Assistance programs

A number of assistance programs are available to help VCU students with their tuition costs. For more information about one of these avenues, please visit the corresponding page below:

  • Grants: A grant is financial aid that is based on financial need and does not require repayment. At VCU, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required to apply for these programs.
  • Installment Payment Plan: This plan assists students in meeting the cost of their higher education by offering a convenient payment option. The university administered IPP is offered only during the fall and spring semesters. The plan distributes the cost of the tuition, fees, housing, dining, and communications fee charges for a semester into four equal installments.
  • Loans: Loans — both federal and private — are used to supplement personal and family resources, scholarships, grants, and work-study and must be repaid.
  • Scholarships: In an effort to recognize academic achievement, service, and talent, scholarships are awarded each year to many deserving students. Families, clubs, corporations, foundations, alumni, and other organizations fund these scholarships and awards.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans and their qualified dependents may be eligible for VA education benefits authorized under specific chapters of Title 38 of the U.S. Code.