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A Private Education Made Affordable

Richmond is among only 1 percent of institutions in the U.S. with both a "need-blind" admission policy and a guarantee to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for traditional undergraduate applicants. Thirty-nine percent of undergraduates are eligible for need-based aid, with an average need-based aid package of $52,060. Plus, all first-year applicants are considered for merit-based aid, including full-tuition scholarships and a variety of interest-based programs.

Richmond Scholars

The Richmond Scholars program awards the University's most prestigious academic scholarships. Up to 25 incoming students receive these awards, which  these awards, which cover full tuition, room, and board. All first-year applicants for undergraduate admission who apply by Dec. 1 are considered automatically.Richmond Scholars

Richmond's Promise to Virginia

For Virginia undergraduate students with an annual parental income of $60,000 or less, the University will provide a full financial aid package equal to tuition, room, and meal plan, with no loans. Students must apply for first-year admission to qualify.

Richmond's Promise to Virginia
Interim Policies in Response to COVID-19

A number of students and families have contacted the University asking about how their financial aid might be affected by the transistion to remote teaching and learning for the spring semester. Please refer to the University's Coronavirus Information page for regular updates on interim policies as decisions are made. 

The Office of Financial Aid is open for business remotely, and our hours of operation remain the same: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. 

Attention Spiders!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 year (summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021) is available to apply for federal aid.

Current Undergraduates: Award notifications for returning students for the 2020-21 academic year were delayed until 7/2/2020 due to COVID-19 contingency planning. If you applied for financial aid and have not received an award notification by email, you can contact the Office of Financial Aid at 804-289-8438 for more information.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

(804) 289-8438
Fax: (804) 484-1650
Queally Center, Suite 214
142 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Open weekdays, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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