Financial Aid

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday


Office of Financial Aid
Troup Administration Building | Suite 113
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
(478) 825-6976 fax
(478) 825-6363 office


March 1st, Priority FAFSA Processing deadline

April 30th, FAFSA Processing Deadline for Fall Semester

June 1st, Verification Documents Deadline 

Welcome to Fort Valley State University! The Financial Aid Staff committed to assisting you and your parents in making your experience in the financial aid process as smooth as possible. While planning for college, financing your education is an important investment for accomplishing your future goals. The Office of Financial Aid is available to provide service in the form of counseling, application process, etc.  As you review our web information, you will realize that the University administers a number of financial aid programs that may provide the assistance you need to help pay for your pursuit of higher education at Fort Valley State University.

Our goal is to make your college experience a memorable one. We ask that you help us to help you by taking ownership of completing the financial aid process before the March 30th priority deadline. Meeting deadlines is essential to having your financial aid available before you matriculate. Success means different things to different people. Success to the Office of Financial Aid is being able to provide excellent service to our students by processing your applications timely, efficiently, and accurately.

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The philosophy of student aid is to provide access and choice to students who, without such assistance, would not be able to attend an institution of higher learning. The overall focus and priority of services of the Office of Financial Aid is the student. The priority in this office is to provide our students and their families with exemplary services and to remove financial barriers to student enrollment and retention at Fort Valley State University. We seek to assure that any qualified student who desires to pursue and complete an education at this University can obtain appropriate resources to do so.

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. The delivery of services will be characterized by timeliness, accuracy, clarity and customer friendliness, and will be accomplished through the simplest procedures consistent with fiscal responsibility and governmental and University regulations. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to providing student borrowers with loan counseling and information about loan indebtedness and repayment responsibilities. In responding to the diverse and changing needs and growth of the University community, a spirit of cooperation and an approach which is flexible, equitable, innovative and broad-ranging will be maintained.

The Office of Financial Aid maintains a strong commitment to extending our knowledge through staff development and training, research on financial aid issues and problems, and seeks to assume a leadership role in developing a comprehensive system of student financial support services. The quality of the staff, services, and research efforts will identify the Office of Financial Aid as a center of expertise on financial aid at Fort Valley State University and throughout the financial aid profession.

The Office of Financial Aid will communicate with students primarily through their Fort Valley State University email address and Banner Web. Students will be expected to access Banner Web for the following:

  • To determine missing documents required to complete the application process.
  • To view and print financial aid award letters.
  • To accept, decline, or reduce awards offered.
  • To complete Terms and Conditions.
  • To review Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standing.
  • To review messages from the Office of Financial Aid.
  • To complete Entrance and Exit Counseling and Master Promissory Note.

The vast majority of your questions can be answered by accessing Banner Web. This is especially helpful during our peek processing months when contacting the office is difficult. Banner Web updates occur in real time. What this means is that as we make changes to student’s files, those changes are immediately updated in Banner Web. We have invested in this technology in order to put you in the driver’s seat from any computer connected to the web, thus eliminating your need to visit the Office of Financial Aid and giving you the ability to monitor the progress of your application for financial aid from the comfort of your home.

We urge students and parents to use Banner Web to monitor their application process. By doing so, it permits us to devote time to student applications which are more complex and require additional attention in processing. However, should you need to contact the office, the information provided below will assist you in reaching your Financial Aid Advisor. Advisors have been assigned by the student’s last name.

Office of Financial Aid

Code of Conduct

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 Section 487 (a) (25) (A)-(C), the Office of Financial Aid staff at Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and agents of the Institution will maintain a strictly professional relationship with lenders, guarantors, loan servicers, or the like when performing services relating to the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program, Federal Direct or Private Loans.

The Office of Financial Aid staff and agents of the Institution are prohibited in engaging in any of the following activities:

  • revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender
  • the solicitation or acceptance of any gift from a lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer
  • contractual agreements relating to education loans
  • assigning or recommending to a borrower a particular lender or guaranty agency
  • requesting or accepting the offer of funds for private loans from any lender
  • accepting staffing assistance from any lender
  • endorsement of lenders
  • acceptance of advisory board compensation

The Office of Financial Aid will not hinder a borrower in any way from selecting his/her lender of choice or incur any unnecessary delays in loan certification.  The highest ethical standards will be maintained in following the mission of the Institution and the Office of Financial Aid.