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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for School of Professional and Continuing Studies students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. The type and amount of assistance will depend on your program of study and your enrollment status. For complete details, please visit the General Fees section of the Controller’s website.

In addition to aid offered through the University's Financial Aid Office, the School and other programs offer scholarships and other aid. Applicants should complete the FAFSA no later than July 31 to be eligible for these scholarships and other financial aid.

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Scholarships

Visit the SPCS Scholarships page for details on scholarship opportunities for SPCS degree-seeking students. New and continuing students are eligible for scholarships. Application deadlines are June 1 for fall coursework; November 1 for spring coursework.

Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program

Scholarship program established by the Virginia General Assembly to provide financial aid assistance to persons who were enrolled in the public schools between 1954 and 1964, in school divisions (Charlottesville, Norfolk, Prince Edward County, and Warren County) in which the public schools were closed to avoid desegregation. Eligible persons must be current domiciled residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Scholarships may be used only to pay tuition costs at public schools and institutions of higher education in Virginia to earn any of the following:

  • GED certificate
  • High school diploma
  • Career-technical skills training at public two-year colleges
  • Two-year or four-year undergraduate degree, part-time or full-time

Program information, deadlines, and application material may be found through Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee.

Summer Studies

Financial aid is available to undergraduate students and law students who enroll in a summer Study Abroad program. Aid may also be available to students who register for at least six semester hours during summer terms.

Tuition Assistance

Students should inquire about possible educational benefits offered by their employers.

Veterans’ Benefits Including the New G.I. Bill

For information on all available Veterans’ Affairs (VA) benefit programs, including the new GI Bill and links to all VA forms, please visit the GI Bill website. Veterans should also visit the Veterans’ Benefits information available from the Office of the University Registrar. Our School Certifying Official is Jessica Albertson ( in the Registrar’s Office.

Alumni Discount

Alumni who received a degree from the University of Richmond may be eligible for a once-a-year 50% alumni discount on many undergraduate credit courses. The tuition remission policy offers details about the discount.

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays