The University of Lynchburg offers six types of financial aid for graduate students,
Graduate scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of donors or foundations. Eligibility for endowed scholarships is based on criteria provided by donors. Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. Students must be admitted or enrolled to be considered for scholarships. The results for fall scholarships will be announced by Aug. 1 and spring scholarships by Dec. 15. Scholarships are not automatically renewable.
For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com.
Many graduate assistantships are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Assistantships are very competitive, and it’s best to apply early. The selection of GAs begins annually in February. For more information on assistantships, visit our Graduate Assistantships webpage.
For athletics assistant coaching positions, contact the director of athletics for further information.
In-Service Teacher Assistance
Discount: MEd in Reading and the MEd in Special Education
The University of Lynchburg is offering a tuition discount of 40% on two of its Master of Education programs: the MEd in Reading and the MEd in Special Education. In order to qualify for the discount, you must be an active in-service teacher and have an active teaching license. Please complete the In-Service Teacher Voucher form to receive the discount.
Grants: Special Education General Curriculum and Early Childhood Special Education
The Office of Graduate Studies helps coordinate several projects with the Commonwealth of Virginia. This includes grants for provisionally licensed teachers in special education (Special Education General Curriculum and Early Childhood Special Education). If you want to know more, please contact Andrew Bruce, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)
The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant is a non-need-based state grant available to all Virginia residents who attend a private college full time in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Graduate students who are full-time in health sciences (e.g., DMSc, DPT, MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MPAM, MPH. or MSAT) are eligible for support. A full-time course load at the graduate level is nine credit hours per semester.
The Commonwealth of Virginia maintains a firm July 31 annual application deadline. VTAG is only available for fall and spring semesters, not for summer study.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students must reapply each year for the program and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to remain in the program. Students must complete a service requirement after receiving funding or the grant is converted into loans.
Complete the required steps to apply for the grant.
The University strongly encourages any student interested in loan funding to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Federal Direct Loans provide money to graduate students to pay for school. The loan can be up to the total cost of attendance minus any other financial aid a student receives.
- Students who show need through the FAFSA are eligible for subsidized loans.
- Graduate PLUS loans are also available up to the cost of expenses. Visit the federal student aid website for more information.
- Students who do not show need based on FAFSA results are eligible for unsubsidized loans.
- Students must be carrying at least a half-time course load (six credit hours per semester) in order to be considered for these loans.
Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
The Post 9/11 GI Bill and Lynchburg’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program help pay tuition and fees for eligible veterans or their dependents, as well as a housing allowance and money for books and supplies.
Financial Aid Counselor for Graduate Students
Nicole Cone ’14, ’18 MEd
Senior Director of Graduate Enrollment
All information is subject to ongoing review and changes.