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Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is granted from the U.S. Department of Education, which helps eligible students pay for higher education expenses. It is used to cover expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, school supplies, and transportation. It can include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study Program, and Federal Direct Loans. Please visit www.studentaid.gov for more information about federal student aid. The types of federal financial aid available at VIU are:

  • Federal Grants: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG, Available in 2017-2018), and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
  • Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized Direct Loan, Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Direct Parent PLUS Loan


VIU encourages students to apply for outside scholarship awards.  Some helpful resources in receiving scholarship funding include:

Tuition Payment Plans

Virginia International University offers a variety of tuition payment plan options to allow students to finance tuition costs across a given semester. Click here to read more about the types of installment plans available to VIU students, along with eligibility requirements.

Veterans Benefits

Virginia International University is proud to assist United States military veterans and their dependents who are eligible for the various Educational Assistance programs offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information on eligibility, the types of veteran benefits available at VIU, or how to apply, click here.