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. To be considered for an academic scholarship, please submit your online application to Southern Virginia University and include your transcript(s).

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Need-based Financial Aid

Southern Virginia University awards Need-based Aid based on a student’s need as deteremined 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.

Start Your FAFSA

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 Scholarship Application
Music Scholarship Application
Theatre Scholarship Application

Missionary & Humanitarian Service Scholarship

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

Returned Missionary & Humanitarian Service Scholarship Application

Marriott Scholarship

Applicants are evaluated on their commitment to academics, leadership, and service—qualities exemplified by Richard E. Marriott and the Marriott Family. With limited availability, Southern Virginnia University awards Marriott Scholarships only to new students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Marriott Scholarship Application & Requirements

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 Univeresity 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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Free Government Aid

Federal Pell Grant: Up to $6,345 annually

To determine if you qualify for a Pell Grant worth up to $6,345 annually in free federal aid, 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 $4,500

Virginia residents can qualify for a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) worth up to $4,500 annually in free aid from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Apply below:

VTAG Application

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