You may be very surprised at just how affordable Valpo can be. 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.

How to Apply

  1. To be considered for any type of scholarship and financial awards from Valpo, you must apply and be admitted to Valparaiso University.
     Apply for Admission
  2. To be considered for federal and state financial aid, including loans, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. If you have not already, the student and parent will need apply for a FSA User ID to electronically sign the FAFSA at https://fsaid.ed.gov. Our school code is 001842.  File the FAFSA

Application Criteria

Generally, aid recipients at Valparaiso University must:

  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • 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.

Home School students and undocumented students are encouraged to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information on admission and available aid.

Information for undocumented students

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Why file the FAFSA?

Valpo strongly encourages all students to file the FAFSA to be in the best position to receive all qualifying aid. Here are reasons why you should consider as well:

  • In addition to federal and state grants, Valparaiso University offers grants based upon need through the FAFSA. Valparaiso University bases its own FAFSA-based grants on a more generous treatment than the federal formula.
  • You could qualify for federal student loans with an in-school subsidy or for the unsubsidized student loan.
  • You are eligible to apply for the PLUS Loan.