Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 4.00 Kristin Morgan
Director, University & Community Relations and Development
Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
65

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
13

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
91

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

UVA believes the accessibility and affordability of a quality education should be based on a student’s academic performance, talent and character – not on their ability to pay. UVA helps talented students pursue their dreams. Students are offered admission based on their intellect, academic achievements and extracurricular involvement, regardless of their financial situation or ability to pay. UVA meets 100% of financial need and UVA meets the demonstrated financial need for all in-state and out-of-state students applying by the annual March 1st deadline, through a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study and need-based loans. UVA is committed to limiting need-based loans for students with financial need, so they graduate with less debt.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

The University of Virginia offers the following in support of non-traditional students: the International Center; the LGBTQ Resource Center; the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Office of African American Affairs and its nationally recognized peer mentoring program; the Student Disability Access Center; and the Women's Center, among others. The Office of Admissions assigns a specific dean to support transfer students from community colleges and a peer mentoring program if offered. The Office of the Dean of Students assigns deans and program coordinators to support students from specific populations, including first generation and low income students: https://access.odos.virginia.edu/

UVA's Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) has as its mission to ensure equal opportunity and to protect the civil rights of all University community members through proactive outreach, education, and effective response and resolution. EOCR supports a living, learning, and work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and where all members of the University community feel welcomed and valued. In an effort to reflect the language diversity of the University community and their families, EOCR is providing translations of the University policies it is responsible for. If assistance with translations of EOCR-related policies or information into additional languages is needed, please contact us at uvaeocr@virginia.edu and put "Translation Request" in the subject line.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
35

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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