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 at the University, graduate students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA Web application at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Filing the Renewal FAFSA will require your PIN, which was provided to you by the U.S. Department of Education. For FAFSA-related questions, please contact Student Financial Services.
To be considered for a need- or merit-based scholarship, applicants must complete the departmental scholarship form as part of the online application. Scholarship applications and decisions are reviewed and communicated separately from the admissions process. Roughly 25% of the current class received a departmental scholarship, with awards ranging from $2,500 to $25,000.
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 range from working with a professor (research, tutoring or assisting with a class) to working for a specific McIntire office (Graduate Marketing & Admissions, Student Services & Academic Operations Office, or Commerce Career Services).
For a fee of $45 per semester, the University of Virginia offers an interest-free installment payment plan. To learn more, visit the Student Financial Services website.
Private Loan Program
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 on all such loans before making a decision.
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.