Applying Late

If an application for financial aid is received after March 1, 2017, the student is not guaranteed to receive state or institutional grant and scholarship funds as part of the financial aid award. However, we strongly encourage students who believe they have financial need, usually based on awards from prior years, to complete all applications as soon as possible, even if they are doing so after March 1.


How To Apply for Federal Financial Aid After March 1, 2017

  1. All students must reapply for financial aid each year.
  2. Apply for a U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) if you don’t already have one.  Your FSA ID will allow you to electronically “sign” financial aid applications and federal loan promissory notes.  Apply for an FSA ID online at
  3. Complete the CSS/PROFILE for 2017-2018 at  The University of Virginia's school code is 5820.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2017-2018 at (Follow this link for a Spanish version of the FAFSA). The University of Virginia's school code is 003745.

Students should NOT complete any additional documentation unless they are specifically asked to do so by Student Financial Services. Submitting unrequested documentation will delay your receipt of your financial aid award. Any additional documentation will be requested through your To Do List in your Student Center in the Student Information System. If you have To Do List items assigned to you, please be sure to attend to them right away, as our office will be unable to complete your award until they are received and reviewed.