Keeping your aid

It's important to remember that students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid before each year of college to determine financial aid eligibility. In addition, to maintain aid, students have to meet satisfactory academic progress. If a student experiences a special circumstance that prevents them from meeting satisfactory academic progress, there are options. The student can file an SAP appeal to have their case reviewed.

Need to apply for summer aid?

Students who receive financial aid during the regular school year and anticipate enrolling for a summer session should plan their budget ahead of time. To be considered for summer aid, students must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2023-24 academic year.

Learn more about summer aid

Complete Student Verification

Federal Verification Process

We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for Virginia Commonwealth University. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Virginia Commonwealth University’s unique website link to start the verification process.

We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.

Follow these steps to complete your verification.

  • Access our school’s unique website link in the email from or listed below.
  • Create your account* and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
  • Complete your Task List.
  • Confirm your signature and review your information.
  • Sign your account.

*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Verification Gateway Links

2023-2024 Federal Verification:

2024-2025 Federal Verification:

Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or

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