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Welcome to Virginia Union Universty's (VUU) Financial Aid Office! Our website is full of important information regarding financial aid. Please take some time to visit the important links.  All degree candidates at VUU are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Your eligibility for need-based aid is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you may obtain from the FAFSA website, your high school guidance office, or the Financial Aid Office.

Financial assistance is awarded on a first come, first-served basis, complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. You do not have to wait for a response from the Office of Admissions to apply for Financial Aid.

For Graduate Financial Aid, please click the following link

Contact the Financial Aid Office at:

Office: (804) 257-5882

Email: finaid@vuu.edu

Fax: (804) 257-5797

Forms

Verification Forms:

Verification Procedures

V1: 2017-2018

V4: 2017-2018

V5: 2017-2018

Other Forms: 

VUU Tuition and Fees

Summer 2017 Financial Aid Request Form 

Virgina Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) Form

VUU Not Attending Form 

Financial Aid Decline/Adjustment Form

Financial Aid Release Form

Parent Plus Loan: How to Apply

Outside Scholarships, Grants, Tuition Funds Notification Form 

VUU Police Tuition Remission Form

Resources:

Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals

UNCF Information 

Alternative Private Loans

Undergraduate Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial Aid Important Information

Scholarship Opportunities

Virginia Union University (VUU) offers a myriad of scholarship opportunities for all students who attend. VUU are dedicated to helping students find ways to fund their education and below are a few ways to start. Click a link below and read about all VUU offer and more. 

Endowed Scholarships

Other Scholarships 

Returning Students

New Student Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the first step in applying for financial assistance?
Start by completing and filing the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On the FAFSA, be sure to list all colleges and universities you're considering attending and double check to make sure your social security number is listed correctly on the application. It's best to have already-filed federal tax information available to complete the FAFSA. Four to six weeks after you submit your completed FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which will also be sent to all colleges and universities listed on your FAFSA.

How do I know whether I'll qualify for aid?
Once Virginia Union University has received your admissions application and SAR, we can determine whether you'll qualify for any college-sponsored funding, such as merit scholarships, in addition to federal funding. Your financial aid "package" may include the following funding: Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan (subsidized/unsubsidized), Federal Work Study, Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant, CSPA, Parent PLUS Loan, VUU Grant, and Merit Scholarship. Virginia residents also may be awarded Virginia TAG and Virginia College Scholarship Assistance Program.

Do I need to apply separately for state funding programs?
Yes. Virginia residents must complete and file the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) application, which is available from the VUU Office of Admissions (800-368-3227).

Can I apply for financial aid on-line?
Yes! The first step in the financial aid process is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your filing options are a Paper FAFSA (7-10 processing days), or Electronic (3-5 days) to process.   Electronic filing eliminates delays that can occur by mailing the application. Also, FAFSA on the Web edits the application prior to submitting it to Federal Student Aid, which significantly reduces the number of errors on the application. FAFSA on the Web now even lets applicants from the previous award year pre-fill the application with much of their preexisting data. 

Remember to include VUU's Title IV code (003766) so your SAR will be sent automatically to Virginia Union University.

For help with filling out the FAFSA, you can go to www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/completing_fafsa/index.html


When should I apply?
It's important to apply as early as possible--that is, January 1 (for the Fall semester) or as soon as your Federal taxes for the previous tax year have been filed. You cannot apply earlier than January 1. And remember, don't wait for a response to your admissions application before you apply for financial aid; file the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible--especially if financial aid will determine your college choice.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Virginia Union University
Attn: Financial Aid Office
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Virginia Union University's School Code is 003766

Financial Aid Office Hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Feel free to give us a call at 804-257-5882 or email us at finaid@vuu.edu.
Toll free number: 1-800-368-3227 extension 5882

Fax: (804) 257-5797