No. The FAFSA can be submitted any time after January 1 of the year you are applying.
Yes. A FAFSA must be filed each year and is based on the previous year's income and current assets.
Please complete the Net Price Calculator found on our website.
Here is a link to our tuition and fees and room and meal costs.
No. Grants are non-repayable gift aid.
We are committed to you completing your education at VU. Aid is renewed consistently if finances remain consistent and we have a current FAFSA on file. If there are changes (increases or decreases) to your FAFSA information, your award may be revised accordingly.
Yes. Living expenses are part of the total cost of attendance and are based on standard amounts as determined by our office. Should you find that your expenses are different than these amounts, you may submit a request to have these revised along with the proper documentation.
Complete our summer aid application. You may receive federal loans in the summer as long as you are at least half time between the two sessions. Summer federal aid is based on the FAFSA information for the academic year preceding summer classes.
Only limited scholarships and/or private loans co-signed by a U.S. citizen. There is no Federal aid available.
No. You will need to submit the FAFSA information to the new school.
Scholarships and grants are available as long as you remain a full-time undergraduate student making statisfactory progress toward your degree. See the SAP policy for more information.
It is usually best to submit them by June 1st or as soon as possible after the request is made but understandably, it may not be possible until the family's taxes are completed. Verification can lead to a change in the award as FAFSA input may be corrected by our office. It is critical that the documents be received before the beginning of the academic year as no federal aid can disburse without them. However, if there is a delay, the documents can be received any time during the academic year.
Here is the link to our scholarship page.
Yes, there are renewable if you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward your degree.
The Founders and Board of Director Scholarships are exceptions to the above regulations. A 3.0 must be maintained.
When viewing your award letter on DataVU, click on the "Donor Information" link to view their contact information. (Not all scholarships require a thank you note.) Click here for tips on writing your Thank You note.
No. Academic scholarships offered by Valpo are based on high school performance and test scores and are set at the time of admission. However, exemplary academic performance may be awarded with both departmental awards and outside scholarships as the student progresses in their area of study.
Please note that in general we will not reduce previously awarded grant aid from either federal, state or institutional resources.
Please complete a Special Circumstance Form and submit it to our office at any time. Never hesitate to call and speak directly to a counselor should you have concerns or questions about your specific situation.
Student loans are deferred as long as a student continues to attend at least halftime at any institution.
The Borrower may submit a signed request to decline a loan. This can be a written note, an e-mail, a fax, or complete the Loan Change Form in the Financial Aid Office.
Yes. There is a good deal of flexibility in reinstating and declining the entire loan or portions of it. All requests must be made by the loan holder in writing.
Yes. In financial aid lingo it is known as self help aid. Student loans have a low interest rate and deferred repayment. A student should consider this to be one of the best investments they can make in their future.
Entrance counseling must be completed on-line for all new federal borrowers. Exit counseling is completed on-line any time a student's enrollment drops below half time.
A master prom note is a legal contract received and signed by each student or parent borrower and returned to the school prior to loan funds disbursing.
If you are participating in a program sponsored by Valparaiso University, your aid will be in place just as if you were to remain on campus, possibly with some adjustments to the cost of attendance. If it is not sponsored by Valpo, you may receive aid directly from the other institution or request a consortium agreement for Federal aid to transfer (Valpo scholarships would only be offered with a Valpo program).
Yes. This will require setting up an arrangement with the other institution and is handled on an individual basis. You may receive Federal aid only. Valparaiso University funds will not transfer to the other school.
Any student who attends Valparaiso University may work on campus. Over 40% of the students who attend are employed in various offices and services, and find it helpful to not only cover books and personal expenses but to allow them to experience a different facet of college life while gaining valuable work experience.
A family may sign up for a 10-12 month payment plan with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For a $55 fee upfront, they have money directly withdrawn from a bank account and sent directly to the school. For the 12 month plan, payments begin May 1 with final payment for the school year due April 1.
Full payment is due by August 15 for the Fall Semester and December 31 for the Spring Semester, unless you you have chosen the extended payment plan through TMS.
Over 94% of VU's first time freshmen
Over $25,000 per year (combination of scholarships, grants, loans and employment)
No. You can speak to any of us. Certainly, if you wish to request someone specifically, it is not a problem.
No. You may if you wish, but we have an open door policy and in most cases students and families are seen by a counselor on a drop in basis with little waiting.
If you withdraw after the 60% point of the semester and all your financial aid has credited toward your student account, typically no changes to your aid will occur. However, if you withdraw before the 60% point of the semester or if all your financial aid is not processed by the time you withdraw, your aid may be adjusted. If you are thinking about withdrawing during a semester, it is important to meet with a financial aid counselor so they can review your aid status with you.
Repayment on student loans begins 6 months (or 9 months for Perkins loans.) after you are no longer enrolled at least half-time. If you reenroll at least half-time in a college (either at Valpo or somewhere else) during your 6 month grace period, you still can qualify for an in-school deferment.