What You Need to Know About Applying for Federal Student Aid

To be eligible for any form of financial aid, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form on the FAFSA website. When applying, use the following school codes for Valley College.

  • Online: 026094
  • Martinsburg: 026094
  • Beckley: 030844
  • Princeton 030842

Entrance Counseling

Any student borrowing under the Direct Loan Program for the first time is required to complete Entrance Counseling on-line at www.studentloans.gov . When the loan is being processed, a first-time borrower must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The promissory note should be signed electronically at www.studentloans.gov. The electronic confirmation of entrance counseling and completion of an MPN are sent directly to the Financial Aid Office.

Exit Counseling

All Valley College students who have borrowed a Federal Student Loan (Title IV Loan) must complete Loan Exit Counseling upon leaving the institution. Please have your US Department of Education four-digit personal identification number (PIN) ready before you start the process.  The Exit Counseling session is available at www.nslds.ed.gov. Remember to submit the session when you are finished so that the results will be sent electronically to Valley College. If you have questions about the status of your Federal Direct Loan(s), please contact Borrower Services at 800-848-0979.

Loan Repayment Information

William D. Ford Direct Loans do not have to be repaid until six (6) months after the student graduates (completes his or her program) or ceases to be enrolled in a program. Only one six-month grace period is granted to each student. The repayment process for parent loans begins within sixty (60) days after the last disbursement for the year. To view repayment plan options go to www.studentaid.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans.

Get Guidance On Your Funding Options

The dedicated Financial Aid Advisors at Valley College are happy to help you explore your options and understand the funding services open to you.

If you or someone you care about has questions about Financial Aid, programs or anything else, please call the campus nearest you to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable Advisor.

Beckley: 304-252-9547
Martinsburg: 304-263-0979
Online: 888-535-3276
Princeton: 304-425-2323