Applying for financial aid

The financial aid package you receive can directly impact the affordability of a quality college education, whether public or private. Valpo offers 90% of its first-time freshman a financial aid package that may include a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and/or campus employment, depending upon the student's need. You and your family may be very surprised to learn just how affordable Valpo can be!

How to Apply

  • New students receive consideration for academic scholarships and awards not based on need when they apply and are admitted to Valparaiso University. Apply for Admission.
  • To be considered for federal (including loans) and state financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
  • Student and Parent can apply for a PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA -

Application Criteria

Generally, aid recipients at Valparaiso University must:

  • Be degree-seeking, and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) for most aid programs.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester) for certain federal loans and other programs.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen.
  • Not be in default on a federal loan, owe a refund, or be in repayment on any federal or state program.