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Financial Aid February 2021

Want to Know More About How Financial Aid Can Help You Earn a Degree or Certificate? We’ve Got You Covered!

DURING FEBRUARY’S FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS MONTH, THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA (SCHEV) TEAMED UP WITH FINANCIAL AID ADVISORS AROUND THE STATE TO HELP YOU LEARN WHAT TO DO AND NOT TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO FINANICAL AID.

Using financial aid to help offset college costs is often a necessary part of being able to afford college for many Virginia students. The application process alone can seem like a daunting task. But, during February – Financial Aid Awareness Month (#FinAidFeb) – the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) asked advisors across the state to share their best tips and tricks for being successful at obtaining financial aid.

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Northern Virginia Community College
Old Dominion University
Randolph-Macon College
Reynolds Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Virginia State University
Washington & Lee University
Norfolk State University
Virginia Tech
James Madison University
William & Mary

“Understanding how financial aid works is crucial,” said Peter Blake, director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, “because it comes from many different sources, including grants and scholarships, work-study, loans and tuition waiver and savings programs. The best part is that students may use a combination of these financial aid sources at the same time to make college even more affordable.”

In 2019-20, the Commonwealth of Virginia appropriated more than $250 million to institutions to support undergraduate student aid awards. Virginia’s six primary state aid programs help Virginia residents attend public and private nonprofit two- and four-year institutions.

"When students know how to obtain financial aid, it can change the trajectory of their lives and careers,” said Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni. "With many students and families experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19, this #FinAidFeb we want to emphasize that Virginia students CAN afford to attend college, especially when they are aware of all the state, federal, and private resources available to them.”

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