The University helps many graduate
students with limited funds meet their college expenses through a variety of programs.
Student Financial Services, under the direction of the Financial Aid Committee,
administers only Federal loan and employment programs for graduate students. Student
awards, including Ford Federal Direct Loans or Federal Work-Study funds, are based
on a careful assessment of the applicant's ability to meet educational expenses.
Students must apply directly to their academic departments or professional schools
for other kinds of financial assistance.
Estimated Costs The estimated average costs
for self-supporting graduate students at the University for the 2000-2001 academic
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room, board, transportation, and personal expenses. (2)Refer
2 for appropriate school tuition and fees.
Financial Need Graduate applicants for
Ford Federal Direct Loans or Federal Work-Study funds are required to submit a
detailed financial statement to the Federal Student Aid Programs Office. Financial
aid funds are limited; therefore, all assistance offered through Student Financial
Services is based on an estimate of financial need. Need is determined by comparing
the student's budget with his or her resources from income and savings. If the
resources are less than the sum needed to meet academic year expenses, the difference
becomes the student's financial need.
available to applicants from other sources (e.g., veterans benefits, gifts, scholarships,
grants, assistantships, graderships, or fellowships from either outside organizations
or the student's academic department) are considered resources in determining
financial need. If any such resources become available after an award has been
made or received, the student must notify Student Financial Services. Receiving
such assistance may necessitate a reduction in the applicant's University awarded
aid so that no applicant receives funds in excess of demonstrated financial need.
Student budgets listed in this
chapter are based on approved allowances for tuition and fees, books, and living
expenses for the academic year, with concessions for such factors as child care
and medical expenses.
Package for graduate students is normally a combination of assistance from
the graduate school or department (which may include scholarship, fellowship,
or assistantship funds) and loan or employment funding administered by Student
Financial Services. Department funds are always awarded by the student's school
or department. Funds administered by Student Financial Services are awarded to
supplement department assistance or to provide financial support to the extent
of student need. Need will be met to the extent of available funds.
Payment and Refund Inquiries For questions or concerns
regarding semester bills or expected refunds that have not yet been received,
contact Student Financial Services, 434/982-6000.
Student Financial Services
P.O. Box 400204
1001 N.Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4204
Telephone: (434) 982-6000
(434) 982-HEAR V/TDD
Office Hours: 8:00
to 5:00, Monday through Friday