Financial Aid

Workforce Investment Act (WIA): If you have been forced out of work due to downsizing and reorganization, you may be eligible for federal training dollars. The Workforce Investment Act is designed to help displaced workers obtain training in fields that serve local employee bases. You may request a Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education course if it is not offered on the WIA Eligible Provider/Program List. Contact your local Department of Labor representative or One Stop Advisor for more information: vdba.virginia.gov

Private Lenders: For a list of comprehensive private alternative loan lenders that students at Virginia Tech have borrowed from in the past, as well as, other loan information and resources see Virginia Tech University Scholarships and Financial Aid -- Private/Alternative Loans.

Other Funding Sources: Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education programs are not eligible for a Hope Grant, Hope Scholarship, Pell Grant, or any other federal financial loan package. For more information on programs that are eligible for these loan options, please visit or contact the Virginia Tech Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Applying for Financial Aid?

If you are applying for financial aid to offset the cost of tuition first choose your method of financial aid and apply with that lender.

Once you receive notification of approval, enroll in your class or program by downloading and completing the registration form. Send the registration form along with your approval notification as well as the Financial Aid Agreement (PDF) to the address indicated on the registration form.

The lender will process your application and notify our financial aid office of your loan status. For more information, email Nancy Rakes (nancyr@vt.edu). Please use "Financial Aid" as your subject line. All loan information must be certified at least two weeks prior to the start of class.