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

Grant and Scholarship Programs

Consideration for any grant listed below, with the exception of Athletic Grants-in-Aid, requires completion of the FAFSA, and for institutional grants, the Financial Aid Statement (entering and transferring students).

University Grants   The University has a number of need-based grants available for undergraduate students. Financial aid applicants are automatically considered for any grants for which they qualify. There are no academic or merit scholarships available through the Office of Financial Aid. Award amounts for University grants vary, but all awards are made on a need basis.

Virginia College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP)   The College Scholarship Assistance Program is a need-based program of grants to Virginia residents attending colleges and universities in Virginia. The FAFSA constitutes an application for the CSAP Grant. Funds for this program are made available by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Office of Financial Aid makes the award determination. Students with exceptional need may receive from $400 to $2,000 per year.

Other State Scholarship Programs   Several states have scholarship and grant programs which permit the student to use a state scholarship or grant at an out-of-state institution. For further information on these state programs, contact the state awarding agency or your secondary school guidance counselor.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)   This federal program is administered by the University and provides grants to students who have exceptional financial need. Awards are determined by the Office of Financial Aid and may vary between $100 and $4,000 per year.

Federal Pell Grant   This federal aid program is for students who need financial assistance to attend post-secondary educational institutions.The maximum award is $3,000, but actual grants may be less. The award is based on the expected family contribution.

Athletic Grant-in-Aid   Students who want information about Athletic Grants-in-Aid should contact the Department of Athletics, P.O. Box 3785, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

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