All SFS staff continue to work remotely, even as Carruthers Hall remains closed to walk-in traffic. We are answering email and keeping regular phone hours. If you need assistance, please send an email to [email protected] or call at (434) 982-6000. The closure includes Cashiering functions as well; departmental deposits and expenditure credits should be submitted through messenger mail.
American Rescue Plan Emergency Funding
A third round of funding for Higher Education Emergency Relief was approved and signed into law on March 11th, 2021 under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. We have not yet received these funds; nor do we have federal guidance on appropriate uses for this funding. Once we have received more information, we will update this page with further guidance related to the American Rescue Plan funding. Students may, in the meantime, obtain emergency loan funds through either SFS' Emergency Loan program or by taking out an Honor Loan through the Office of the Dean of Students.
Undergraduate Financial Aid for Spring 2021
There are several scenarios that might result in changes to a student's financial aid, and some of them are highlighted by the specific circumstances of the spring 2021 term. Please see more information on our Determining Need webpage about how your financial may be adjusted to match your circumstances for the spring term. Students expected to have University grant funding for spring 2021 should have received two emails from SFS, one December 10th and one on January 12th, with more detailed information.
For the spring 2021 term--consistent with the fall 2020 term--we recognize that certain services covered by the comprehensive fee and the University activity fee will not be fully available for students who are not living or learning on Grounds or in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. Accordingly, the University is reducing by $660 the spring 2021 comprehensive fee and the University activity fee for those in-state and out-of-state students who will not be living or learning on-Grounds or in the local community. This change should be reflected on the student account within a few days of the student completing all Covid-related required tasks in their SIS account.
For information about the newly-created Bridge Scholarship, please visit our page on appealing for a reconsideration of financial aid eligibility.
If you wish to use the Emergency Loan program, please call SFS directly at (434) 982-6000 to speak with an agent who will walk you through the process on the phone and who will verify necessary information to ensure your funds reach you quickly and securely. Use this link for more information about our Emergency Loan program.