What is it: FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Who is it for: Everyone who is planning to attend any school of post-secondary education is required to complete the FAFSA application. 

How do I get it: All FAFSA applications must be completed online, the website is

Don’t get scammed: You will never need to pay someone to complete the application for you.  Colleges and Universities have a financial aid office with representatives that can assist with any questions you may have completing the application.

What if I need help: Virginia Western offers 24/7 financial aid support. You do not have to be a student at Virginia Western to call for any FAFSA questions.