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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Financial Aid Deadline Reminder

We just sent an email to everyone admitted and deferred during Early Action and all Regular Decision applicants about the financial aid deadline. We also emailed all of their parents, if we have parent emails on file. Some people have the same email for student and parent, but that's another story...

Anyway, no matter where you are in the process, it's important to know that the strict deadline to apply for financial aid at UVa is March 1st. You know how admission offices are always flexible with applicants around deadline time? Financial aid officers aren't so flexible. You MUST have your documents submitted by the deadline or they won't package you.

UVa's Student Financial Services can answer all of your aid-related questions. Remember that aid and admission are totally separate at UVa. I have no access to your aid documents, so please direct any questions to the financial aid folks. SFS is also on Twitter, so you might want to follow them for updates.

Once your submit your aid documents, keep an eye on your SIS status page. You'll have a financial aid "to do" list just like your admission one. Sometimes, the aid officers ask for extra documentation.