Application Process

How to Apply

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)
    Available after October 1st.  Before filling out your FAFSA, you may want to complete the FAFSA worksheets.  Your parents do not need to sign the FAFSA, but most students must include parental information on the FAFSA to be considered for institutional need-based aid (scholarship).
  • 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.  If you were admitted more than two weeks ago and have not received this email, check your Junk/Spam folder, then please contact the IT Help Desk at (434) 924-HELP. 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 new institutional aid

  • Prior-Prior Year U.S. Tax Returns
    For the 2021-22 academic year, submit taxes from 2019.  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 (and spouse if married)
Institutional Aid – Student (and spouse if married) AND 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.  Students should resubmit their FAFSA and SIS application 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:
    • Within a few days of completing the application in SIS, you may upload the tax documents in SIS through your “To Do List” (preferred method).  Do NOT password-protect these documents, as that will cause the upload to fail on our end.
    • Email: (Remove social security numbers from each page)
    • You may also mail your tax documents to:
      UVA Health System
      SOM Financial Aid Office
      P.O. Box 800730
      Charlottesville, VA 22908-0730

Exceptions to Requirement for Parental Information

  • 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.
  • If your parents divorced while you were a minor, you need only submit information about the custodial parent’s household (including any stepparent if the custodial parent has remarried).  If your parents divorced after you turned 18, you should submit both sets of tax returns and W2s.
  • If you will be over the age of 30 the year the you begin medical school, you may request a waiver of parental information from the Director.
  • All other exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Financial Aid and are extremely rare.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

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