UVA Student Financial Services Financial Aid Basics
The UVA Student Financial Services office has comprehensive documentation of financial aid opportunities for all UVA students.Student Financial Services Scholarships Financial Aid Basics Page
Financial Aid Resources for Graduate Students
Financial Aid for Master's Level Students
Financial aid options available to master's level (M.Ed., M.T., and Ed.S.) students include loans and federal work-study options described on the website for Student Financial Services. At the school and departmental level, master’s students are encouraged to speak to their advisors regarding potential paid positions on grant-funded projects at the School of Education and Human Development and throughout the University.
- America Reads is a unique work-study opportunity at the School of Education and Human Development.
- UVA's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs has scholarship and fellowships listed on its website.
- UVA's Office of Citizen Scholar Development has a database of various awards and funding opportunities available to graduate students.
External Funding Opportunities
Financial Aid Questions
For questions about financial aid for master's students, contact the Office of Admission & Enrollment.
Financial Aid for Doctoral Students
Doctoral students who meet eligibility requirements are eligible for loans and federal work-study options. Full-time on-Grounds students may also qualify for assistantships and fellowships through the UVA School of Education and Human Development. To be considered for this funding, applicants must complete questions specific to departmental aid within the online application.
Financial support packages, which may include a combination of fellowship funding, bi-weekly pay, tuition remission/adjustment, and health insurance, are decided at various administrative levels. Heads of these administrative groups will notify all recipients following funding and placement decisions during the spring of each academic year. Funding support may last up to four years.
Continuing doctoral students who hold School of Education and Human Development graduate assistantships or fellowships should notify their assistantship supervisor, committee chair, and/or program area chair if they wish to be considered for the same or a different graduate assistantship or fellowship for the upcoming academic year. Continuing doctoral students who have not yet been awarded an assistantship or fellowship, but wish to be considered for the following academic year, should speak to their doctoral committee chair and members, department chairs, or program area heads regarding their department procedure for applying for the following year’s available assistantships and fellowship funding. Procedures among departments may vary, as will available positions and funding.
Doctoral students who do not receive financial aid packages in the form of graduate assistantships or fellowships are encouraged to speak to their program or committee chairs and members, class instructors, as well as the principal investigators (PIs) regarding potential paid positions on grant-funded projects ongoing at the School of Education and Human Development and throughout the University.
Financial Aid Questions
For questions about financial aid for doctoral students, contact the Office of Admission & Enrollment.
UVA Employee Funding
The School of Education and Human Development offers education benefits, above the $5,200 centrally funded benefit, to eligible UVA employees enrolled in School of Education and Human Development graduate programs. Learn more about this funding opportunity for current UVA employees.
The Office of Student Financial Services works to ensure that veterans, family members of veterans, and active military personnel receive the educational benefits for which they are eligible. Resources include information about using veteran benefits, UVA ROTC programs, and using active military tuition assistance.
Students and parents may be eligible for education tax benefits, including the American Opportunity Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, Tuition & Fees Deduction, and Student Loan Interest Deduction. The University will report the total amount billed to students via the 1098-T form. Students can find information about the taxability of scholarships and information for non-resident aliens through Student Financial Services.