Graduate school is an investment in your future and we understand the process of funding your education can often be challenging. There are several options to help pay for graduate school, including departmental scholarship, student loans, and working as a graduate student.
Tuition and Fees
The following breakdown for the 2019-2020 academic year is offered as a general guide for planning purposes only, and is based on University-approved allowances for living expenses incurred during the academic year.
|Cost of Attendance||In-State||Out-of-State & International|
|Student Activity Fee||$50||$50|
|Books and Supplies||$1,630||$1,630|
|Lingnan Housing and Fees**||$1,865||$1,865|
|Esade Housing and Fees**||$4,300||$4,300|
*Estimated for 2019-2020; subject to change. Estimated cost if insurance is purchased through UVA. Students may be covered under a parent’s policy or a personal policy. If this coverage meets minimum requirements, then the UVA policy may be waived in July.
**The UVA housing fee is payable through UVA SIS by the August deadline. Lingnan housing and fees are payable to Lingnan upon arrival in January. Esade housing and fees are payable by wire transfer to Esade in January.
Funding Your Degree
We encourage you to investigate all available financial aid options.
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 one-fourth of the class receives a scholarship, and awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.
If you would like to be considered for a departmental scholarship, please apply through your program application. Priority will be given to those who apply by the Feb. 1 deadline; requests for scholarship received after the deadline will be considered if funding remains available.
Working as a Graduate Student
Many students apply to work as graduate interns at McIntire or across the University. Positions are posted through Handshake, the UVA job database, over the summer and are paid on average $13 an hour. Students typically work anywhere from 5 to 15 hours per week. Opportunities may include working with a professor (research, tutoring, or assisting with a class) or department.
UVA Student Financial Services offers a range of services to assist you in meeting your financial obligations.
- Federal financial aid programs
- Loans: need-based and other
Graduate students are considered independent and submit the FAFSA on their own. To apply for federal financial aid for the start of your program, you must complete:
- The FAFSA (online completion and submission are preferred) and
- The UVA Financial Aid Application (UFAA) (the UFAA will be posted to your Student Information System (SIS) account once the FAFSA is received.)
We encourage you to complete it early to ensure adequate processing time. Further information can be found on the UVA Financial Aid website or by calling 434-982-6000 or 1-866-391-0063 (toll free).
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. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Financial Services can assist families in understanding basic terms of various programs and how the process works and can identify private programs most often used by other families. However, the office does not make any recommendations; families must make their own decisions based on their financial situation and personal needs.
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.