How to Apply for Aid
Students must reapply for financial aid each year.

The universal application for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA , available online. Students who apply online must create an FSA ID and password and must use it to sign the application and/or make corrections. If a Parent's signature is necessary the parent must also apply for an FSA ID and password to sign the student's application and/or make corrections. See pdf Steps to Create FSA ID for instructions. Paper FAFSAs are available only in extenuating circumstances.  

All educational institutions have their own deadlines and other criteria that must be met. 

1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Victoria College's FAFSA school code (FICE code) is 003662.  (You must choose at least one college code).

2. Review the results of the FAFSA which will be sent to the email address you provided on the application or by paper if no email address is provided.  A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to your email approximately one week after submitting the application online; paper results will take 4-6 weeks.  Make corrections on the FAFSA website if any of the information is incorrect. 

3. Apply for admission and submit your GED or official high school transcript with your graduation date, as well as transcripts from all colleges attended. 

4. The Department of Education selects a certain percentage of the FAFSAs submitted for a process called verification. If your file is selected for verification, you will be required to submit all IRS tax transcripts used to complete your FAFSA, as well as a Verification Worksheet. Other documents may also be required in order to verify the information in your file. All requested documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid office to continue the processing of your application.

  • Students can now request their IRS return transcript online via the IRS website or call their toll free number at 1-800-908-9946.  Click IRS Online Instructions to get instructions to retrieve your IRS Tax Return Transcript through their website.

5. An award notification email will be sent to your Pirate Portal when your financial aid file has been processed.

6. If all required documents are submitted by the priority deadline and you have received an award letter stating your estimated financial aid award amounts, then Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG), and scholarship funds may be available for use in charging tuition, fees, and books. 

If the priority deadline is not met, you must be prepared to make other arrangements for the payment of your initial tuition and fees and for the purchase of your books. 

7. You may charge tuition, fees, books, and supplies against available financial aid funds through the 12th class day of the Fall and Spring semesters (through the 4th class day of Summer semesters). Any remaining balance on grant funds and some scholarships will be mailed to you approximately three weeks after the 12th class day of the semester (4th class day for Summer semesters).

8. Changes to your mailing address, email address, and/or phone number may be made through your Pirate Portal, or you may notify the Welcome Center. 

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