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Financial Aid

Quick Reference

1. Check Financial Aid Requirements
  • Go to: My Vol State
  • Log in using your USER NAME and PASSWORD.
  • Click the PRIDE ONLINE tab.
  • Under the FINANCIAL AID STATUS CATEGORY, Click ELIGIBILITY.
  • Select AID YEAR 2015-2016.
  • Complete all forms under the STUDENT REQUIREMENTS tab.
2. Check Your Award/Balance/Refund
  • Go to: My Vol State
  • Click the PRIDE ONLINE tab.
  • Under FINANCIAL AID, Click AWARD FOR AID YEAR.
  • Select AID YEAR 2015-2016.
  • Select AWARD OVERVIEW tab.
  • To See Balance/RefundGo to: https://portal.volstate.edu/cp/home/displayloginClick the PRIDE ONLINE tab. Under STUDENT MENU, Click ACCOUNT SUMMARY. Select ACCOUNT DETAIL FOR TERM.
3. Check Attendance Reporting
  • Go to: My Vol State
  • Click PRIDE ONLINE.
  • Under STUDENT MENU, Click ATTENDANCE REPORTING.
  • Select TERM (Spring Term 2016).
  • Click SUBMIT.
4. Print Direct Stafford Loan Request Form
  • Click HERE and open the "Forms" drop down menu then select the, "Direct Loan Request Form".
  • Complete the form and submit to the office.
5. Complete the Exit Counseling Interview
  • Go to:StudentLoans.gov
  • Click SIGN IN.
  • Complete the MY PREFERENCES section.
  • Click SAVE AND CONTINUE.
  • Click COMPLETE COUNSELING.
  • Click EXIT COUNSELING.
  • Complete requirements. Once you receive the confirmation page, you are finished.
6. ElectronicLoan Entrance Counseling and Electronic Master Promissory Note
  • Go to:StudentLoans.gov
  • Follow the instructions. You’ll receive a confirmation for the Entrance and for the Promissory Note.
7. Print Financial Aid Appeal Form
8. FAFSA LINK
9. LOTTERY CHANGE OF INSTITUTION FORM
10. IRS Data Retrieval

11. Debit Card Opt-In/Out
  • Log in to Volstate Portal
  • Click Pride Online Tab
  • Under Student Menu, Select Student Account
  • Select Debit Card Refunding (OPT-IN/OPT-OUT)
  • Select Term (ex. Spring Term 2016)
  • Submit
  • Choose to OPT-IN, or OPT-OUT