VMI admits applicants regardless of financial circumstances or aid eligibility. When creating a financial aid award including loans for students, the Office of Financial Aid works to provide the best package possible based on the information provided.
Please note, an individual must be appointed to the Institute before a final financial aid offer is made. Award estimates will be available when financial aid requirements are complete, and sent to applicants. These estimates are not guaranteed and subject to change. Apply to join the Corps of Cadets today and contact the admissions team with any questions.
The Financial Aid Process at VMI:
- Create an FSA ID and password on the Federal Student Aid website to serve as your electronic signature.
The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) will be available sometime in December for free to complete on the Federal Student Aid website using prior-year taxes. We encourage families to file regardless of income and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
- Financial aid estimates will be provided on all documents are received.
- If appointed, you will be notified of your final award amounts.
The process for applying for financial aid is the same for current cadets except for having to apply for admission to the Institute.