Returning Undergraduate Students

Below are the steps needed in order to qualify for financial aid assistance:

  1. Submit your FAFSA by March 2, 2014. As a returning student it is still important to submit your FAFSA by this date, as any need based institutional aid you qualify for will still generally be awarded on a first come first served basis.
  2. Verification: If selected for verification, provide the financial aid office with all documents requested by May 1, 2014. Failure to do this will result in a delay in awarding your financial aid, which may impact your ability to register for classes.  
  3.  Accept or decline your aid. After you have been awarded your financial aid for the year, you will need to log in to your myVU and accept or decline any offered aid. After you have done this we will be able to finalize your awards.
  4. Complete your Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling.  This will only apply if you did not complete these as an incoming freshman, for example if you declined any loans offered to you in your first year, and then choose to accept loans in your second year.

Please note if you are a returning student selected for verification we will not be able to award any financial aid until all verification documents are submitted.