Review and Accept Financial Aid

Financial Aid is an integral part of the college application process. Radford University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for financial aid programs. All students who are interested in receiving financial aid must complete and submit the FAFSA to Radford University. Radford University’s school code is 003732. When awarding financial aid, we place priority on students that meet our December 1 priority filing deadline. FAFSAs will continue to be accepted and processed after this date; however, aid will be awarded only as available. If you would like to learn more about financial aid at Radford University, we encourage you to visit the Financial Aid website.

Once Radford University receives the information submitted on your FAFSA, we may follow up with requests for additional documentation. When your financial aid application is complete, we create an award package for you that’s visible in your MyRU portal. This award package details any grants, loans or work study programs for which you’re eligible. Below, we’ve outlined how to check your financial aid award and how to accept any (or all) parts of your award. It is extremely important that all students accept or decline their financial aid awards no later than May 1. Any awards not accepted by May 1 may be redistributed to other students with financial need.

Step 1

Log into your MyRU portal at then click the Finances icon.


Step 2

Go to the Financial Aid Channels (located in the left column) and then the Financial Aid Tools Channel. From here, you can click on the Financial Aid Awards link to view your current award packages, accept your financial aid and share information about outside scholarships you’ve received.


Step 3

Select 2018-2019 Award Year, then click submit.


Step 4

On the General Information tab, read and review the information presented.


Step 5

On the General Information tab, read and review the information presented. Click on the Resources/ Additional Information tab to answer the authorization questions and list any outside scholarships. Click “submit” when you’re finished.


Step 6

Click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab to review your award package. You can accept or decline each award separately (and you may accept partial amounts). When you’re done, don’t forget to click the “Submit Decision” button at the bottom of the page.