Do students have to pay to attend Summer Orientation?

The student fee for Summer Orientation is included in the tuition and fees bill that posts in July. All students pay this fee regardless of whether or not they attend orientation.

Do parents/guests have to pay to attend Summer Orientation?

Yes. The guest fee covers program materials, parking, transportation, meals, and an evening reception.

Siblings over the age of 13 must be registered as a guest, and the guest fee above must be paid for their attendance. Siblings under the age of 13 are welcome to attend the session; however, please take into account the extent of the day and the patience of the child when determining if they will attend.

My financial aid hasn't shown up yet. What should I do?

You should receive your preliminary financial aid offer notification by April 15 if you are entering UVA in Fall 2024 and by March 1 you:

Submit the FAFSA and the CSS/Profile AND Complete all other SIS To-Do List items


Once the preliminary offer is complete, you will receive an email notifying you to log into your SIS account to review the offer.

Contact Student Financial Services (SFS) if you do not receive notification by April 15. Students submitting application materials before or after March 1 should allow approximately four weeks for SFS to complete processing of the preliminary offer package.

I have an outside scholarship. How does that work?

To report a non-UVA scholarship (outside scholarship), complete and submit the Outside Scholarship Self-Reporting form found under the correct academic year at the Student Financial Services (SFS) Forms page.

Unless other arrangements are requested in writing by the donor or awarding agency, SFS will credit one-half of the scholarship amount to the fall and one-half to the spring. If you wish to have the entire amount applied to one semester only, please contact the donor so that they may provide documentation of the request to SFS.

If you will be receiving need-based financial aid from UVA, please note that outside scholarships will result in a review of your new financial need, and adjustments to your financial aid are likely. We will of course still meet 100% of your demonstrated need, but the new resource in the form of the scholarship must be factored in to your overall aid eligibility. Please see more information about other items that may impact/reduce your offer.