Facts at a Glance - Scholarships

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UVA students who receive
need-based financial aid

UVA contribution in 2015
(Up 312% from 2005)

UVA students who receive
need-based financial aid

Frequently Asked Questions

On what basis does the University accept students?

UVA accepts students solely on their merit, regardless of their ability to pay. We examine intellectual ability, academic achievement, and personal qualities. Because leaders can come from anywhere.

How does the University meet financial need?

UVA is committed to meeting 100% of students’ financial need, and we do so through scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans. Cost should never get in the way of our nation’s next great leaders and innovators.

What is the Average annual award at UVA?

The average financial aid package awarded to students who applied for aid and were determined to have financial need was $20,058 for the 2016–17 school year.

What’s the Average Award at other Universities?

The average need-based scholarship or grant award package for incoming freshman (first-year) students.

Sources: U.S. News & World Report, UVA Budget Office, Student Financial Services, Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies