Virginia Commonwealth University


College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP)

The College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP) is a statewide need-based undergraduate grant program established to assist students with extreme financial need.

How to Apply
In order to be considered for this grant, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the results sent to the VCU Office of Financial Aid by the VCU priority filing date, ensuring that information provided on the application is complete and accurate. Failure to resolve any problems with the processing of the application, or delays in resolving the problems, may preclude the student from being considered for this grant.

Eligibility Criteria
To be considered for an award, the student must:

  • be admitted to VCU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student;
  • be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credit hours each semester);
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;
  • be a domiciliary resident of Virginia;
  • meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards as defined by the VCU Office of Financial Aid;
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • have an Expected Family Contribution that is less than one-half of the total cost of education;
  • meet all requirements for federal Title IV financial aid programs; and
  • not be enrolled in a program leading to a second associate or baccalaureate degree.

Award Amounts
Award amounts are initially offered based on full-year, full-time enrollment and range from $500 to $4,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Award amounts are prorated for students who enroll less than full-year, full-time. For example, a student with full-year, half-time enrollment will receive a prorated award in the amount of 50% of the original award amount.

Awards cannot be automatically renewed. Students must apply annually, meeting the VCU priority filing date, and continue to meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

More Resources

Financial Aid

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