible for. We know that navigating financial aid can be stressful, and we’re here to help you!


If you have questions regarding Financial Aid at Vermont State, please email