3: Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid | Loans | Student Employment
Special Scholarships and Programs | General Requirements for All Forms of Aid
University and Federal Grants | Employment under the Federal Work Study Program
Student Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Financial Aid

Applications from Entering Students | Applications from Returning Students | Grant and Scholarship Programs

Applications from Entering Students

Entering students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an institutional Financial Aid Statement, which is a part of the admission packet.

The FAFSA may be obtained from any college or university or any secondary school guidance office. Applicants must indicate the University of Virginia code (003745) in the appropriate section of the FAFSA.

The FAFSA and institutional Financial Aid Statement must be mailed after January 1, 1999 and before March 1, 1999. Students will be notified about their financial aid eligibility shortly after being notified about the admissions decision. Students must not wait until being notified of the admissions decision to apply for financial aid. Students who apply after the March 1 deadline will probably receive very limited financial aid.

Early Decision Applicants   The Office of Financial Aid can provide early estimates of possible financial assistance for students offered admission under the Early Decision Plan. With a signed Financial Aid Statement (included in Part II of the application for admission) and copies of both the student's and parents' 1997 federal income tax returns, the Office of Financial Aid will, upon request, provide an estimate of possible financial aid. The actual financial aid award will be made in April after the student has submitted the FAFSA. Early decision students must meet the March 1 deadline for filing the FAFSA and Financial Aid Statement.

Transfer Students   should follow the same application procedures as entering students.

Continue to: Applications for Returning Students
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