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Financial Aid at Valley City State University

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Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in yourself – take advantage of all the financial assistance you can by exploring the many forms of aid available. We pride ourselves on offering the most generous scholarship package in the region.

Eligibility and Applying for Financial Aid

Families can apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). One application is all it takes to be considered for aid at VCSU. Every family is strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA. The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal, state and university aid programs. VCSU does not have a priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA, but you are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available annually on October 1st.

VCSU School Code: 003008

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be admitted to a degree-granting program at VCSU

What Happens After I Submit my FAFSA?

You may apply for financial aid before you receive an admission decision from Valley City State University. However, you won’t be notified of what federal financial aid you have been offered until you have been fully admitted. You will receive a financial aid offer detailing the amount and type of federal financial aid for which you qualify.

Please review our guide to Understanding Your Award Notification to clarify what you are receiving.

Please contact with any questions.

Sources of Financial Aid

Look into all possible avenues of financial aid to ease the burden of the cost of a college education. VCSU is proud to offer the best scholarship package in the region, helping students from all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their educational goals.

Check with your high school and local businesses for opportunities. Consider your talents, whether academic, athletic, fine arts or otherwise and apply for scholarships in those areas.

Use a free scholarship search engine to help you.

How to spot a scholarship scam:

Other sources of funding for college can include:

  • Personal 529 savings plans
  • Military/V.A. Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Third Party Payments
  • Student Employment

Learn more and find contact information here.

Private Loans 

To determine an approximate cost of attending VCSU, please utilize our Net Price Calculator.

We provide this calculator to help prospective students and their families in determining what to anticipate for cost.

Contact Financial Aid Staff

Karen Crooks

Karen Crooks, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

Financial Aid

Office Location
  • McFarland Hall 219