|What is Access U.Va.?|
Access U.Va. is an ambitious financial-aid program – unprecedented among U.S. public institutions – designed to keep higher education affordable for all students who qualify for admission, regardless of economic circumstance.
There are four key components to Access U.Va. They include:
|My child has been accepted for admission to U.Va. What should I expect in the coming months and where do I find information?|
|Congratulations! You can find the information you need regarding dates, paperwork, housing, and other essentials on the new student and orientation web site.|
|What are the deadlines for applications?|
|For first-year applicants, the postmark deadline is January 2 (or November 1 for the binding Early Decision Plan). For transfer applicants who wish to enroll in the fall semester, the postmark deadline is March 1; for transfer applicants who wish to enroll in the spring semester (available only in the College of Arts and Sciences), the postmark deadline is November 1.|
|What are the estimated costs?|
For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Student Accounts web site.
|What percentage of students attending the University receives financial aid? What kind of financial aid is available?|
About 45 percent of all undergraduate students receive financial aid each year. Financial aid is normally a combination of gift assistance, loan funds, and/or employment. The financial aid "'package" is determined by the availability of the various types of financial aid and the individual circumstances of the student.
in aid is distributed by the Office
of Financial Aid to undergraduates. Most aid is awarded on the basis
of demonstrated need. Applicants for need-based aid must file the FAFSA
and the University Financial Aid Statement no later than March 1.
|Where can I find the academic calendar?|
|The registrar's office posts the official University Academic Calendar, which includes this academic year and the next two.|
|My son/daughter has been offered admission to U.Va. and has accepted. What are the next steps to take to before the fall semester begins?|
that the entering student will register for and attend one of the nine sessions
of the University's Summer
Orientation Program offered in July and August (including one for international
students). Parents are also strongly encouraged to attend the simultaneous
Parents' Summer Orientation Program. Orientation is designed to welcome
and introduce all entering students and their parents to the University
of Virginia. It helps new students make the transition from their previous
environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of
the University. Special programs are scheduled for parents.
|What arrangements can be made for tuition payment?|
|Information on tuition payment is posted at the Student Accounts Office. The University offers a tuition Installment Payment Plan through a third-party vendor.|
|Does U.Va. offer students internships/externships?|
|The University has a popular internship program for undergraduates. For more information, see the University Internship Program web site and the University Career Services web site. The Summer Internship Program offers real-life opportunities to students during the summer.|
|What are the study-abroad options for U.Va. undergraduates?|
Undergraduate students in all six schools may study abroad in programs either sponsored or approved by our Office of Overseas Study. Offering both an extensive resource library and a full-time study-abroad advisor, the office works closely with students who wish to spend a summer, a semester, or a year overseas. The University currently offer study-abroad or exchange programs in Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; we also encourage students to enroll in preapproved programs offered by other colleges and universities.
Approximately 15 percent of all students study abroad during their undergraduate years at U.Va. Visit the Study Abroad web site.
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