Financial Aid & Resources
The University of Virginia and Curry School of Education make financial support for our students a priority. There are many programs for different types of students and their needs.
Below is a list of information on financial aid options and support through UVA and the Curry School, and resources available to students, educators, military personnel, and UVA employees.
If you have questions about the charges in your student account, paying your charges, or federal financial aid, please contact UVA Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-982-6000.
If you have received financial aid from your Curry School department and have questions, please contact your department administrator.
If you are a prospective student seeking more information about Curry School programs, please contact us at email@example.com.
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All new and continuing undergraduates at the University of Virginia may be eligible for federal loans, grants, scholarships, work study and other categories of need-based financial aid. We encourage you to submit your application for financial aid no later than the first of March, so that the Office of Student Financial Services can provide you with an estimate of your eligibility for the upcoming academic year. To determine your eligibility and procedures for applying for aid, visit the website of UVA's Student Financial Services. Scholarship and fellowship opportunities for undergraduates can be found on the website of UVA's Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
Financial aid options available to M.Ed., M.T.,and Ed.S. students include loans and federal work-study options described on the website for Student Financial Services. For a listing of specific options available to those completing teacher licensure programs, please visit the latest version of the Financial Resources for Teacher Ed Students page. At the school and departmental levels, master’s and education specialist students are encouraged to speak to their advisors and principal investigators (PIs) regarding potential paid positions on grant-funded projects at the Curry School and throughout the University.
- Full and partial scholarships provided to students to receive a Master's degree in Science Education teaching high school students.
- America Reads is a unique work-study opportunity at Curry.
- The TEACH Grant provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.
- UVA's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs has scholarship and fellowships listed on its website.
- UVA's Center for Undergraduate Excellence lists scholarships and fellowships available to graduate students.
- Students can browse external scholarships by field at UCLA's GRAPES (Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support) Database.
- Additional scholarship information can be found at through the MSU Library's Grants Database.
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 Curry School of Education. 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, is 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 Curry 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 Curry School and throughout the University.
Once enrolled in the Curry School, students are eligible for Curry Foundation scholarships and awards. The majority of Foundation scholarships are based on both merit and financial need. Descriptions and criteria for Foundation scholarships and awards may be found through the Foundation’s website.
For more specific information, please see the Curry Foundation Awards and Scholarships page.
The Curry School grants reduced tuition rates to eligible preK-12 educators according to the eligibility guidelines on the Special Tuition Application for PreK-12 Educators. Note that reduced tuition is applicable to credit-bearing courses only, not to research credits. The reduced tuition rate can be applied to up to six credits of coursework per semester.
As part of teaching and research graduate assistantship award packages, qualifying doctoral students may receive tuition remission. Tuition remission provides for full payment of in-state tuition and fees during the academic year. Only doctoral students holding at least a half-time (10 hours per week) qualifying assistantship may be eligible for tuition remission in the term(s) in which they are employed.
Individual departments select a limited number of qualifying out-of-state doctoral students to receive tuition adjustments, which pay the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. To be eligible for consideration, out-of-state doctoral students must be employed in a significant academic capacity at the University of Virginia and earn at least $5,000 in a graduate research and/or teaching assistantship during the year. Individual departments will determine students’ level of enrollment, verify that students meet the minimum required earnings, and award the tuition adjustments.
The University of Virginia covers the full cost of single-coverage premium for qualifying graduate students and this subsidy may be applied toward the purchase of a single-student, spousal, or family plan from the University’s graduate student health insurance provider. Qualifying students must earn at least $5,000 during the academic year through an appointment as a graduate research assistant (GRA) and/or graduate teaching assistant (GTA). Hourly and work-study assignments do not qualify students for the health insurance subsidy.
The Curry School of Education offers education benefits, above the $2,000 centrally funded benefit, to eligible UVa employees enrolled in Curry graduate programs. Employees must be enrolled as graduate degree or non-degree students in order to be eligible for the benefit. Additional information about the benefit can be found on Curry’s Education Benefits homepage.
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.