Forms

For your convenience, we've gathered some of the financial aid forms you will need. These forms are for the use of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

  • CSS Profile

    Description

    Application for institutional need-based aid for prospective and returning undergraduates (except SPCS) opens October 1, 2020.

    Submit the 2021-22 CSS PROFILE to the College Board. Our PROFILE Code is 5569.

    Deadlines

    • Prospective undergradates (except SPCS)
      • Early Action undergraduate applicants:  November 15, 2020
      • Early Decision I undergraduate applicants: November 15, 2020
      • Early Decision II undergraduate applicants: February 1, 2021
      • Regular Decision prospective undergraduates (except SPCS): February 1, 2021
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS): February 15, 2021
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS) applying under the secondary transfer application deadline: April 15, 2021
    • Returning undergraduates (except SPCS): May 15, 2021 (submit by March 1, 2021 if attending summer session)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Description

    Application for federal need-based aid and Federal Direct Loan opens October 1, 2020.

    Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor. Our FAFSA Code is 003744.

    Deadlines

    • Prospective undergradates (except SPCS)
      • Early Action undergraduate applicants:  November 15, 2020
      • Early Decision I undergraduate applicants: November 15, 2020
      • Early Decision II undergraduate applicants: February 1, 2021
      • Regular Decision prospective undergraduates (except SPCS): February 1, 2021
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS): February 15, 2021
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS) applying under the secondary transfer application deadline: April 15, 2021
    • Returning undergraduates (except SPCS): May 15, 2021 (submit by March 1, 2021 if attending summer session)
    • Prospective law students: February 25, 2021
    • Returning law students: May 15, 2021 (submit by March 1, 2021 if attending summer session)
    • SPCS & MBA students: Six weeks prior to start of term
  • Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) Application

    Description

    The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) is a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia for full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who are Virginia residents. Students currently receiving VTAG do not need to reapply. This form will be available December 2020.

    Deadline

    July 31, 2021

  • Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Application

    Description

    The application for a 2021-22 academic year Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Application for graduate and law students is done online at studentaid.gov

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, students will first need to submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • Federal Direct Loan

    Description

    Students who have been offered Federal Direct Loans must electronically accept or decline all or a portion of their loans via BannerWeb

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loan offers, students will first need to submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    To accept or decline your offered loans:

    1) First-time borrowers only, complete the Authorization to apply Title IV funds by:

    • Accepting the Authorization of Title IV funds in BannerWeb. To accept your Authorization, follow instructions here.

               OR

    • Prospective Undergraduate and Law students can accept their offered loans by signing the Award Acceptance form that was provided with your award letter and returning it to our office. It can be returned to us via email at finaid@richmond.edu, by fax at (804) 484-1650, or by mail.

    2) Accept or decline all or a portion of your Federal Direct Loans via BannerWeb. Instructions for doing so can be found here.

    3) First time borrowers only – complete entrance counseling and sign your Master Promissory Note electronically at studentloans.gov.

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) Application

    Description

    The application for a 2021-22 Academic Year Federal Direct PLUS Loan for parents of undergraduate students is done online at studentaid.gov

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, students will first need to submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • 2021 Summer Federal Direct Loan Application

    Description

    The 2021 Summer Federal Direct Loan Application should be completed by students who want to apply for a Direct Loan for the summer session of 2021. This form will be available in March of 2021.

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, students will first need to submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • CSS Profile

    Description

    Application for institutional need-based aid for prospective and returning undergraduates (except SPCS) opens October 1, 2019.

    Submit the 2020-21 CSS PROFILE to the College Board. Our PROFILE Code is 5569.

    Deadlines

    • Prospective undergradates (except SPCS)
      • Early Action undergraduate applicants:  November 15, 2019
      • Early Decision I undergraduate applicants: November 15, 2019
      • Early Decision II undergraduate applicants: February 1, 2020
      • Regular Decision prospective undergraduates (except SPCS): February 1, 2020
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS): February 15, 2020
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS) applying under the secondary transfer application deadline: April 15, 2020
    • Returning undergraduates (except SPCS): May 15, 2020 (submit by March 1, 2020 if attending summer session)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Description

    Application for federal need-based aid and Federal Direct Loan opens October 1, 2019.

    Submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor. Our FAFSA Code is 003744.

    Deadlines

    • Prospective undergradates (except SPCS)
      • Early Action undergraduate applicants:  November 15, 2019
      • Early Decision I undergraduate applicants: November 15, 2019
      • Early Decision II undergraduate applicants: February 1, 2020
      • Regular Decision prospective undergraduates (except SPCS): February 1, 2020
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS): February 15, 2020
      • Transfer undergraduate students (except SPCS) applying under the secondary transfer application deadline: April 15, 2020
    • Returning undergraduates (except SPCS): May 15, 2020 (submit by March 1, 2020 if attending summer session)
    • Prospective law students: February 25, 2020
    • Returning law students: May 15, 2020 (submit by March 1, 2020 if attending summer session)
    • SPCS & MBA students: Six weeks prior to start of term
  • Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) Application

    Description

    Application for the 2020-21 Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG), a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia for full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who are Virginia residents. Students currently receiving VTAG do not need to reapply.

    Deadline

    July 31, 2020

  • Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Application

    Description

    The application for a 2020-21 academic year Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Application for graduate and law students is done online at studentaid.gov

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, students will first need to submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • Federal Direct Loan

    Description

    Students who have been offered Federal Direct Loans must electronically accept or decline all or a portion of their loans via BannerWeb

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loan offers, students will first need to submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    To accept or decline your offered loans:

    1) First-time borrowers only, complete the Authorization to apply Title IV funds by:

    • Accepting the Authorization of Title IV funds in BannerWeb. To accept your Authorization, follow instructions here.

               OR

    • Prospective Undergraduate and Law students can accept their offered loans by signing the Award Acceptance form that was provided with your award letter and returning it to our office. It can be returned to us via email at finaid@richmond.edu, by fax at (804)484-1650, or by mail.

    2) Accept or decline all or a portion of your Federal Direct Loans via BannerWeb. Instructions for doing so can be found here.

    3) First time borrowers only – complete entrance counseling and sign your Master Promissory Note electronically at studentloans.gov.

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) Application

    Description

    The application for a 2020-21 Academic Year Federal Direct PLUS Loan for parents of undergraduate students is done online at studentaid.gov

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, students will first need to submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.

  • 2020 Summer Federal Direct Loan Application

    Description

    The 2020 Summer Federal Direct Loan Application should be completed by students who want to apply for a Direct Loan for summer session 2020. 

    In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, students will first need to submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Deadline

    In order to ensure your loans are processed and applied to your account by the first day of class, complete the above loan requirements at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. If any of the above requirements are completed after that date, aid will be processed but it may not be available by the first day of class.