Financial Aid Process

Let’s break down everything you need to do to get your awards package.

Graphic icons in red to explain the financial aid process: Apply, File the FAFSA, and Receive your letter

1. Apply to UVa-Wise

First things first. Submit your college application by the correct deadline. During this time you can also talk to your admissions counselor about any scholarship opportunities that might be available in your community.


2. File the FAFSA

Make sure your and your parents’ tax returns are completed and filed as soon as possible, since you’ll need them to fill out the FAFSA. Submit your FAFSA soon after October 1 at On the form, request for a copy to be sent to UVa-Wise. Our school code is 003747.

File FAFSA School Code: 003747

3. Receive Your Letter

In the spring, you’ll receive an awards package detailing the forms of assistance offered to you. Sign and return, keep a copy for yourself, and respond promptly to any requests for further information. Then get excited: You’re going to college.

Need help? Contact the Financial Aid department at 276.328.0139 or email