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Financial Aid


Longwood Financial Aid Resources

Applying for Financial Aid

Most students are eligible for some type of financial aid regardless of family financial circumstances. To be considered for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted designating Longwood University (school code 003719) to receive FAFSA results. Students are encouraged to apply electronically using FAFSA on the Web (available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ ). The priority filing date for an electronically submitted FAFSA is March 1. Students applying using a paper FAFSA available from high schools, colleges and most libraries should mail the form to the federal processor by February 15.

Some financial aid programs have limited funding and can be expended quickly. Students should complete the FAFSA using data from completed tax returns. If necessary, estimated tax information may be used in order to meet the Longwood University priority filing date. The Office of Financial Aid will receive your data electronically from the United States Department of Education and will determine your eligibility.

The FAFSA may be completed and submitted in advance of being accepted. However, an offer of admission to a Longwood University degree or certificate program must be made before your financial aid application will be processed. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Financial Aid Programs

Federal Programs

Program Eligibility Award
Federal Pell Grant

Undergraduates attending at least half-time*

$4,050 maximum $400 minimum

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Undergraduates attending at least half-time, Pell Grant eligible

$4,000 maximum $100 minimum

Federal Work-Study

Attending at least half-time

Varies - $2,000 average

Federal Perkins Loan

Attending at least half-time

$4,000 maximum
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan

Attending at least half-time

Freshman: up to $2,625 Sophomore: up to $3,500 Junior/Senior: up to $5,500 Graduate: up to $8,500

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (FPLUS)

Parents of undergraduates attending at least half-time (not based on financial need)

The amount a parent can borrow is the total cost minus other financial aid

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Attending at least half-time (not based on financial need)

Same terms as the Subsidized Stafford Loan except the borrower must pay the interest that accrues while in school

State Programs

Program Eligibility Award

Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP)

Full-time attendance, graduate of a Virginia high school with at least a 2.5 GPA

Up to the total of tuition and fees

Virginia Commonwealth Award (CA)

Undergraduates attending at least half-time

Up to the total of tuition and fees

Virginia College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP)

Undergraduates attending at least half-time

$5,000 maximum $400 minimum

Longwood University Programs

Program Eligibility Award

Undergraduates attending full-time; Various academic standards; need is not a requirement

Determined by academic qualifications

Longwood Grant

Undergraduates attending full-time

Up to $3,000

Longwood Athletic Grant

Non-Virginia residents; participant in inter-collegiate sports program

Determined by Athletic Department

Longwood Work Experience

Attending at least half-time; not based on need

Varies - $2,000 average