Financial aid award packages are available for review and/or printing from Banner Web. Awards for first-time freshmen and transfer students whose files are completed by the priority deadline of March 1 will have awards posted on Banner Web beginning around May 1. Continuing students financial aid award packages are available on Banner Web for review and/or printing after spring grades have been posted and satisfactory academic progress (SAP) has been determined, generally beginning around June 1. Returning students should access their Banner Web account shortly after the spring term to ascertain their SAP status. Students not making satisfactory academic progress will have their eligibility suspended for the subsequent fall term but, may appeal. All appeals must be received by the published deadline date for the intended term of attendance. Please review our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for additional information.
If your financial aid award package includes a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling (EC), if you are a first time borrower at Fort Valley State University. Your loan funds will not be disbursed to you if you do not complete the MPN and EC. You can complete the MPN and EC at www.studentloans.gov.
What do I do if I am not awarded enough financial aid?
If your award package does not include enough funds to cover your expenses, you may want to have your parents apply for a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). The parent borrower must complete the loan application process and entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov. The parent borrower must also complete the PLUS Pre-Application Form which can be downloaded and printed from our website under the Documents & Forms Section. The Pre-Application must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. Parent borrowers are encouraged to borrow enough funds for the entire academic year and to complete the PLUS process at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to the start of the term.