Watch for Notifications in Email and myUMW!

Currently enrolled students will receive major correspondence including award notifications and document requirements via UMW E-mail and their myUMW portals. A list of financial aid requirements and the financial aid award can be found through MYUMW by accessing the 'Eagle Gateway'. To reach the main Financial Aid MYUMW page, students can search the University Departments tab. This page will include the most up-to-date information regarding financial aid and student employment opportunities, financial literacy, new policies, etc. Contact us by email at Office of Financial Aid or telephone 540-654-2468.


Our FAFSA deadline for 2016-17 is March 1, 2016.

UMW’s “Federal” Title IV Financial Aid code is #003746.

Office of Financial Aid
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Located in Lee Hall
Phone: (540) 654-2468
Fax: (540) 654-1858


Trying to web accept/decline your loans?

Click here for instructions on accepting or declining your Federal Direct Loans on myUMW! You MUST complete this step if you want your federal loans to disburse to your account in 2015-2016.


The Electronic Scholarship Application for 2016-2017

The NextGen Scholarship application for 2016-2017 will be available through May 1, 2016.

Required Forms for Student Employment

Whether you are looking to apply for an on-campus job or you are submitting forms to complete the employment paperwork process, you will find what you need here. Also find Campus Dining employment opportunities at!


About Financial Aid at UMW

The Office of Financial Aid is located on the second floor of Lee Hall. Our service window is open to assist students and families Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. Students can also contact the office by phone at (540) 654-2468 or by email,

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).  Based on the results of the FAFSA, students may be eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal or state grant programs, and other various institutional resources.  The Financial Aid office also administers private educational loans, Federal Parent Plus Loans, and private scholarships from outside sources.

Merit-based scholarships are offered through the Office of Admissions, and are determined through the Admissions process. Students may also apply for foundation scholarships through the online UMW Scholarship Application.  Academic Departments also offer scholarship opportunities, which are located on their respective Departmental websites.

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.

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.