The University of Lynchburg offers five types of financial aid for graduate students:
- Graduate scholarships
- Graduate assistantships
- In-Service Teacher Discount
- Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant
- Federal loans
- Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
Most graduate scholarships come from money given to the University by donors or foundations to support graduate study. The process of getting a graduate scholarship is not managed by the Office of Financial Aid, but by the Office of Graduate Studies.
- Students may apply for any of the University-endowed scholarships we offer.
- Submit your application to the Office of Graduate Studies annually.
- Application review begins after Feb. 15.
- An annual application is required as scholarships are not automatically renewable.
The Office of Graduate Studies also 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 Deanna Cash, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Discount
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.
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. Download the 2023-24 VTAG application.
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. Read more about assistance we offer veterans.
Financial Aid Counselor for Graduate Students
Director of Enrollment and Operations
All information is subject to ongoing review and changes.