Graduate Study Abroad
Study Abroad for graduate students is usually coordinated through the individual schools. For example, the School of Architecture sponsors programs in Barcelona, Italy and England. If you are part of a similar program and will be receiving transferable credit hours, you may be eligible to receive Federal financial aid for your study abroad program. If your study abroad program only consists of non-topical research hours, you most likely will not receive additional Federal financial aid to participate in your program. If you are a Graduate student and will be participating in an Undergraduate Study Abroad program, you will need permission from your Academic Advisor and/or School Dean that verifies the intended coursework is part of your degree program
Darden students do not need to complete this application for the Global Business Experience programs.
How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid
- Apply for a U.S. Department of Education personal identification number (PIN) if you don’t already have one. Your PIN will allow you to electronically "sign" financial aid applications and federal loan promissory notes. Apply for a PIN online at pin.ed.gov.
- Complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For the quickest and most accurate processing, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA online.
The University of Virginia's school code for the FAFSA is 003745.
- Submit a completed University Graduate Financial Aid Application.
This application is available on-line in the Student Center of the Student Information System. Students are encouraged to print out and complete the Graduate Financial Aid Application Worksheet to assist the student in completing the on-line application.
Access to the system is available through the Student Portal. You will receive an e-mail from the Graduate School to which you have applied supplying your log in instructions. Once you have received that information, log in using your University computing ID, and the password you created. Once in the system, click on the MyUVa tab. Go to the Finances section of the Student Center and find the link to Apply for Financial Aid 2010-2011. If you have not received your log in instructions, please contact the school to which you are applying for assistance.
- Some students will be notified by e-mail or in writing that they have been selected for verification.
Please check your SIS Student Center To Do List for requested information. If you have been selected for verification, our office is required to verify the information you reported on your FAFSA. To complete this process, please submit the Graduate Verification form to our office as soon as possible.
- Submit signed copies of your 2012 tax documents (Form 1040 with attached schedules, 1040A or 1040 EZ; W-2 forms) ONLY IF you were selected for Verification. Otherwise you do not need to send them. Independent students are required to submit both their spouse’s (if applicable) and their own income tax documents.
If you or your spouse are not required to file an income tax return, please indicate this on your University Financial Aid Application or Graduate Verification Form.
- Indicate on your application to the International Student Office (ISO) that you are interested in Financial Aid. Depending on the program, you may be asked to submit a cost list. Please check your To Do List in your Student Center for any additional required documents.