McIntire provides scholarships to incoming students who show exceptional academic promise, come from a unique background, offer a different perspective, have shown leadership or potential for leadership despite a disadvantage, or demonstrate financial need. Typically two-thirds of the class receives a scholarship.
If you would like to be considered for a departmental scholarship, please apply through your program application. The recommended departmental scholarship deadline is Feb. 15; requests for scholarship received after the deadline will be considered if funding remains available.
The UVA Student Financial Services Office offers a wide range of services to help you pay for graduate school, including federal financial aid programs; need-based, private, and emergency loans; work study; and resources to search for scholarships and grants.
To apply for financial aid through the University, graduate students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage applicants to complete the FAFSA as early as possible to increase chances of receiving funding. For FAFSA-related questions, please contact Student Financial Services. Note: As a graduate student, you apply for financial aid on your own without parental support.
Graduate Intern Positions
Many students apply to work as graduate interns at McIntire. Applications are submitted the summer before you start graduate school and positions are paid on average $13 an hour. Opportunities include working with a professor (research, tutoring, or assisting with a class) or working for a specific McIntire office (Graduate Marketing & Admissions, Student Services & Academic Operations Office, or Commerce Career Services).
Tuition Payment Plan
The University of Virginia offers an optional interest-free semester based payment plan. More information can be found at Student Financial Services Semester Payment Plan. Any excess credits are not refunded until the end of each semester.
Private Loan Programs
Many private lending institutions offer credit-based loan programs to independent students with non-adverse credit history and /or with a credit-worthy cosigner. Students should carefully consider the terms, interest rates, and loan and origination fees of all such possible loans before making a selection.
The Office of the University Registrar is the liaison between students and the Department of Veterans Affairs for matters concerning education benefits available to veterans, service members, and their families. This office provides information and furnishes application forms on request.