The deadline to apply for State and University need-based forms of Financial Aid has passed for the 2013-2014 academic year.
However, federal forms of financial aid are still available, if you have not yet applied. To start the process, complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
Available forms of federal aid include:
- Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
- Direct Parent PLUS Loans (taken out in the name of the parent)
- Pell Grants (must demonstrate need for this grant)
How To Apply for Federal Financial Aid After March 1, 2013
- All students must reapply for financial aid each year.
- 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. Parents of dependent students need their own PIN. Apply for a PIN online at pin.ed.gov.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2013-2014 at www.fafsa.gov.
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.
Returning students should NOT complete the CSS/PROFILE as part of their application. That application is only required of entering and transfer undergraduate students. Submitting the CSS/PROFILE will delay the awarding of aid for returning undergraduate students.
Students should NOT complete any additional documentation unless they are specifically asked to do so by Student Financial Services. Submitting unrequested documentation will delay your receipt of your financial aid award. Any additional documentation will be requested through your To Do List in your Student Center in the Student Information System. If you have To Do List items assigned to you, please be sure to attend to them right away, as our office will be unable to complete your award until they are received and reviewed.
What Happens Next?
Your FAFSA will be sent to us electronically. If you are selected for federal verification, you will have items placed on your To Do List in your SIS Student Center.
We will begin to review completed applications after May 15th with a goal of completing all awards by mid-July. When the review is complete, we will post your award information on the SIS, detailing your financial aid package. If you have any outstanding To Do List items, you will not receive an award.
If an application for financial aid is received after March 1, 2013, the student should not expect to receive state or institutional funds as part of their financial aid award. In order for a student to be considered for institutional aid, our office must have had on file before March 1, 2013, the FAFSA and the University Financial Aid Application.
Term statements for Fall term 2013 should be viewable in the SIS by mid-July. If your Financial Aid award has been created by that time, you will see those awards, and any other scholarships you may have reported to us, in QuikPay@UVA listed as anticipated aid in the "Current Statement".
Receiving Outside Scholarships
If you will receive outside scholarships, you must notify us either when completing the University Financial Aid Application or you may notify us in the SIS, under the Finances section, "Report Other Financial Aid", after May 10, 2013, once this link is activated.
Non-University awards include all scholarships and grants awarded by agencies other than our office, such as:
University Alumni Association, Tuition Benefits/Reimbursements, and any scholarships or grants awarded by churches, fraternities & sororities, corporations, professional or civic organizations.
Student athletes who participate on varsity athletic teams (excluding club sports) MUST complete the Student Athlete Outside Award Certification Form, which is included in the student athlete's Grant in Aid (GIA) agreement.