Student Financial Services provides need-based financial assistance to students, many of whom might otherwise be unable to attend the University.
AccessUVa is the University’s comprehensive financial aid program, designed to keep higher education affordable for all students who qualify for admission — regardless of economic circumstance. The University has a need-blind admission policy, meaning it does not consider financial circumstances of applicants when making admission decisions. The University also meets 100 percent of all students’ demonstrated financial need. More information about AccessUVa is available on the AccessUVa website.
Every student applying to the University for admission is encouraged to apply for financial aid through Student Financial Services. This office will determine if a prospective student qualifies for federal, state, or institutional grants, federal workstudy, or federal student loans.
The University has a number of need-based grants, loans, and employment opportunities available for undergraduate students. Financial aid applicants who apply by the March 1 application deadline are automatically considered for any grants for which they qualify. No academic or merit scholarships are available through Student Financial Services.
Student Financial Services maintains a website especially for parents, offering information on financial aid and links to resources both inside and outside the University. See the Student Financial Services website.
University of Virginia students who receive financial aid must reapply each year by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as the CSS Profile, available through the College Board. In addition, students must meet enrollment and satisfactory academic progress standards.
Regardless of whether a family qualifies for financial aid, Student Financial Services is committed to helping students successfully manage their finances and improve the quality of their student life.