Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Making College Affordable

Around 92% of our students receive over 2.6 million dollars in assistance.  

While a private education is expensive, Valley Forge is dedicated to making college affordable because we believe in the value of a quality education.  Assistance is provided to eligible students through grants, loans, scholarships (link to a scholarship page) and work-study employment.  This assistance comes from state, federal and institutional funds.  To apply for federal and state financial assistance you will need to complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov).  VA benefits (link to our page) are also available for those who qualify. At Valley Forge we always encourage students to take advantage of all means of financial assistance possible.

Federal Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (PDF)

Important Information

FAFSA code: 003386

Forms (See second page)

 MPN and Entrance Counseling (www.studentloans.gov)

Parent MPN (www.studentloans.gov)

Contact Financial Aid Office:

Phone: 610-989-1306

Fax: 610-688-1383

FinancialAid@vfmac.edu

 

Financial Aid Forms for 2012-2013

Please only complete the following forms if they have been requested by the Financial Aid Office:

Certification Page

FERPA

Independent Status Verification

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request Process

PLUS Pre-approval

Verification Worksheet for Dependent Students

Verification Worksheet for Independent Students

Veteran’s Benefits

Along with Tuition Assistance and various Montgomery GI Bill Benefits, service members can apply for federal assistance.

Financial Aid is available for to those who qualify. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, was established to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and work study programs for education beyond high school. The Federal Student Aid website (www.studentaid.gov ) contains valuable information on how to select a school, how to apply for admissions, and how to receive federal financial assistance. To determine if you qualify for federal grants and/or loans, as well as state and Institutional assistance, you must complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) online.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill). Under this program, the act provides payments for tuition, fees, book and supplies stipend and a housing allowance for veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001.

Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows Valley Forge Military College to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund up to 50% of tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap for private institutions. The VA will match the same amount as the institution. Valley Forge Military College funds this in the form a scholarship

Steps to Receive VA Education Benefits:

  • Apply for admission to VMFC
  • Apply for benefits with the VA
  • Complete VMFC Benefits Request form 

Important links

Application for BenefitsGI Bill and Other ProgramseBenefits

Valley Forge Scholarships:

New Students:

Academic Scholarships: 8,000-15,000 per year are offered to students with excellent academic records. Renewable with a 2.0 GPA.

Alumni Scholarship: Up to 2,300 per year. For students who are children of Forge Alumni with demonstrated financial need, renewable by maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Application required.

Battle of the Bulge:  UP $4,700 per year. For students who are the grandson of a Veteran of the Battle of the Bulge with a preference to members of the Delaware Valley Chapter with demonstrated financial need.

Band: Determined by the Bandmaster, contact the music department for details on how to apply. Amounts very.

Mustang: Is committed to supporting economically and socially disadvantaged young men and women who have the qualities of character, intellect, promise and dedication to be “mustangs” in both life and citizenship. Separate application required and recipient is selected by the Mustang Foundation.

Out-of-State Grants:  These grants are awarded to students outside of Pennsylvania and based on the formula set by Pennsylvania to award its own grants to Pennsylvania residents. Grants will not be given to students from states that may bring their state grants to VFMC such as DE, CT, RI.

Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative: Students must earn a high school diploma or GED; live in the commonwealth during the term of the appointment; have a cumulative high school GPA  of 2.0, SAT 850 (Math and Verbal only) or ACT 17. Appointed students will be eligible for a Valley Forge scholarship ranging from $12,000 to $17,000. No merit scholarship will be awarded.

Prior Service Scholarship: Awarded to students with prior military service enrolled as a full-time day student.

Rockwell Foundation: Up to $3,400. Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need with a preference to Bandsmen.

ROTC: Interested students must apply through the ROTC office. Scholarship is full tuition and some fees.  Cumulative 2.5 GPA, Combined SAT math and reading score 920 or 19 on the ACT. Pass the DOD medical exam, be a U.S. citizen of good moral character at least 17 of age years of age. VFMC will provide a scholarship for room and board. Not other VFMC scholarships will apply.

Sibling: $1,500 per year will be awarded to each sibling when two or more dependent siblings are enrolled full-time in the college. Renewable as long as siblings are enrolled and are meeting satisfactory academic progress.

VFMC Achievement Award: Ranging from $10,000-$14,000.  This award recognizes exceptional participation in school activities, community service, volunteer work or special talents academic achievements or standardized test scores. The award is renewable each year provided the student remains a full-time undergraduate in good academic standing. Separate application is necessary.

Woman’s Leadership Scholarship:  Awarded to assist women in their pursuit of solution to the critical social, environmental, health and economic problems facing their communities.

Returning Students:

Achievement Award for Returning Students: Returning Students who demonstrate financial need, involvement and leadership on campus, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated willingness to take student loans may apply.  Separate application required. Applications for the fall semester are due June 1; applications for the spring semester are due November 1. Awards go up to $3,000 per year.

Grace S. W. Linton Nelson Scholarship:  Amounts vary, awarded to students who demonstrate financialneed and would be unable to return.

Hocker Penn Capital Scholarship:  Amounts vary, awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are in excellent academic standing, minimum GPA 3.5.