M.S. Management of IT - Financial Aid | UVA McIntire School of Commerce
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Financial Aid

We encourage prospective students to investigate all available financial aid options to assist in funding their graduate education. The traditional sources of financial aid have changed significantly in the past 5-10 years. Even if you have sought aid within the past year, make sure to research all of your options carefully, paying attention to deadlines and obligations.

McIntire Departmental Funding

McIntire provides scholarships, historically ranging from $1,000 to $15,000, to incoming students who demonstrate financial need and/or significant merit. Funding is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered for both types of funding, please complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the Departmental Aid Form found within the online application. Financial need awards are based on a student's FAFSA.

Departmental funding applications will continue to be reviewed as long as funds remain available. 

Employer-Based Tuition Assistance

Because the education that students receive in the M.S. in the Management of IT Program often produces immediate and direct results for the employer, the majority of students receive some level of assistance from their employers. You may wish to investigate the following:

  • Corporate tuition assistance plans – Your human resources or benefits office should be able to provide you with information on your organization’s formal tuition assistance program.
  • Government employees tuition assistance – If you are a federal employee, you may qualify for a special management or leadership development program available through your agency. If not, your department or agency may be willing to help fund your education on a course-by-course basis (Form 1556).
  • Departmental funding – Because an individual department or project team often directly benefits from the knowledge that the student gains in the graduate program or a project completed as part of the program, many departments are willing to supplement or, in some cases, fully fund the cost of the program.
  • Summary of Benefits for Sponsoring Organizations (PDF)
University Resources

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

To apply for federal financial aid for the start of your program, you must complete

  1. The FAFSA (online completion and submission are preferred) and
  2. The UVA Financial Aid Application (UFAA) (access to the UFAA will be granted once the FAFSA is submitted)

The FAFSA form is available Oct. 1 for the following academic year.

Academic Year FAFSA Open Date Federal FAFSA Deadline ​
2019-2020
Oct. 1, 2018
June 30, 2020
2020-2021 Oct. 1, 2019 June 30, 2021

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 veteransbenefits@virginia.edu

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.