This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Financial aid eligibility decisions are made using federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Students may appeal their eligibility if special circumstances warrant a review. Reasons for an appeal might include one of the following documented unusual circumstances:

  • Loss or reduction of employment earnings
  • Disability or death of parent or spouse
  • Separation or divorce
  • Loss or reduction of untaxed income
  • Losses due to a natural disaster
  • Unusually high educational program costs
  • Unusual medical expenses
  • Dependent and child care expenses

Any financial aid staff member can advise a student about the procedures on how to file an appeal.