Admissions - Step 3

Apply for financial aid and explore scholarship opportunities. 

Tip: All forms must be filled out and returned to Financial Aid for your file to be considered complete. The priority deadlines listed below are the dates to have all paperwork and FAFSA done to ensure your file will be processed and you will receive funds in time for payment, if awarded. If you submit all of your paperwork and FAFSA after this date, there is no guarantee you will have funds available for your payment deadline and a payment plan may be initiated to ensure your classes are not dropped. There is a $20 fee to initiate a payment plan. (See Payments on the Registration page)

2016-2017 Award Year Priority Deadline
April 15, 2016 - Fall 2016
October 14, 2016 - Spring 2017
March 17, 2017 - Summer 2017 

Financial Aid

*Tip: Students must re-apply for financial aid every school calendar year. Wait two weeks after filing your taxes to fill out the FAFSA online. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax information to your FAFSA.


Once your admissions application (see step 1 above) has been processed and you have retrieved your Pirate Portal Username and Password: (see Step 4)

  • Login to the Pirate Portal > Financial Aid & Scholarships folder > Accepting Terms & Conditions link > Choose year and Submit > Terms and Conditions Tab > Read and Accept > Accept Award Offer tab > Accept Award

Explore VC scholarships, outside scholarships, and What's Your Story? scholarships.


To apply for a student loan, additional paperwork is needed:

Financial Aid


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