About Financial Aid at UMW
Important filing information and requirements are located within the year appropriate “Financial Aid Information and Forms” from the menu items on the left. Current tuition, fees, room and board charges may be accessed through the Office of Student Accounts.
The University of Mary Washington offers financial aid to students without regard to physical ability, political affiliation, marital status, sex, color, race, religion, age, or national origin. Each year, UMW administers over $32 million in financial assistance, including educational loans totaling $19 million, for students at both the Fredericksburg and Stafford campuses. Through a comprehensive program of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment from federal, state, institutional and private resources, the Office of Financial Aid strives to assist applicants with various aid sources to pay for college expenses. Financial assistance, including scholarships, offered through the Office of Financial Aid is need-based and requires results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – available on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Scholarship selection may include various academic and personal criteria in addition to need as determined from the results of the FAFSA. Typically, non-Virginia students with an EFC of $2000 or more can expect to receive Federal Stafford student loans, possible student employment and, if eligible, Pell grants. Students with the highest need qualify for institutional need-based scholarships. Need-based scholarship and grants from the Commonwealth of Virginia are a major part of assistance for eligible Virginia residents. Priority for all scholarships and grants is given to students who maintain a minimum 2.000 cumulative grade point average. Many programs require a higher grade point average. Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive financial aid.
Students who have defaulted on federal educational loans are not eligible to receive financial aid at UMW.