Funding for these scholarships comes from philanthropic support to the college. Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are awarded by the college, and most scholarship funds are credited to the student's account in late summer. Most scholarships are available to students across all programs in the college. This list is inclusive of active scholarships and awards but will be dependent on funding each award term. Apply now for scholarships.

Graduate students can find funding from a variety of sources, including through fellowships offered by their programs and graduate focused awards and grants. For scholarships and awards available to students in a particular program, please see the listings in that program.

Students and prospective students can also click here to determine if they should file a VA­SA or a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The Virginia Alternative State Aid Application (VASA) is a free and safe way for students to pursue financial assistance for undergraduate education. The deadline for priority consideration is Feb. 1. Interested current and prospective undergraduate students should click here for additional information and the application. 

Learn more about all of Mason's scholarship opportunities. There are also additional external scholarship opportunities available to students through Financial Aid. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions regarding external opportunities.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Support is available for current students who are experiencing immediate financial obstacles, such as homelessness and food insecurity through University Life. Requests for this funding are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, complete the Student Emergency Assistance Fund form.

For any financial aid questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (703) 993-2353.  For questions regarding the taxability and reporting requirements for an award, please see IRS Publication 970 at

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