Office of Financial Aid

FVSU Cost of Attendance

Complete the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

School Code: 001566

*The FAFSA form is available for short periods of time while site performance is being monitored and updates are being made to the form to provide you with a better experience. 

Office Location

C.V. Troup Administration Building
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030

Business Hours

Spring and Fall
Monday – Friday: 8 am- 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Summer 2023
Monday - Thursday 8 am-5 pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed for Business 
Call Center: (478) 825- 6363
Call Back Queue
Someone from the Office of Financial Aid will call you back.

“The Office of Financial Aid seeks to provide financial aid services which are sensitive to individual student needs and effective in enabling students to bridge the gap between family resources and educational expenses.”

Quick Access

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File Your FAFSA® here.

The vast majority of students in the United States pay for college through federal student loans or grants, and to receive federal aid, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Everyone applying for any type of aid at Fort Valley State University has to complete this application. You (and your parents) are just showing the government and the university how much help you need by providing household and income information.

Don’t worry, once you have all the information you need to provide, completing the application can take as little as 30 minutes.


View and apply for FVSU scholarships here.

FVSU students are eligible for a limited number of scholarships administered by the university. These merit or need-based funds do not have to be repaid.

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Key Steps to Apply

The financial aid process can seem like a lot to wrap your mind around, but it’s really pretty simple if you understand the steps in process. It’s like walking–just put one foot in front of the other.

1. Complete the FAFSA®.

It all starts here. Be ready with your household and financial information, like your parents most recent tax returns, and you can finish in well under one hour.

Learn more about the FAFSA®

2. View your Student Aid Report.

Three to five days after your complete your FAFSA®, the federal government will email you with instructions to find out how much money you are eligible for.

3. Verify.

Sometimes, the federal government may want you to resubmit some information which they don’t quite understand. Don’t stress. Lots of applicants are asked for “verification.”

Learn more about verification

4. Come back here.

Come back to FVSU’s financial aid website to stay on top of your important dates. Continue to check your student email.

5. Official Aid Notification.

FVSU will let you know precisely how much money you have been awarded through the MyFVSU portal ( You will need your official FVSU email address.

Go to MyFVSU (Banner Web)

6. Accept the terms.

Agree to the terms and conditions associated with the money you have been awarded and accept your award offer.

Accept your terms and awards

7. Get loan counseling.

If this is your first time receiving federal loans, you have to complete online counseling to make sure that you understand what you are agreeing to.

Learn more about loans

8. Apply your aid.

Use your aid to pay for college and other expenses like books, room, and board.

FVSU Bursar/Cashier's Office

Read more about the steps for applying for financial aid here.

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Very Important Dates

Applying for aid is way easier if you stick by some important dates.

Fall enrollment deadlines:

  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA is delayed until December 2023.
  • March 1: New and returning FVSU students who have completed their FAFSA® by this date will receive processing priority.
  • April 30: Deadline for completing your FAFSA® if you are enrolling in the fall semester.
  • June 1: Deadline for completing Verification for the fall semester.

Spring enrollment deadlines:

  • November 1: Deadline for FAFSA® Completion if you are enrolling in the spring semester.
  • November 30: Deadline for completing Verification for the spring semester.

Types of Aid

Generally, there are four types of aid:

  • Grants- money you don’t have to pay back. These are usually based on need, meaning the gap between what your family can afford to pay and how much it costs to attend college. Grants may provide some or all of your need. Learn more.
  • Scholarships- money you don’t have to pay back. These are usually based on merit, meaning achievement like your G.P.A. or leadership accomplishments, your answers to essay questions, or how well you fit the special criteria of the donor. Learn more.
  • Loans- money you do have to pay back, but not right away. When you take out a loan, you have to pay it back with interest over a period of time once you complete your education. Most student loans come from the federal government, but there may be times when you need to take out private loans from a bank or other financial institution. Learn more.
  • Work study- earning money by working part-time jobs (mostly on campus) while you are enrolled. Learn more.

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Watch and Learn

It’s understandable if you have questions about the financial aid process. After all, although FVSU is one of the most affordable schools in the nation, paying for college isn’t something you do everyday. Here are videos to answer more questions you may have.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Watch: What is an EFC?

Explore more about the Expected Family Contribution here.

Appeals (Current Students)

Watch: What is an appeal?

Explore more about financial aid appeals and satisfactory academic progress here.

More videos…

Watch: How do I renew my FAFSA® application?

Explore more videos on a wide range of topics here.

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