Application Process

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Application Process


All applicants must complete both the FAFSA and the UVA School of Medicine Application.  For information about what happens after you apply, please review the financial aid timeline.


Required documents from all applicants:

  • FAFSA on the Web: (UVA School Code is 003745)
    Before filling out your FAFSA, complete the FAFSA worksheets.  Your parents do not need to sign the FAFSA.

  • UVA School Of Medicine Financial Aid Application
    Our financial aid application is online through UVA's Student Information System (SIS).  To complete
    the application, click here, then click on "SIS Login" and log in with your computing ID (ex. mst3k) and password.

    Entering students will receive an email with instructions to obtain a password (beginning in January).  If you were admitted more than two weeks ago and have not received this email, please contact Tonya Shifflett.
    Returning students should use their existing NetBadge login information.

    Once logged in, go to the Student Center in Self Service and click on Apply For Financial Aid (for the upcoming year).
    Entering students: be sure to provide an email address that you check frequently that will continue to work throughout the summer.

Required documents if applying for institutional aid:

  • Previous year U.S. Tax Returns
    We will need a signed copy of a federal (not state) tax return, including all Schedules and W2s, for the student and the student's parents (please see below for exceptions).


Whose information do I provide on the FAFSA and UVA Form?

Federal Aid Only - Student / Spouse
Institutional Aid - Student / Spouse / Parents (see below for exceptions)



  • Priority deadline for entering students: April 1st.  Entering students who have all of their documents submitted by April 1st will receive a preliminary award letter via email before April 30th.  To be sure that your FAFSA information arrives at the financial aid office by April 1st, we recommend that you submit it online by March 15th.

  • Priority deadline for returning students: May 1st.  Returning students should submit all of their application materials by May 1st each year.  Those who do so will receive their preliminary award letter within 4-6 weeks.

  • Read your preliminary award letter carefully for instructions on how to accept the federal and/or institutional loans offered.  Completing these tasks by July 1st will ensure that your financial aid will be reflected on your fall tuition bill.

How to Submit:

  • Submit your FAFSA online.

  • Submit your School of Medicine Financial Aid Application online.

  • Tax documents:
    Email: (Please remove social security numbers)
    Secure fax line: (434) 924-7619  
    You may also mail your tax documents to:
    UVA Health System
    SOM Financial Aid Office
    P.O. Box 800730
    Charlottesville, VA 22908-0730


  • If you are married, and your spouse is not a student, you need only submit your and your spouse's information.  If your spouse is a student, you will still need to submit your parents' information.

  • If you are active duty military or a veteran, you do not need to submit your parents' information.

  • All other exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Financial Aid and are extremely rare.



To be eligible to apply for federal and institutional aid while attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, an applicant must:
a. be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (International students, please click here)
b. be enrolled at least half-time (full-time for Federal Title VII programs)
c. be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the school
d. not be in default on a federal loan or owe a refund on a federal grant
e. be registered with Selective Service if required to do so