Virginia Tech awards financial aid to qualified students through scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. To apply for need-based aid, entering freshmen and transfer students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to a federal processing agency by Feb. 15, in time for the analysis to be returned to the university's Financial Aid Office by Mar. 15.
A Virginia Tech bulletin on financial aid for students describes numerous scholarships, low-interest loans, and other financial aid programs. These programs include the Pell Grant Program, College Scholarship Assistance Program, Supplemented Educational Opportunity Grant Program, National Direct Student Loan Program, College Work Study Program, Guaranteed Student Loan Program, and Merit Scholarships.
For Biochemistry scholarships given out by the department please see (Scholarships and Awards)
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards many scholarships to entering freshmen who are enrolled in the College. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are not necessarily based on financial need.