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Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits

Yes! You can receive both VA educational benefits and financial aid by filling out the FAFSA. You may be eligible for federal, state and/or institutional grants, loans and scholarships in addition to your VA educational benefits. Veteran students are considered independent students per FAFSA guidelines, and you do not need to report your parent financial data.

Reminder: The FAFSA is available starting October 1 for the following academic year, and the priority deadline to be considered for state and institutional grants is March 2 – so don’t forget to complete the FAFSA early!

For general questions and information about the FAFSA and financial aid, please stop by or contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. For questions about VA benefits and/or how your VA benefits will affect your financial aid award, contact the VA Certifying Official located in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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