Affording UVA
“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, Alumna

By the Numbers

Affordability & Financial Aid

As graduating high schoolers and their parents make final decisions about college, many will place affordability and value near the top of their list. Through its financial aid program, the University of Virginia strives to remove barriers to attending UVA. Watch this video for an introduction to UVA affordability, and visit Student Financial Services for more details.

At UVA, we believe the accessibility and affordability of a quality education should be based on a student’s academic performance, talent and character – not on their ability to pay.

  • We help talented students pursue their dreams. Students are offered admission based on their intellect, academic achievements and extracurricular involvement, 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.