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Current Students

Financial aid eligibility is determined annually, and continuing students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration for financial aid assistance. The FAFSA's annual submission helps identify changes in the information from the previous year that may impact a student’s eligibility for financial assistance. The application process for continuing students is simplified since the CSS Profile is not required once it is already on file from a previous academic year. Below are the links to the FAFSA applications, as well as the deadlines for submission.

Financial Aid Applications

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is required for U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens students requesting consideration for Federal financial aid.  Eligibility criteria and helpful guidance with helping you complete the FAFSA can be found at  Our school code for the FAFSA is 003705.

Everyone’s circumstances are unique, and we will reach out to you if additional information is needed after the initial review of the application. 

Virginian students who are nonimmigrants, undocumented, have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, or are otherwise ineligible to file the FAFSA can still pursue financial assistance from the state of Virginia.  Please visit the Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) page for more information on the VASA Application
Application Deadlines

Our priority deadlines ensure that we can timely determine your financial aid eligibility.  You will still be able to submit the applications after the deadline, but this may delay the determination of your financial aid eligibility.

Continuing Student Priority Filing Dates
Classification Priority Date Final Filing Date
Transfer (fall) 3/1 3/1
Transfer (spring) 11/15 11/15
Continuing W&M Students 4/15 n/a
Appeal for Special Circumstances

There is the opportunity to appeal for a reconsideration of financial aid if there have been any unforeseen changes to the information that was provided on the financial aid applications (ex: involuntary loss of income).  Although the appeal does not guarantee a change in your financial aid eligibility, it does provide the opportunity for an individual review of the circumstances that may have changed and/or not been evident on the financial aid applications.