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Undergraduate study

Eligibility, availability and special circumstances

Eligibility for financial aid
Availability of financial aid for special programs
Special circumstances

Eligibility for financial aid

Most students are eligible for some type of financial aid regardless of family financial circumstances. Basically, to receive aid from any of the federal or state student aid programs, students must:

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Availability of financial aid for special programs

Summer studies

Limited financial aid may be available during the summer semester. Students interested in financial aid for the summer semester should view the VCU Summer Schedule of Classes at (posted in March) for more details.

Students interested in financial aid for summer must have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office and complete a summer aid application, available on the Financial Aid website.

Study abroad

Financial assistance is available to eligible students enrolled in approved study-abroad programs. All study-abroad programs must be coordinated through the Global Education Office at (804) 828-8471. Students should work with a financial aid counselor to coordinate aid for their study-abroad program. Information about financial aid and study abroad is available online at

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Special circumstances

Financial aid eligibility decisions are made using federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Students may appeal their award offers if special circumstances warrant a review. Reasons for an appeal might include one of the following documented circumstances:

Any financial aid staff member can advise a student about the procedures on how to file an appeal.

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