Exceptional Education, Affordable to All
The University of Virginia puts a world-class education within reach of everyone meeting our rigorous academic standards.
UVA meets the full amount of demonstrated need
of students awarded some level of need-based assistance
Best Value Public College (Princeton Review)
When Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819, he envisioned an institution where value was ascribed not on the basis of wealth or status, but on the power of virtue and talent. These ideals continue to drive our approach to ﬁnancial aid:
- If a student has the grades, we can help them pursue their dreams at UVA. Students are offered admission based on intellectual ability, academic achievement and personal qualities, regardless of their ﬁnancial situation or ability to pay.
- We meet 100% of ﬁnancial need. UVA meets the demonstrated ﬁnancial need for all students, both in- and out- of-state, through a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study and need-based loans.
- Manageable loans. UVA is committed to limiting need-based loans for students with ﬁnancial need, so they graduate with less debt.
“At first I didn't think that UVA was within reach, but there were a lot of different resources and people that helped me.”
–Casey Balamut, Undergraduate Student