SFS Operational Updates

All SFS staff continue to work from their homes, 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.

Use this link to access the University's online resource for the fall 2020 return to Grounds.

Use this link to access the Delayed Opening Assistance page where you will find eligibility requirements and the link to a form to request funding related to the delay in moving in to University Housing for fall 2020.

Use this link to learn more about possible financial implications due to the delay in the return to Grounds for fall 2020.


Update on Financial Aid Adjustments

As students have been completing their activity guides and updating their living situation with the University in recent days, we have begun to make adjustments to financial aid offers according to students’ responses.  On August 13th, we became aware that we had made errors on the financial aid offers for some students by incorrectly reducing their financial aid. We are working now to identify and correct those errors, and we expect affected students will have their full financial aid eligibility restored by the end of the day on Monday. Affected students should expect to receive a revised financial aid offer notification once their aid has been adjusted. Please be aware, however, that as students update their information (e.g., changing where they plan to live for the fall 2020 term), aid could be further adjusted.

We are very sorry for the anxiety and worry we have caused. We take our responsibility to students and their families very seriously, and we set a high standard for ourselves that we failed to reach in this instance.  We truly appreciate your patience as we work to update financial aid according to the new information we receive.


CARES Act Student Emergency Funding for the Fall 2020 Term

Since mid-March, UVA has provided eligible students with emergency hardship support for travel, technology, food, medication, and other living expenses. The availability of funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has enabled us to continue providing our students with emergency hardship support for these and other expenses related to the disruption of on-Grounds operations due to COVID-19.

All undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are enrolled in courses for the fall 2020 term, and who have successfully completed a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year, can request funding for expenses related to the disruption of fall campus operations due to the pandemic.

Students should apply for CARES funding by completing the appropriate emergency funding application(s) based upon their specific need. Please note these applications will require Netbadge login credentials.


Bridge Scholarships

For information about the newly-created Bridge Scholarship, please visit our page on appealing for a reconsideration of financial aid eligibility.


Emergency Loans

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.