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$4 Million Gift Calms Ire Over U-Va. Need-Based Aid Cuts

A new $4 million gift to support financial aid at the University of Virginia has blunted some of the criticism the school faced after it decided to scale back a landmark grant program for its neediest students.

The changes to the grant program, known as AccessUVa, mean that many students from low-income families who enter U-Va. this fall and in years to come will face a requirement that others recently have not: They must take out loans.