PAYING FOR YOUR PROGRAM

We are here to help you understand your options.


We understand that affordability plays an important part in the decision to pursue a graduate degree. At UVA School of Architecture we aim to provide enough information and assistance to help guide you through your decision making process and assess the value of your degree. Here you will find relevant information about tuition, an estimated cost of attendance, financial aid resources, and the types of fellowships and scholarships we offer.

TUITIONS + FEES


The TUITION + FEES for a UVA graduate student can be found in the GRADUATE RECORD.

UVA's STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES provides an estimate of the COST OF ATTENDANCE which includes an estimate of living expenses, books and supplies. This can be added to the tuition and fees to calculate an overall estimate of the cost of attendance for one year.  

In addition, detailed information about MEAL + HOUSING OPTIONS can assist you in estimating the cost of your education.


Graduate students may be eligible for the following types of financial aid:

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are merit-based monetary awards from individual departments.  Graduate students are considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply to a program based on the strength of their application. There are no additional aid applications necessary for entering first-year students. Scholarship money, if offered, is included in the admittance letter and is typically awarded for students remaining full-time and in good standing throughout their tenure at the School of Architecture. 

In addition, UVA School of Architecture has a number of scholarships, fellowships and awards it offers to current students annually based on a competitive application process.


FEDERAL WORK STUDY

Determination of your work-study eligibility is made by the Office of Student Financial Services. You must select that you are interested in work-study funding on the FAFSA form to be considered for this funding. 


FEDERAL LOANS

For students applying for Federal Financial Aid through the University, the Office of Student Financial Services will determine eligibility for any Federal Loan(s).


Federal financial aid is contingent upon a student meeting the eligibility requirements laid out by the Office of Student Financial Services. To apply for federal work-study and loans, you must submit the following applications:

FAFSA 

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all Federal Aid eligible students submit the FAFSA each year to be considered for Federal Financial Aid.  


UVA FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

This application is required by UVA each year to determine your eligibility. It is accessed through the STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

The priority filing deadline is March 31, however, students applying to the School of Architecture are encouraged to submit the form as soon as it is available on their SIS account. 


UVA School of Architecture offers a number of fellowships, scholarships and awards for current students that are awarded on an annual basis.

These include, but are not limited to, travel scholarships, funding for research and thesis development, financial assistance to attend summer programs, Dean's Honor fellowships, and more.

These opportunities are awarded based on a competitive proposal and application process typically due in the middle of the spring semester each year.