Richmond's Promise to Virginia

Richmond's Promise to Virginia provides a financial aid package equal to full-time tuition, room, and the Spider Unlimited meal plan (without loans) for Virginia residents who:

  • are admitted and enrolled at Richmond as first-time, first-year students for Fall 2014 or later;
  • have a total annual parental income* of $60,000 or less;
    • includes taxable and untaxed income
    • includes income of parent(s) and partner (if applicable)
    • for students whose parents are divorced or separated, includes income of custodial parent, custodial parent's spouse or partner (if applicable), and noncustodial parent
  • qualify for need-based financial aid based on Richmond's need analysis formula;
  • are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents; and
  • are domiciliary residents of Virginia. (Both the student and the student's parent must be domiciliary residents of Virginia; for students whose parents are divorced or separated, the custodial parent must be a domiciliary resident of Virginia.)

*Students who are deemed Independent through the aid application process must have a total annual income for the student (and spouse or partner, if applicable) of $60,000 or less.