Financial Resources for Undocumented Students

Welcome to our webpage specifically to introduce undocumented students to financial and other resources related to going to college. We are glad that you are here at UVA or are considering coming to UVA.

Information for Virginia Domiciled Students for 2022-23

There are important changes to financial aid eligibility beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year both for students with DACA status and for those who are undocumented. This information applies only to students who have been approved by the Office of Virginia Status at UVA of having a Virginia domicile or meet the Tuition Equity provision.

Virginia-domiciled students or those who meet the Tuition Equity provision with either DACA or undocumented status could be eligible for both State and University financial aid by following the steps below.

As of December 13, 2021, a new financial aid application from the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) is available. The student portal to complete the application can be found here: www.vasaapp.org. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the application form. 

Follow this link for instructions on how to create a VASA Student Account through SCHEV

After the student completes the SCHEV application form, SFS will receive the student's information. Then, after a review of the application by Student Financial Services, applicants may be asked to submit additional documents by uploading them through the To Do List within the Student Information System at UVA. This is consistent with how we conduct a first-time eligibility review of applicants who complete the FAFSA.

All applicants, though, should be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • A signed copy of the PARENT(S)’ 2020 federal tax return and all schedules, or their foreign tax return (in English with currency notated). If the parent(s) are not required to file a 2020 federal tax return, the parent(s) must complete the 2022-2023 Parent Non-Tax Filer Form. You may be asked to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript or IRS Statement of Non-Tax Filing Status for 2020.
  • A copy of all PARENT(S)’ 2020 W-2 form(s) and/or 1099 forms.
  • A signed copy of the STUDENT’S 2020 federal tax return and all schedules. If the student is not required to file a 2020 federal tax return, the student must complete the 2022-2023 Student Non-Tax Filer Form. You may be asked to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript or IRS Statement of Non-Tax Filing Status for 2020.