The Financial Aid Office at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks to assist students and their families, so that any qualified student who desires to pursue an education at VCU may do so without the hindrance of financial barriers. We support enrollment and retention by identifying resources and educating parents and students so that they may make sound financial decisions.
In responding to the diverse and changing needs of the university community, a spirit of cooperation, innovation and fairness will be maintained. For more information about Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Aid website. Below is a list of list of Financial Assistance programs available to you.
Note: Undergraduate and graduate non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. However, undergraduate and graduate non-degree seeking students may qualify for financial assistance programs such as veteran's benefits, other forms of veteran's aid, and VCU's installment payment plan.
Certain programs have limited funding so there are more students eligible than there are funds available. As a result, these funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should file their FAFSA as early as possible and reply to requests for information promptly to ensure consideration for this type of funding. Students should apply for aid even if they missed the priority filing date because they may still qualify for the Federal Pell Grant or Federal Direct Loans. If students have not applied in a timely manner, they may want to participate in the Installment Payment Plan.