Graduate Financial Aid

For More Information

See the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators' financial aid recommendations brochure.

Consider the following forms of aid as you plan your graduate study.

Assistantships

 Graduate Assistantships

Athletics - assistant coaching positions: Contact the director of athletics at 434.544.8498 for further information.

Grants

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. (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. Graduate students who are full-time in Health Sciences (e.g., DPT, PA, MSN, or Clinical Mental Health) are eligible for support.

Download VTAG application

The Office of Graduate Studies also coordinates several projects in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia, including grants for provisionally licensed teachers in special education (Special Education General Curriculum and Early Childhood Special Education). Please consult our office (434.544.8383) for further information.

Loans

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) publication "Financing Graduate Education: Guide for Prospective Students" provides information on various loan options available to graduate students.

Federal Direct Loans provide up to the cost of attendance less any other financial aid for graduate students. Students who demonstrate need through the FAFSA are eligible for subsidized loans. Students who do not demonstrate need based upon 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. Loan cancellation options are possible; the Office of Financial Aid has complete information.

Tobacco Funds may be available to students in Southside Virginia (e.g., Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Danville, Pittsylvania). One year of service will qualify for one year of loan cancellation. Awarded "first come, first serve." For additional information, contact the Lynchburg College Office of Financial Aid.

Post-Master's Tuition Voucher

The College provides a tuition scholarship amounting to 50% of one 3-credit hour Master's level course per academic year (May to May) to individuals who have completed a graduate degree at the College. The process involves issuance of a voucher to individuals who have completed a prior graduate degree. The voucher request must be made in writing, and requests should be sent to gradstudies@lynchburg.edu. Requests must include name, current address and telephone number(s), date of birth, and purpose of enrollment. The opportunity is ongoing so that, for example, a student would be able to take one course in a given academic year and additional courses in subsequent years.

Scholarships

Interested graduate students should complete and submit an application to the Office of Graduate Studies annually to be considered for any of the College endowed scholarships listed below. Note: These awards are not automatically renewed. Annual application is required. Application review begins after February 15.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate scholarship application

Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

The Post 9/11 GI Bill and funds from LC (based on our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program) pay tuition and fees for eligible LC degree candidates who are veterans or dependents and provide a housing allowance and money for books and supplies. Read more.


All information is subject to ongoing review and changes.

For more financial assistance information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.