Financial Aid Office

McFarland Hall 2nd Floor 219


Betty Schumacher
(800) 532-8641 extension 37412
(701) 845-7412
FAX: (701) 845-7410

Assistant Director

Marcia Pritchert
(800) 532-8641 extension 37541
(701) 845-7541


Patti Rickford
(800) 532-8641 extension 37542
(701) 845-7542

Education is the foundation upon which this country continues to build.  Valley City State University serves as a vital link in the process by complying with federal regulations to enable graduate students to receive consideration for aid in achieving their goal.  Applicants are eligible for consideration in regard to the Federal Unsubsidized Direct loan.

Application Period and Deadline

The application period for 2017-2018 begins after October 1, 2016.  In order to apply for aid, applicants should first have an ID and password (which serves as an electronic signature) and can be applied for online.  Once the ID and password are obtained, one can apply for financial aid.


In order to receive aid, students must meet Satisfactory Progress requirements published on the VCSU Financial Aid website.

Types of Financial Aid

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Valley City State University students may be eligible to borrow funds through this federal program to help cover the expected family contribution or help meet unmet need.  Interest does accrue while enrolled.  No loan can exceed the estimated budget for enrollment.

Federal Teach Grant

This Grant was established to prepare teachers for the "high teacher shortage" areas.  The program has stiff eligibility requirements and eligible students must complete "An Agreement to Serve" each year the grant is awarded.

Check the "Fact Sheet" with the information/details regarding eligibility.