Financial Aid Information

Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans

Valley City State University strongly encourages all graduate students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive consideration for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans (VCSU school code #003008). The FAFSA can be completed on-line at:

However, in order to sign your application electronically, you must have a 'PIN' number first. You can apply for this 'PIN' number at:

Institutional Scholarships/Waivers

VCSU is working to develop scholarships for graduate students.

Satisfactory Progress Requirements

It is a federal requirement that all students must maintain Satisfactory Progress Requirements in order to receive aid. Failure to maintain these requirements could mean suspension from all federal financial aid programs. In order to better understand the minimum requirements it is recommended that you read the attached document. Should you have further questions regarding this policy feel free to make inquiries to the Financial Aid Office.

Refund/Repayment Policy

Students that withdraw early and receive aid must go through a process of calculating refund/repayment based on the date of withdrawal. The institution must adhere to federal guidelines (which differ from state policy). Students that have not received their aid package by the time of withdrawal will still be responsible for costs incurred during enrollment.

It is recommended that you review the attached policy to consider how an early withdrawal could affect you.

External Aid