To be considered for financial aid, the student must have been admitted to the College and plan to enroll as a degree-seeking student. Some programs require that students have a demonstrated financial need. Scholastic qualifications are also considered and, for College grants and scholarships, priority is given to those students who have demonstrated academic talent and potential.

The Financial Aid staff determines who will be eligible to receive aid and the amount of that aid. In arriving at such decisions, the cost of education and the total resources available to the student are considered.

As part of the application process, students are asked to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who areVirginia Residents enrolling for first time at aVirginia private institution are required to complete theVirginiaTuition Assistance Grant application (TAG) by July 31. Both the FAFSA and TAG applications are available from the College’s financial aid office, as well as the College’s webpage.