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Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and their families. For that reason, for the 2020-2021 academic year, undergraduate UVA Fall and Spring tuition will include an option for a domestic J-term course. So long as a student accumulates no more than 33 credits in Fall, J-term, and Spring (cumulative), the student may also take one course in Summer Session I without extra charge. The University received federal funds pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. That funding will enable us to continue providing our students with emergency hardship support expenses related to the disruption of on-Grounds operations due to COVID-19. More information is below. Finally, if your financial situation has changed as a result of the pandemic, we encourage you to reach out to Student Financial Services at sfs@virginia.edu in order to learn about the appeals process for Fall 2020 need-based financial aid decisions have FAQs below that provide more information on Financial Aid, including the CARES act.

Tuition

The University is not planning to make any changes to its current tuition, which was approved by the Board of Visitors in December of 2019.

Will tuition be the same whether my classes are online or in-person?
Tuition will not vary between online and in-person classes because both options offer the same academic content and ability for students to earn credit. Our faculty and staff are working very hard to ensure that instruction and student engagement in the Fall remain at our high standards of excellence, despite the unprecedented conditions. In order to provide students more flexibility, tuition for the Fall and Spring semesters will also cover one course during the J-Term and one course in the first Summer session, as described on the FAQs for Students.

Fees

Will fees be the same whether I am in Charlottesville or in my home community?
The University is continuing to assess student fees for the upcoming academic year. Please continue to monitor this site for future updates.

Financial Aid

The University recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed considerable financial strain on many students and their families. We are committed to finding ways to support students going forward through financial aid and additional opportunities that are currently being considered.

Do I need to take a certain number of credits each semester to remain eligible for financial aid?
Need-based aid from the University and federal loans require the student to attend at least half time (typically this means enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours per term) to remain eligible.
My family’s financial situation has been impacted substantially by the pandemic. How can I find out if I qualify for additional financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year?
If your financial situation has changed as a result of the pandemic, we encourage you to reach out to Student Financial Services at sfs@virginia.edu in order to learn about the appeals process for Fall 2020 need-based financial aid decisions.
Is money still available to help students through the CARES Act? How do I apply?

The University received federal funds pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. That funding will enable us to continue providing our students with emergency hardship support for these and other expenses related to the disruption of on-Grounds operations due to COVID-19. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester can request funding for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic including, but not necessarily limited to, travel, technology, food, medication and other living expenses.

My mother/father/guardian lost their job, and this has an impact on my ability to remain enrolled. What can UVA do to help?
If your financial situation has changed as a result of the pandemic, we encourage you to reach out to Student Financial Services at sfs@virginia.edu in order to learn about the appeals process for Fall 2020 need-based financial aid decisions.
Will work-study be available in the Fall?
Work-study funding from the federal government will be available in the Fall.

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