The Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) is an alternative option to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The VASA application provides access only to state financial aid programs
Who should file the VASA Application?
Virginians who are nonimmigrants, undocumented, have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or are otherwise ineligible to file the FAFSA and would like to be considered for state financial aid. Applicants must qualify for in-state tuition.
The VASA application provides access only to state financial aid programs. The VASA application does not provide access to federal student aid.
Who should file the FAFSA?
United States citizens and eligible noncitizens can complete this form to apply for federal and state financial aid.
Only the FAFSA gives you access to federal grants and federal student loans. If you are eligible to complete the FAFSA, complete the FAFSA form. Only if you are ineligible to complete the FAFSA should you complete the VASA application.
This College promotes and maintains educational opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), veteran status, or other non-merit factors.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies: Dr. Mark C. Rowh, Vice President for Workforce Development and External Relations and Equal Opportunity Officer, 217 Edwards Hall, 540-674-3600, ext. 4241. Inquiries concerning Title IX (sexual harassment, sexual assault/domestic violence/dating violence, and stalking) may be directed to Dr. Deborah Kennedy, Dean of Student Services, 268 Rooker Hall, 540-674-3690. or, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Mr. John Bowler, Academic Advisor for the Center of Disability Services, 115 Christiansburg site, 540-674-3600, ext. 4418. Inquiries concerning ADA and Section 504 may be directed to Ms. Lucy Howlett, Coordinator of the Center for Disability Services, Advising Center, 275 Rooker Hall, V/TTY 540-674-3619.