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Applying for Financial Aid

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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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How to Apply For Financial Aid

Eligibility for financial aid begins with filing the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be completed online at 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

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

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

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

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

8. 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.


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