|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
Director of Sustainability
VCU offers work-study jobs, grants, installment payment plans, loans, scholarships, and veteran benefits for low-income students.
VCU human resources offers diversity training to all faculty and staff. This training includes topics of age, class, race, ethnicity, gender, and more.
Students that demonstrate need are chosen for the work-study program which allows students to work during the semester for funds.
Many of the departments offer need-based scholarships including Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Study Abroad, as well as others.
VCU admissions has a website dedicated to helping parents understand and learn how to finance college.
Our Pathways to Success program is a college preparation series designed to share information with Richmond public high school students about the college selection process that will help them gain a better understanding of the opportunities available at VCU and other institutions of higher education. The program is held twice during an academic year, once in the fall and again in the spring.
We also host a program for Latino high school students and their families entitled Primeros Pasos or First Steps. It is a one-day program designed to motivate and encourage Latino high school students to attend college.
In addition to these programs we also host and welcome campus visit by various outreach organizations, including Project Discovery, AVID and Gear Up. Furthermore, we have established a partnership with the Center for Student Opportunity (CSO), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting higher education opportunities for first-generation and other undeserved college-bound students.
VCU offers extensive information to prospective students and parents about the cost of attending VCU as well as options for financing a college education. The VCU Admissions Office and the Office of Financial Aid provide step by step guides to applying for financial aid.
VCU financial aid makes information to students available on grants, scholarships, work-study, veterans benefits and an installment payment plan for tuition.
While VCU does not offer scholarships specifically for part-time students we do have a National Scholarship Office where students can learn about and apply to scholarships outside of VCU that may be applicable to part-time students.
The VCU Child Development Center is a full-day, inclusive young children's program which provides high-quality care and education for the children of VCU faculty, staff, and student families. The Center's unique relationship with the School of Education allows it to serve as a learning lab for student pre-service experiences, faculty research, and community outreach and education.
|The percentage of entering students that are low-income||29|
|The graduation/success rate for low-income students||58.60|
|The percentage of student financial need met, on average||4|
|The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt||34|
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.