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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.