Tuition and Financial Aid

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The University of Virginia is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities.  It continually strives to balance a quality education with a reasonable cost of attendance. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is proud to deliver the same value and quality to the nontraditional students we serve.

What It Costs

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees 

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When & How to Pay

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How to Pay (Varies by Program)

DEGREE PROGRAMS (BIS, BPHM, MPS)

Payments are made through Student Financial Services.

If your employer is paying for your tuition, arrangements can be made through Student Financial Services Third-Party Billing.

Post Bacc Pre-Med Program

Admitted students must secure their place in the program student cohort  by submitting a nonrefundable deposit of $350. This deposit will guarantee the accepted applicant as a member of the Post Bacc Pre-Med entering class. The deposit must be made by the designated deadline following the formal admission of offer into the program. This deposit will be credited toward your overall program tuition.

Other SCPS Programs & Courses

Payment of your class tuition and fees is due prior to the start of your class. Failure to make payment will result in a financial hold on your student account, preventing future registrations and access to transcripts.

If you register online through the Student Center in the SIS or by using the paper form, or are sponsored by your employer or organization, your class registration will trigger and post charges in the SIS. Within 24 hours after you register, use your SIS login to check your Student Center. Go to the Finances section to view the charges. You can pay for your class using one of these payment options:

e-Check or Credit Card

e-Check (electronic debit from your checking or savings account) and credit card payments can only be completed through the Student Information System (SIS) using UVAPay, an advanced, secure online payment system. Through SIS, you will be able to pay by e-Check or credit card using American Express, Discover, or MasterCard (VISA is not accepted*). If you choose to pay by credit or debit card in UVAPay, you will be assessed a non-refundable 2.75% service fee by the credit card processor. There are no service fees for e-Checks.   

* VISA’s association rules will not permit the credit card processor to charge a percentage service fee and would require UVA to charge the same fee for ALL transactions, including e-Check or paper check.  

Credit card payments cannot be made by phone or in person. This process ensures the security of your personal and credit card information.

Check/Money Order

To pay by check or money order, please make check or money order payable to the University of Virginia. Class title should be noted on your payment. Mail your payment to UVA/SCPS, PO Box 400764, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764,  Attention: Registration Services. You may bring your check into Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane. Cash is not accepted.

Employer/Sponsor

If you are requesting that a business/organization be billed for tuition, a letter or email of authorization or Purchase Order must be emailed to [email protected] no later than seven calendar days before the first day of class. The letter of authorization must be on company letterhead. The letter of authorization, the authorizing email, or the Purchase Order must be from someone (other than the student) with authority to obligate the organization, and include: student name, class title, and amount being paid for by the employer/sponsor, along with a contact person, billing name, address, phone number, and email. An authorization signature and tax ID number must be included.   

You are responsible for all tuition and fees associated with your class enrollment. You are responsible for payment of your bill by your employer/sponsor and will be billed on your student account for unpaid tuition and/or fees in the event of default by your employer/sponsor or failure to meet the employer/sponsor  criteria.

Checks, e-Checks (ACH, a charge made to a checking account) and credit card payments are accepted. Payment by e-Check and credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA) must be made online by accessing [email protected]. An invoice from the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies is required to make an online payment via e-Check or credit card. Learn more about [email protected].

Refunds

See also Registration Definitions & Policies
See also SCPS Drop/Refund Request Form

Refund Policy

Course registration: Your registration for a course commits you to payment of the charges associated with enrollment (tuition and fees). You will not be automatically dropped from a course due to a lack of attendance/participation. If you do not drop a course and do not attend/participate, you will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fees and will receive a failing grade in the course. Any charges that remain unpaid after one year will be sent to a collections agency. If you enroll in the course and decide to drop, you will be charged according to the refund schedule below. 

Refunds are determined and processed by SCPS in accordance with the following policies and schedules:

  • Tuition and fees are refunded according to the applicable schedules listed below.
  • Fees charged by the processor of credit card transactions, currently Nelnet, are not University fees and are not refundable.
  • If payment is made by check, there is a 10-day waiting period after the check is posted before a refund can be processed.
  • In the event that SCPS issues a refund in error, it reserves the right to reclaim such funds.
  • Refunds are computed based on the date and time requests are received by SCPS.

Refund Schedules

SCPS credit & noncredit classes, including web-based (online) & classroom/Internet (hybrid or blended) classes

Drop & Withdraw Timeframe % of Refund  % Charged Grade
Before second class meeting 100% 0% No grade recorded
After second class but before third class 80% 20% W
After third class 0% 100% W


Degrees, Post Bacc Pre-Med, Community Scholar

Approved refunds are based on the following schedules:

The refund schedule for classes offered during the fall and spring for the School's degrees, Post Bacc Pre-Med Program, and Community Scholar is governed by the University’s refund schedule.

The refund schedule for classes offered during the summer for the School's degrees, Post Bacc Pre-Med Program, and Community Scholar is governed by Summer Session.

SCPS Accounts Receivable

Employer/sponsor payments are made through [email protected] UVA. 

e-Checks (ACH, a charge made to your checking account) and credit card payments are accepted. An invoice from the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies is required in order to make a payment via [email protected] UVA.

This payment site is for employer/third party sponsors only.  Students must make payments via UVAPay, accessible through the Student Center in the Student Information System.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call SCPS Accounts Receivable at 434.243.1156.

Assistance Paying for School

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Employer/Sponsor Assistance

Employers know that education is the key to on-the-job success. Thousands of companies offer tuition assistance programs to help their employees enroll in classes, or complete a certificate or degree program. We encourage you to explore the options available to you, including eligibility requirements, prior to registering for courses or applying to a certificate or degree program.  

Students in Degree Programs (BIS and BPHM)

Payments are made through Student Financial Services. If your employer is paying for your tuition, arrangements can be made through Student Financial Services Third-Party Billing.

Students Enrolled in SCPS Programs and Courses

If you are requesting that a business/organization be billed for tuition, a letter or email of authorization or Purchase Order must be emailed to [email protected] no later than seven calendar days before the first day of class. The letter of authorization must be on company letterhead. The letter of authorization, the authorizing email, or the Purchase Order must be from someone (other than the student) with authority to obligate the organization, and include:  student name, class title, and amount being paid for by the employer/sponsor, along with a contact person, billing name, address, phone number, and email. An authorization signature and tax ID number must be included.  

You are responsible for all tuition and fees associated with your class enrollment. You are responsible for payment of your bill by your employer/sponsor and will be billed on your student account for unpaid tuition and/or fees in the event of default by your employer/sponsor or failure to meet the employer/sponsor  criteria.

Checks, e-Checks (ACH, a charge made to a checking account) and credit card payments are accepted. Payment by e-Check and credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA) must be made online by accessing [email protected]. An invoice from the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies is required in order to make an online payment via e-Check or credit card. Learn more about [email protected].

Financial Aid

Students in the School’s degree programs and the Post Bacc Pre-Med Program are eligible to apply for financial aid.  Learn more

Degree Programs

The University 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. 

New Students
New applicants to the School's degree programs should follow the instructions at https://sfs.virginia.edu/new/undergrad.

Returning Students
Returning degree students should follow the instructions at https://sfs.virginia.edu/ugradmain.

Please contact UVA Student Financial Services at 434.982.6000 or [email protected]

Post Bacc Pre-Med

Federal Direct loans may be available to individuals demonstrating financial need.  To apply students should follow the instructions at https://sfs.virginia.edu/pre-med.

Payment Plans

Only for Students in Degree Programs and the Post Bacc Pre-Med Program

The University of Virginia offers a monthly payment plan to help distribute the costs of education over a period of time. Payment plans can be set up by semester to pay for tuition and fees. Visit the University's Student Financial Services.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for BIS and other degree-seeking students.  More information on the scholarships available in various SCPS programs is available on the Scholarships page.

UVA Education Benefits
 
Veteran and Military Benefits

Please visit University of Virginia Military Education Benefits page for more information on benefits available.