Financial Aid

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

To apply for financial aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form which can be found at studentaid.gov. You are automatically considered for Vermont State University scholarships based on your admissions application.

The 2023-24 FAFSA will be available beginning Oct. 1. and should be submitted as soon as possible.

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. 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. 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 Program (VSAC) at VSAC.org. 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. A list of work-study opportunities is expected by Summer 2023.

Vermont State University’s School Code: 

003698

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 studentaid.gov to be considered for graduate financial aid, which is most often in the form of federal unsubsidized loans.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • October 1, 2022: FAFSA opens for 2023-24 academic year
  • December 2022: New students will begin receiving their financial aid package

Returning students who have submitted their FAFSA and registered for courses should expect to receive their financial aid offer in the spring semester. More information about financial aid and scholarships at Vermont State will be available at a later date. Please note these dates are subject to change.

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!

Questions?

If you have questions regarding Financial Aid at Vermont State, please email FinancialAid@VermontState.edu.