Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

How to Apply For Financial Aid at Northern Vermont University

Eligibility for financial aid begins with filing the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be completed online at StudentAid.gov each academic year. The FAFSA is available beginning October 1. The information provided on the FAFSA is used by the Central Processing System (CPS) to determine an expected family contribution (EFC). The EFC is used to determine what types of aid students qualify for.

Undergraduate students may be considered for grants, loans and work-study funds. Graduate students may be eligible for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan if enrolled at least half-time.

How to Apply

1. Students (undergraduate and graduate) and parents of dependent students, must create a FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

2. Apply online at StudentAid.gov.

3. Be sure to provide the NVU “Federal School Code” in the required section on the FAFSA. Your information will then be forwarded to the NVU Financial Aid Office (Johnson or Lyndon) by the federal processor. The Federal School Code for Northern Vermont University is 003688. 

4. Use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for both parent’s and student’s 2019 federal tax information. (Please note that the mailing address for Northern Vermont University is in Johnson, Vermont, the school code applies to both NVU campuses).

5. View “7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student’s Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.”

6. You will receive an email from the Department of Education containing a link to your processed FAFSA, aka Student Aid Report.

7. Undergraduate Vermont residents should apply for a state grant online at VSAC.org. Non-residents should inquire within their own state Higher Education Agency.

8. Applications are awarded in chronological order by their date of receipt and are subject to the availability of funds.

9. If you are a returning student, you will receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education reminding you to complete a renewal FAFSA.

Questions?

Northern Vermont University - Johnson

Student Administrative Services
802.635.1671
FinancialAid@NorthernVermont.edu

Northern Vermont University - Lyndon

Student Administrative Services
802.626.6396
FinancialAid@NorthernVermont.edu

Northern Vermont University - Online

Student Administrative Services
802.635.1671
FinancialAid@NorthernVermont.edu