Financial Aid

The University of Virginia Student Financial Services Office awards only federal aid to graduate students, including Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and Federal Work Study.

Graduate students are considered independent from their parents and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For questions about financial aid options, visit UVA Student Financial Services or contact Assistant Director of Student Financial Services Debbie Davis.

Need-Based Fellowships

A limited number of need-based fellowships are available through the School of Data Science.

M.S. in Data Science
To be considered for a need-based fellowship, M.S. in Data Science students must indicate they wish to be considered for a need-based fellowship in their application and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2022. 

Online M.S. in Data Science
To be considered for a need-based fellowship, Online M.S. in Data Science students must submit the FAFSA and complete a short form. Need-based financial aid awards will be distributed over the length of five semesters. Students who take longer than five semesters to graduate will not receive additional financial aid for those semesters. The funds distributed will be capped at the total amount of the original award. 

Students must submit a new FAFSA each academic year starting Summer Term. Students who take a leave of absence or change their academic course load may not be eligible for the need-based award during that semester.

The deadline to submit an application for Spring 2022 term are: 

  • Priority Application Deadline: September 23, 2021
  • Final Application Deadline: November 19, 2022

Contact Us

If you have questions about need-based fellowships, please contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid Patti Edson