We help make college affordable
The Office of Financial Aid at VCU provides a variety of services to help students afford higher education via grants, scholarships, work-study employment and loans. Our office administers and distributes funds from federal, state, institutional and private fund sources.
VCU uses all available funds to help students gain access to a college education. Eligibility for financial aid varies depending on a student’s academic and financial circumstances. In most cases, each student will qualify for some form of financial assistance.
- $18,887: Average financial aid awarded to full-time undergraduates seeking assistance in 2020-21
Apply for aid
Read detailed instructions to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and what items you need to get started.
Explore the types of aid
Review an overview of grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, loans and more.
See how to maintain aid
Learn about satisfactory academic progress requirements, as well as the appeal filing process.
Estimate tuition and fees
Whether you're planning to attend as an undergraduate or post-undergraduate, part-time or full-time, and in-state or out-of-state student, you can use our calculator to determine the per-semester cost of attending Virginia Commonwealth University. Please note the calculator provides an estimate of expenses, and may not reflect the complete cost of tuition, fees and other charges.