Graduate Funding and Support

Many graduate students are eligible for some amount of financial aid which is available in various forms, including loans, grants, scholarships, and work‐study funding. Contact the VCU Financial Aid Office for information.

In addition, the Sociology Department awards several graduate assistantships on a competitive basis to full-time, on-campus students. Students need to apply by the April 1 priority deadline for funding consideration. Online students in the applied option are not eligible for departmental assistantships at this time. The exact amount and conditions of the assistantships may vary from semester to semester. Graduate students who are fully funded by graduate assistantships must register for nine credit hours a semester.