Apply for Need-Based Aid

  • Early Action

    U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

    By November 15, 2020

    • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2021-22 CSS Profile application to the College Board. Our CSS Profile code is 5569.
      • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2019 federal tax returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service.  IDOC is the College Board’s institutional document service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. The student will receive an email from the College Board, approximately 1 to 2 days after submitting the CSS Profile, regarding how to submit your tax information. Be sure to submit a copy of all the documents you submitted to the IRS.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

  • Early Decision I

    U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

    By November 15, 2020

    • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2021-22 CSS Profile application to the College Board. Our CSS Profile code is 5569.
      • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2019 federal tax returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s institutional document service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. The student will receive an email from the College Board, approximately 1 to 2 days after submitting the CSS Profile, regarding how to submit your tax information. Be sure to submit a copy of all the documents you submitted to the IRS.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

  • Early Decision II

    U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

    By February 1, 2021

    • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2021-22 CSS Profile application to the College Board. Our CSS Profile code is 5569.
      • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2019 federal tax returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s institutional document service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. The student will receive an email from the College Board, approximately 1 to 2 days after submitting the CSS Profile, regarding how to submit your tax information. Be sure to submit a copy of all the documents you submitted to the IRS.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

  • Regular Decision

    U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

    By February 1, 2021

    • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2021-22 CSS Profile application to the College Board. Our CSS Profile code is 5569.
      • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2019 federal tax returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s institutional document service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. The student will receive an email from the College Board, approximately 1 to 2 days after submitting the CSS Profile, regarding how to submit your tax information. Be sure to submit a copy of all the documents you submitted to the IRS.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

  • International Students and Non-U.S. Citizens

    Submit the following by the financial aid deadline for your admission plan:

    NOTE: Undocumented/DACA students must submit only the CSS Profile.

    Financial Aid Deadlines:

    Early Action November 15, 2020
    Early Decision I November 15, 2020
    Early Decision II February 1, 2021
    Regular Decision February 1, 2021
  • Transfer Students

    U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

    FOR SPRING 2021 ENROLLMENT

    By November 1, 2020

    • Submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile to the College Board. Our CSS Profile code is 5569.
      • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2018 federal tax returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s institutional document service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. You’ll receive an email from the College Board, approximately 1 to 2 days after submitting your CSS Profile, regarding how to submit your tax information. Be sure to submit a copy of all the documents you submitted to the IRS.

    FOR FALL 2021 ENROLLMENT

    By February 15, 2021

    • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2021-22 CSS Profile application to the College Board. Our CSS Profile code is 5569.
      • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2019 federal tax returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s institutional document service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. The student will receive an email from the College Board, approximately 1 to 2 days after submitting the CSS Profile, regarding how to submit your tax information. Be sure to submit a copy of all the documents you submitted to the IRS.

    Students applying for fall admission under the Fall (Space Available) application, which has a deadline of April 15, 2021, must also submit the financial aid applications, outlined above, by April 15, 2021.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

  • Current Students

    U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

    For 2021-22

    To apply for need-based aid for the 2021-22 year (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022), submit the following forms by the University of Richmond’s deadline of May 15, 2021:

    • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor. Our FAFSA Code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2021-22 CSS Profile to the College Board. Our Profile Code is 5569.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2019 Federal Tax Returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s Institutional Document Service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. Instructions regarding the IDOC submission process will be emailed to the student approximately 1 to 2 days after completion of the CSS Profile. Be sure to submit a copy of all documents you submit to the IRS.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

    For 2020-21

    To apply for need-based aid for the 2020-21 year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021), submit the following:

    • Submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor. Our FAFSA Code is 003744.
    • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile to the College Board. Our Profile Code is 5569.
    • Submit copies of student and parent 2018 Federal Tax Returns to the College Board’s IDOC Service. IDOC is the College Board’s Institutional Document Service, which collects documents required by universities like Richmond. Instructions regarding the IDOC submission process will be emailed to the student approximately 1 to 2 days after completion of the CSS Profile. Be sure to submit a copy of all documents you submit to the IRS.

    We encourage students to complete our financial aid application process as outlined above in order to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid and loans available at the University of Richmond. However, students who wish to apply only for federal financial aid must only complete the FAFSA.

Reductions for Late Applications

The University of Richmond's policy is to fully meet the demonstrated need of its students who submit all required financial aid forms by the stated deadline. Students who demonstrate need but fail to meet the deadline will lose a percentage of their need-based grant and need-based scholarship aid. Therefore, their need will not be fully met. We assess a 10% reduction in need-based grant/scholarship aid for applications received after the deadline, up to two months after the deadline. Applications received more than two months late will receive consideration only for limited federal need-based grants and Direct Loans, but not for any other need-based aid.

Number of days application is late: Need-based grant eligibility reduced by:
Up to 60 days 10%
61 or more days
 
No longer eligible for Richmond need-based grant.
Limited federal aid is available.