Financial Aid/Scholarship

Eligibility for Athletically Related Financial Aid

In order for student-athletes to become eligible to receive athletically-related financial aid, the student-athlete must meet all applicable NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference, and VCU rules and regulations. In particular, student-athletes must have athletics eligibility remaining as well as enrolled full-time during any given semester (with potential exceptions for final semester before graduation and the summer).

Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA)

All incoming and current student-athletes should complete the FAFSA regardless of their current financial status, as certain VCU institutional aid awards require completion of the FAFSA. It is strongly encouraged that all incoming student-athletes complete the FAFSA and send it to VCU by November 1 (the 2024-2025 application was delayed and is now available), as financial aid packaging takes place starting that month. VCU’s Federal School Code for FAFSA is 003735. Visit the FAFSA website and access the FAFSA application, click here.

VCU Sources of Aid

VCU institutionally offers a wide arrangement of grants, scholarships, federal work-study, loans, and other sources of aid for in-state and out-of-state students, as well as for students in various academic programs. To view the various sources of institutional aid that VCU offers, visit Financial Aid.