Affording UVA
Exceptional Education, Affordable to All

The University of Virginia puts a world-class education within reach of everyone meeting our rigorous academic standards.

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 in-state and out-of-state students applying by the annual March 1st deadline, 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.
For more details on our financial aid program, please visit our Financial Aid page.
“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