The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree is designed for adults who seek a flexible program that enables them to complete their undergraduate degree while balancing work and family commitments. Rooted in the UVA liberal arts tradition, the BIS degree offers a broad interdisciplinary education that prepares students to advance in their current jobs, transition to a new career, or pursue graduate studies. Regardless of their area of concentration, BIS students strengthen highly desirable skills in critical thinking, communication, problem solving, team work, analytical reasoning, and time management. Students choose a concentration from options in business, technology, healthcare management, and the liberal arts.
UVA meets 100% of an eligible undergraduate student’s demonstrated need through a combination of grants, federal work study, and federal loans. Financial aid is available for the School’s degree students (on a case-by-case and semester-by-semester basis) as degree candidates at the University for courses taken at the University of Virginia. Course work outside of the University, even as required to be eligible for the UVA degree, cannot be supported by UVA financial aid, nor can students receive financial aid simultaneously from two institutions, even if course work from both institutions relates to the same degree.
To be considered for need-based financial aid, new and returning degree students must submit specific documents to UVA Student Financial Services.
Consult the following links for information on FAFSA and UVA financial aid policies and programs.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
UVA Financial Aid
- High school diploma, or equivalent
- 45-60 transferable credits that satisfy
the Liberal Studies Core requirements
Tuition & Fees
Estimated Cost of a Degree*
$29,280 (same in-state and out-of-state; based on 60 transfer credits at admission)
- Students have access to financial aid,
scholarships, and payment plans
Tuition and Financial Aid Details