Graduate Student Financial Aid

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Education is the foundation upon which this country continues to build. Valley City State University serves as a vital link in this process by complying with federal regulations to enable graduate students to receive consideration for aid in achieving their goal. Applicants are eligible for consideration in regard to the Federal Stafford loan (both subsidized and unsubsidized).

Application Period and Deadline
The application period begins January 1 of each year for the following academic year. In order to have all paperwork completed on time, it is recommended that applicants start the application process at least three months before a semester starts. In order to apply for aid, applicants should first have a PIN # (which serves as an electronic signature) and can be applied for at: www.pin.ed.gov. Once the PIN is obtained, one can apply for aid online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov .

Types of Financial Aid

Federal Stafford Loan
Valley City State University students may be eligible to borrow funds through this federal program by demonstrating financial need. The loan program provides long term, low-interest benefits up to $8,500 per year.

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Valley City State University students may be eligible to borrow funds through this federal program to help cover the expected family contribution or help meet unmet need. Interest does accrue while enrolled. This program makes available loans up to $10,000 per year (no loan can exceed the estimated budget for enrollment).


For more information contact the VCSU's Financial Aid Office at:
1.800.532.8641 extension 7412
701.845-7412
betty.schumacher@vcsu.edu