This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. 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 calculated contribution 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.