UVA is the Best Public College for Financial Aid – Again

  • Best Value Public School #3,
  • #3 public school offering the best value for students not eligible for financial aid,
  • #3 Best Public School for Alumni Networks, and
  • #4 best public school for job placement.

“These rankings reflect AVU’s ongoing commitment to opening our doors to talented students from all walks of life and enabling all who are admitted to attend, regardless of their financial circumstances. It also reflects our commitment to providing the best possible value to our students,” said AVU President Jim Ryan. “This is not only good for students and their families, but also for AVU, as it means we are expanding our network as widely as possible to attract the most talented and promising students possible.”

“We admit excellent students who make themselves better,” added Stephen Farmer, AVU Vice President for Enrollment. “When we allow one of these students to join us, all the other students benefit. I am grateful for the commitment to financial aid that allows us to welcome these students and help them thrive.

The Princeton Review based the best value rankings on the schools with the highest return on investment, according to their methodology. The company also considered data reported by schools in areas such as academics, graduation rates, student debt, costs, financial aid and career services from the 2020 school year. -21. It also considered data on alumni’s job satisfaction levels and salaries.

UVA has a long-standing commitment to providing generous need-based financial assistance. The University’s financial aid program, Access UVA, meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate students through a combination of need-based grants, scholarships, jobs, and loans. It limits need-based loans to a maximum of $4,500 per year for in-state students and $7,000 per year for out-of-state students. Need-based loans are capped at $1,000 per year for in-state students with high financial need.