How to View Your Financial Aid Award

Through the use of Portal/Web Services, you have 24/7 access to your financial aid award information and documents that are needed and/or received. We encourage you to check Portal/Web Services frequently for financial aid updates as the Portal/Web Services relays information in real time.

Through the use of Portal/Web Services, you have 24/7 access to your financial aid award information and documents that are needed and/or received. We encourage you to check Portal/Web Services frequently for financial aid updates as the Portal/Web Services relays information in real time.

All students will receive an email notification from Student Aid indicating that you have been awarded financial aid and that you should sign on to Castleton’s Portal/Web Services to view your award.

Your award indicates the types and amounts of financial aid that you are eligible for. If your award email notification indicates that your financial aid is “Estimated,” then your FAFSA has been selected for verification and your award will remain as an estimate until verification is complete. Aid does not disburse to student accounts until it is no longer estimated.

For new students, to view your award you must activate your portal connection on Portal/Web Services. Select 'New Users:  Activate your account here' and follow the four steps to activate:

  1. Provide your first name, last name, your University ID, and the last 4 digits of your SSN. 2. Set your password. (Your password will not display as you type it in.) 3. Set your security questions. (These may be used to verify your identity in the future.) 4. Verify your information to complete the activation process. It is very important that you complete the process once you have begun. 

If you've followed these instructions and are still having problems, please contact the Castleton IT Office at (802) 468-1221.

To check your financial aid status

  1. Visit the VSC Portal
  2. Sign in using your user name and password
  3. Select Student Financial Aid from the Web Services menu
  4. View your Financial Aid Award Notification
    1. View your current award as well as information from previous years, if applicable. Information for new students will be available in mid-November, if you are accepted to Castleton, and we have received a valid FAFSA. Information for returning students will be available mid-February 2017, if we have a valid FAFSA.
    2. Select Financial Aid Award Notification
    3. Select the Financial Aid year you want to view
    4. Select Castleton

View your Financial Aid Document Status

  1. View documents required to complete your financial aid file with links to downloadable documents. Information for new students will be available in mid-November, if you are accepted to Castleton, and we have received a valid FAFSA. Information for returning students will be available mid-February 2017, if we have a valid FAFSA.
  2. Select the Financial Aid year you want to view
  3. Select Castleton

View your Financial Aid Overview

  1. View your award information along with estimated cost of attendance figures.
  2. Select the Financial Aid year you want to view
  3. Select Castleton

You are not required to accept your financial aid, however it is your responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office if you wish to decline or revise (decrease) all or part of the aid offered. You may do this via the Portal/Web Services or by completing and returning the 2017-2018 Declination Revision form.

Please read the 2017-2018 Terms and Conditions and Rights and Responsibilities.

For revisions/changes to financial aid

Returning Students

You will be sent an email notification to your Castleton email address advising you that there’s been a change in your financial aid, instructing you to go to the Portal/Web Services to view the change(s).

New Students

You will be sent an email notification to your current email address in our database. Once you have registered for classes, all financial aid email notifications will be sent to your Castleton email address.  Please remember to activate your Castleton email once you’ve registered.