International Students and Non-U.S. Citizens

The University of Richmond is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted domestic and international applicants. In doing so, we ensure that talented students from all backgrounds have access to Richmond's exceptional education. However, please be advised that the Office of Admission is need-aware when reviewing applications from non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents — meaning, a student's ability to pay for four years of a Richmond education will be considered during the admission review process. Thus, Richmond's International Financial Certification is required for all non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents. The average financial aid award (need-based, merit, etc.) to international students in 2020-21 was $48,110. All need-based grants and merit scholarships will be made available for a total of eight semesters of full-time enrollment during the regular academic year. It is not available for summer study.

International students, non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. Permanent Residents may receive full consideration for all merit-based scholarships, with the exception of the Army ROTC scholarship program. For full scholarship eligibility, please submit your application for admission by the December 1st Richmond Scholars deadline.

To apply for Need-Based Aid, submit the following by the financial aid deadline for your admission plan:

  • The University of Richmond International Financial Certification
    • Please be advised, all non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must submit the International Financial Certification for admission consideration. 
  • The 2021-22 CSS Profile; our CSS Profile code is 5569.
    • If your parents are divorced or separated, both of your parents must complete separate CSS Profile forms.

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

International students who do not receive financial aid their first year will generally not be assisted in following years, unless funds permit.

Questions? Contact the Office of Admission

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 not be considered for 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.