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UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies Waives Application Fee, Extends Tuition Payment Deadline

April 2, 2020 – As part of an effort to help students affected economically by the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announced several steps to give students greater financial flexibility.

Those measures include allowing additional time for tuition payments, encouraging students to use the University’s tuition payment plan, and waiving SCPS application fees, with refunds for current applicants who have already paid it. 

The text of Thursday’s message to students explaining the changes: 

“SCPS is committed to supporting students who may be experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the summer 2020 term, we are modifying our tuition payment policy to provide additional time for students to pay their tuition. Students in degree and certificate programs at SCPS now have up to 45 days after registering for summer classes to make their payments. The payment extension for summer 2020 does not apply to third-party payments, such as employer-paid tuition. Note that students may continue to receive automated system notifications about payment due dates; these are advisory notifications for communicating student account information, and late fees will not be charged.

In addition, all SCPS students have the option to sign up for UVA’s Semester Payment Plan for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. This is an optional, interest-free semester-based payment plan that enables students to spread their tuition payments over 3, 4, or 5 months. Students enroll in a payment plan by logging into UVAPay and selecting the Payment Plans tab. Enrollment in the Semester Payment Plan for the Fall 2020 semester begins in May 2020.  For more information see the Semester Payment Plan on the Student Financial Services website.

Note also that application fees will be waived for degree students applying for admission to the BIS and BPHM programs for Fall 2020 by May 15, 2020. Application fees are also waived for students applying to SCPS certificate programs for Fall 2020 by July 1, 2020.”