To be eligible for federal and state financial aid, you will need to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by our priority dates: 

March 1: New students
May 1: Returning students

While we will accept financial aid applications after these dates, aid packages are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants who apply by these deadlines are likely to receive the best offers.

Financial aid applications are available after October 1 for the upcoming academic year. Submit your financial aid application on or before the dates above to be considered an “on-time” applicant. After these dates, awards will be based on availability of funds.

Simplify the Financial Aid Application Process

  • Create an FSA ID which is a username and password combination that serves as your unique identifier to sign your aid application and documents electronically. Parents of dependent students will also need to obtain an FSA ID. Apply for an FSA ID here.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Often referred to as FAFSA on the Web, this online application gives you directions each step of the way.
  • Gather the documents you need before you begin. Review what is needed here.
  • Be sure to provide our “Federal School Code” in the required section on the FAFSA. Your information will then be forwarded to the correct Aid Office by the federal processor. The Federal School Code for Johnson is 003688. The Federal School Code for Lyndon is 003689.
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) which you will receive by email if provided on your FAFSA. If you did not include your email on the FAFSA, it will be mailed to you. You receive the SAR from the federal processor after you file your FAFSA. Review the information for accuracy and make corrections as necessary especially if estimated tax information was used. Learn more about what to expect after completing your FAFSA.
  • Vermont residents should apply for a state grant online at Non-residents should inquire within their own state Higher Education Agency.

Contact Us

Northern Vermont University - Johnson
Office of Student Financial Services

Northern Vermont University - Lyndon
Office of Financial Aid