The 2018-19 FAFSA Opens October 1, 2017!!

Starting October 1, 2017, the 2018-19 FAFSA will be open to file. Don't forget to submit it as early as you can!

New Regulations for the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP)

Beginning with the 17-18 academic year, new regulations for VGAP require students to advance to the next class/grade level each academic year.

For example, a freshman student receiving VGAP in the Fall 2017 semester must advance to sophomore level prior to the Fall 2018 semester (12-month time-frame) in order to "renew" VGAP for the Fall 2018 semester. If the student does not advance a class/grade level in the 12-month timeframe, he/she may be considered for the Commonwealth Grant, (which is a lesser amount until he/she advances to the next class/grade level. Once the student has advanced to the next class/grade level, then the student may be reconsidered for VGAP (if funds are available). Students should be sure of their hours earned towards a class/grade level. Students can view their overall earned hours in myLongwood.

VGAP also requires full-time enrollment each semester. Additional eligibility criteria can be found at

http://schev.edu/docs/default-source/tuition-aid-section/undergrad-grad-financial-aid/vgapfactsheet.pdf