Scholarships & Aid

To help make our education as affordable as possible, we award more than $5 million in annual university scholarships. To apply, please follow the instructions below.

Southern Virginia University Scholarships & Aid

Academic Scholarship

Southern Virginia University awards Academic Scholarships based on your incoming high school or college GPA and your standardized test scores. To be considered for an academic scholarship, please submit your online application with your transcript(s).

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Academic Scholarship Calculator

Estimate your academic scholarship eligibility based on GPA, ACT, and SAT scores. (Select any or all options)


Need-based Aid

Southern Virginia University awards Need-based Aid based on a student’s need as determined by Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for need-based aid, please complete your FAFSA using Southern Virginia University’s unique school code: 003738.

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Performance Scholarship

You can earn a Performance Scholarship to pursue your passion in art, design, cheer, dance, music (band, choir, orchestra, etc.), theatre, esports, and more. To apply, please use the links below or contact your admissions director for application instructions.

Art+Design Scholarship Application
Esports Information
Music Scholarship Application
Theatre Scholarship Application

Missionary Service Scholarship

Service helps develop valuable qualities like charity, selflessness, and work ethic. In recognition of such service, the Missionary Service Scholarship awards $1,500 annually—$6,000 over four years—to students who have served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or performed comparable humanitarian service.

Returned Missionary & Humanitarian Service Scholarship Application

Seminary Scholarship

The Seminary Scholarship awards Seminary graduates $1,000 annually, up to four years for a total of $4,000. To see if you qualify for this scholarship, contact your Admissions Counselor.

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Scholarship for Dependents of Seminary & Institute Employees

Southern Virginia University is offering a new scholarship opportunity for dependents of Seminaries & Institutes of Religion (S&I) employees for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across North America.

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Free Government Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant: Up to $7,395 per year

Students who demonstrate financial need can qualify for a Federal Pell Grant worth up to $7,395 annually—more than $29,000 over four years—in free financial aid from the federal government. To determine if you qualify for a Pell Grant, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our unique school code: 003738.

Submit Your FAFSA

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG): Up to $5,000 per year

Virginia residents can qualify for a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) worth up to $5,000 annually—$20,000 over four years—in free financial aid from the Commonwealth of Virginia. To determine if you qualify for the VTAG, please apply via the link below:

VTAG Application

Southern Virginia University Interest-free Payment Plans

Interest-free Payment Plans

To help make paying for college more affordable and convenient, we allow students to finance their education by making interest-free monthly payments. To set up an interest-free tuition payment plan, please contact Student Financial Services.

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Southern Virginia University Student Employment

Student Employment

Many full-time students help fund their education by working part-time on campus or in the surrounding area while enrolled. To learn more about local student-employment opportunities, please contact our Office of Career Development.

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Student Loans

Federal Student Loans

Responsibly and informedly borrowing student loans can be an effective way to finance your education. For instance, federally subsidized loans can be an especially helpful option since they do not accrue interest while you are enrolled in college full-time. To learn more about the student loans available to you, please contact Student Financial Services.

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Private (Third-party) Scholarships

Private Scholarships

In addition to university scholarships and government aid, we encourage all incoming and current students to work with Student Financial Services to identify and apply for the numerous private scholarships available to college students.

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For more information, please review our Financial Policies. If you have any questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 540-261-8405 or