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Early Action

U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

By November 15, 2019

  • Submit the 2020-21 FAFSA, available on October 1, 2019, to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744. 
  • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile, available on October 1, 2019, 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, opening on October 1, 2019. 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, 2019

  • Submit the 2020-21 FAFSA, available on October 1, 2019, to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744. 
  • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile, available on October 1, 2019, 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, opening on October 1, 2019. 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, 2020

  • Submit the 2020-21 FAFSA, available October 1, 2019, to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744. 
  • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile, available on October 1, 2019, 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, opening on October 1, 2019. 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, 2020

  • Submit the 2020-21 FAFSA, available October 1, 2019, to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744.
  • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile, available on October 1, 2019, 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, opening on October 1, 2019. 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, 2019
Early Decision I November 15, 2019
Early Decision II February 1, 2020
Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Transfer Students

U.S. citizens and permanent residents:

For Spring 2020 Enrollment

By November 1, 2019

  • Submit the 2019-20 FAFSA to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744. 
  • Submit the 2019-20 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 2017 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, 2020

  • Submit the 2020-21 FAFSA, available October 1, 2019, to the federal processor. Our FAFSA code is 003744. 
  • Submit the 2020-21 CSS Profile, available on October 1, 2019, 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, opening on October 1, 2019. 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 admission under the Fall Enrollment - Space Available admission application deadline (April 15, 2020) for fall enrollment, must submit all of the applications outlined above by April 15, 2020.

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.

Disbursement Dates

If eligibility requirements are met, financial aid will disburse to your account on these dates:

Summer session: First day of the earliest summer session in which you enroll
Fall semester: August 26, 2019
Spring semester: January 13, 2020
Study abroad: Ten days prior to the first day of classes for each program

The Student Accounts Office will automatically generate a refund for a credit balance caused by federal financial aid within 14 days of the actual disbursement date. Any other credit balances will remain on your account unless you request a refund.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

(804) 289-8438
finaid@richmond.edu
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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