You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), each year to be eligible for federal funds. Eligible students may benefit from federally funded programs such as:
Federal Pell Grant: $602 to $5,730
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program: $4,000 (Due to Federal Sequestration the maximum award amount for awards disbursed prior to 10/1/14 is $3,964.40)
Federal Work-Study Program: $1,500 (average)
Federal Perkins Loan: $1,500 average
Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan:
Freshman $3,500 + Additional $2,000 Unsubsidized Loan Funds
Sophomore $4,500 + Additional $2,000 Unsubsidized Loan Funds
Junior/Senior $5,500 + Additional $2,000 Unsubsidized Loan Funds
For additional information regarding these programs and more, be sure to check out the following website:
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
An excellent source of financial aid information. The site includes links to free scholarship search services and more.
Other Types of US State Government Aid
If you are not from Virginia and are interested in exploring other grant assistance from your state, visit this website for contact information.