Daily Archives: January 7th, 2009

Financial Aid: Merit-based vs. Need-based

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to say a brief word about financial aid at the University of Richmond. Richmond has been consistently recognized for its strong financial aid programs, and we remain committed to making a Richmond education affordable to every student we admit. Our president, Ed Ayers, has emphasized this commitment, particularly in light of the current financial climate – we are lucky not to have taken nearly as large a hit as some have, and our generous financial aid policies will continue uninterrupted. This year, in fact, students are receiving more than $49 million in financial aid.