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OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

finaid@radford.edu

Mailing Address:  
Box 6905
169 Heth Hall

T: (540) 831-5408
TDD: (540) 831-5128
F:  (540) 831-5138

Check your Financial Aid Student Requirements on the portal approximately five days after documents are faxed.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS OFFICE

stuacct@radford.edu

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6922
Fairfax Street, Heth Hall

T: (540) 831-5417
TTY: (540) 831-5128
F: (540) 831-5501

View your Student Account online by logging into the portal with your name and password and following these instructions.

PROGRAM REQUIRED APPLICATION DESCRIPTION PRIORITY FILING DATE **
TUITION & FEES
Tuition & Fees
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Please note that fees are set each year in May for the upcoming August-May academic year.  Actual costs for the August 2014-May 2015 academic year will not be available until May 2014. N/A
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Foundation Scholarships Foundation Scholarship Application Substantial merit and need-based academic and athletic scholarship aid is awarded annually to currently enrolled students. Information will be announced on the Financial Aid website in February 2011.
Federal Teach Grant RU Teach Grant Application & FAFSA Must be admitted into an approved Teach Eligible Teacher Education program. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. New students must score above the 75th percentile on the SAT or ACT test. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (5 credit hours as a graduate student).  
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships Yes. Contact USA Funds to request an application Open to high school seniors or individuals who plan to enroll or are enrolled in full or half time undergraduate or in full time graduate course work at an accredit two or four-year college. Students must be enrolled through Feb 1 of the upcoming academic year. Applicants must have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less and be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicants must not currently be in default on any student loans. Review application for deadline. Visit the site or call 888-546-4107 for more information
Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Application Form May not exceed $4,000 annually. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing practice in Virginia for one month for every $100 received. Must be a Virginia resident. Check with the Virginia Dept. of Health.
Outside Scholarships Contact local civic groups and organizations. Some organizations offer scholarships and grants to outstanding students. Review individual scholarship information.
LOANS
Federal Direct Stafford Loan * - William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program FAFSA Promissory Note and Entrance Interview Interest rate for new borrowers is fixed at 5.6%. Fees of 1.5% may be deducted by lenders and guarantee agencies. Four weeks prior to the end of the semester for which the student is applying for aid or four weeks prior to the last day of attendance.
Federal Perkins Loan FAFSA Five percent interest. Repayment begins nine months after student discontinues half-time study. Must demonstrate financial need.  
Graduate Direct Plus Loan FAFSA and the PLUS Promissory Note More information  
Alternative Loan Programs RU Information Request Form and Alternative Loan Application (from the lender) There are various types of these loans which vary between lenders. Review the RU Alternative Loan brochure, visit lender sites, or contact your personal lender. N/A
WORK
Work Scholarship Program Check for available openings beginning the 2nd week of class. Students may work up to 9 hours per week on campus and earn minimum wage. During 2nd week of class
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships Applications are available from the Graduate College, Radford University, Lucas Hall, Box 6928, Radford, VA 24142, (540) 831-5431. Fellowships and Assistantships, valued at $4K - $8K for the academic year, are available to students who demonstrate potential in their selected field of study and are given primarily in recognition of academic qualifications. The student is expected to perform an average of 10 to 20 hours a week teaching, in research, administratively, or other during each 15.5 week semester. Financial need is not a criterion for selection. Several tuition and room scholarships are also available to Graduate Assistant recipients. N/A
Resident Director Applications are available from the Office of Residential Life, P.O. Box 6897, Tyler Hall, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142, (540) 831-5375 Graduate positions in the university's residence halls are valued at up to $10,000 per academic year. Contact the Office of Residential Life.
OTHER FINANCING
Payment Plan Information More information Allows student and their families to make payments on tuition and fees and campus room and/or board charges. More information
Other Graduate Financial Aid Resources More resources
This web page provides links to many valuable resources to help graduate students find financial assistance. N/A
Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship Data Bases More information This page provides links to a variety of general scholarship and fellowship databases. The term scholarship refers to awards intended primarily for undergraduate students. The term fellowship refers to awards intended primarily for graduate and postgraduate students. N/A

*Some programs may require recipients to be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or in another approved status for receipt of Title IV funds. In addition, some programs require students to be at least 1/2 time students, in a degree-granting program, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

**Because funds in these programs are limited, students applying by February 15 before the academic year in which they will be entering will receive priority consideration for these funds.