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What You Need to Know About Applying for Federal Student Aid

To be eligible for any form of financial aid, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form on the FAFSA website. When applying, use the following school codes for Valley College.

  • Online: 026094
  • Martinsburg: 026094
  • Cleveland/Fairlawn: 026094
  • Beckley: 030844

Eligibility Requirements: For information regarding Student Eligibility, click here.

Entrance Counseling

Any student borrowing under the Direct Loan Program for the first time is required to complete Entrance Counseling. When the loan is being processed, a first-time borrower must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The promissory note should be signed electronically at The electronic confirmation of entrance counseling and completion of an MPN are sent directly to the Financial Aid Office.

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Exit Counseling

All Valley College students who have borrowed a Federal Student Loan (Title IV Loan) must complete Loan Exit Counseling upon leaving the institution.

Please have your US Department of Education four-digit personal identification number (PIN) ready before you start the process.  Remember to submit the session when you are finished so that the results will be sent electronically to Valley College. If you have questions about the status of your Federal Direct Loan(s), please contact Borrower Services at 800-848-0979.

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Loan Repayment Information

William D. Ford Direct Loans do not have to be repaid until six (6) months after the student graduates (completes his or her program) or ceases to be enrolled in a program. Only one six-month grace period is granted to each student. The repayment process for parent loans begins within sixty (60) days after the last disbursement for the year. To view repayment plan options go to

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If you’re interested in learning more about your financial assistance and exploring whether Valley College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call your nearest Valley College location today.

Beckley: 304-362-6929

Cleveland: 216-453-8201
Martinsburg: 304-451-3172
Princeton Info Center: 304-579-8767
Fairlawn: 330-997-8900