University tuition and fees, listed below, consist of the tuition
and required fees, as well as a student activities fee. The student activities
fee subsidizes activities approved by the Student Council, such as publications,
club sports, and service organizations. In addition, students enrolled in Architecture,
College of Arts and Sciences, Commerce, Education, Engineering, and Nursing
are required to pay special school fees. These special fees are listed below
by school. Tuition is based on the students residency classification (i.e.,
Virginian or non-Virginian). University tuition and fees are subject to change.
Tuition, Required Fees, and Activities Fee
Academic Year (2 Semesters)
Tuition and required fees
Tuition and required fees
Academic Year (2 Semesters)
Students enrolled in the schools listed below are required
to pay a fee in addition to the tuition, required fees, and activities fee listed
College of Arts and Sciences
Engineering and Applied Science
Note: For the fall semester only, all first year and
transfer students will be assessed a $190 orientation fee. International Students
will be charged an additional $50 per semester.
Waiver of Tuition and/or Fees The following qualified
individuals may request a waiver of a portion or all of the tuition and fees
associated with attendance at the University of Virginia. This waiver must be
requested each semester from the Student Accounts section of Student Financial
Services. Individuals who waive their fees relinquish entitlement to use the
facility or activity that the fees support, and their student identification
cards are deactivated accordingly.
Employee Waiver Program University of Virginia full-time
salaried faculty (9- or 12-month), ROTC faculty, full-time staff and health
care professionals who have been employed for one year or more may request the
waiver of tuition and fees for enrollment in one course per semester. This waiver
must be requested prior to the end of the registration period for that semester.
This waiver policy (760.800) is not applicable to non-credit
or audited courses, non-topical research credits, books, or study material costs.
The course for which the waiver is obtained must be completed with a passing
grade or better. Otherwise, the University must be reimbursed for the waived
charges within 30 days of the issuance of grades. Students must pay all charges
incurred if they withdraw from a course.
Faculty Spouse The spouse of a full-time University
faculty member may elect to waive the athletics and/or student health components
of the required fees.
Registration and Payment
Fall and Spring Semester Registration Registration is
completed by using ISIS each semester. Instructions for registering are available
on-line at www.virginia.edu/registrar. Upon completion of the registration
process, an individual is classified as a registered student. Not attending
classes does not alter the registration status or the assessment of tuition
and fee charges. Once registered for a semester, a student may terminate registration
only through official withdrawal from the University.
Payment and Late Payment The final date for payment
of student account bills for University charges is printed on the bill mailed
to the student. The payment due date for the fall semester is August 18, 2004;
for the spring semester, it is usually in the first week of January. Failure
to receive a bill does not waive the requirement for payment when due. Any student
who fails to pay the amount due by the specified payment due date is charged
a late fee as follows:
$50 or 1.5% of the past-due amount (whichever is greater).
Late fee for TAs, RAs, and Veterans
Students are billed for late fees after registration.
Checks returned for insufficient or uncollected funds are immediately
redeposited by our bank. Payment of tuition and fees by a check returned from
the bank will incur a late fee if the repayment is not received by the published
deadline. A $20 service charge will also be assessed. Postdated checks should
not be submitted; each check is immediately processed for payment regardless
of its date.
The University does not accept credit card payments for tuition, fees, housing
or dining charges.
Special Arrangements for Students with Learning Needs or
Disabilities Special tuition arrangements are possible for students who
must take fewer than nine credits due to a diagnosed learning need or disability.
Such students must contact the Learning Needs and Evaluation Center at (434)
243-5180 for a review of their situation and must have their reduced course
load approved by the dean of their school.
Installment Payment Plan
In conjunction with a private vendor, the University has developed
an installment payment plan. For an annual fee of $60, University tuition, fees,
housing, and dining charges may be paid in ten monthly installments. The final
date to enroll in the payment plan is July 31, 2004. For complete details, contact
Tuition Management Systems at 800-722-4867 or www.afford.com.
Withdrawal from the University
Tuition and Fees Students who withdraw from the University
are charged a percentage of the tuition and fees based on the school week within
which the withdrawal occurs. A school week is defined as the period beginning
on Monday and ending on the succeeding Sunday; the first school week of a semester
is defined as that week within which final registration concludes. The effective
date of withdrawal is determined by the dean of the school in which the student
is enrolled and is recorded on the official withdrawal form that the student
must complete as part of the withdrawal process. In the College, the effective
date of withdrawal is the date that the student informs the association dean
of his or her intent to withdraw from the University. The schedule for allocation
of tuition and fees between amounts charged and amounts credited is listed below.
This schedule is subject to change.
Any refunds owed to the student as a result of withdrawal are
first offset against any other amounts owed to the University.
Students who receive financial aid and withdraw prior to the
completion of 61% of the enrollment period must repay Title IV funds (i.e.,
PLUS, Perkins, Subsidized, and Unsubsidized Loans; Pell, SEOG, HETAP, and CSAP
Grants). To determine what percentage of aid the student has earned, and what
percentage must be returned, Student Financial Services will divide the number
of days the student attended by the number of days in the enrollment period.
For details or examples, contact Student Financial Services.
Residence Hall Rent No refund of residence hall rent
shall be made in the event of withdrawal after the fifth class day of each semester.
Upon vacating student housing facilities, a student must return the room key
to the student accommodation office. The date the room key is returned to the
student accommodation office is the effective termination date of the student
Other Fees and Special Charges
Damage to University Property The student or students
responsible are charged at the cost of repair or replacement.
I.D. Replacement Fee A fee of $15 is charged to replace
a lost, stolen, or mutilated student I.D. card. Payment must be made at the
time of replacement.
Returned Check Service Fee The University assesses a
$20 service fee for all checks returned by the bank as non-negotiable. Checks
are automatically redeposited by the bank once before they are returned to the
Diploma Fees Replacement and duplicate diplomas may
be obtained upon payment of a $50 fee plus a mailing fee.
Transcript Fee A fee of $4 is charged for each transcript
of a students record. Payment must accompany the request.
Late Registration Fee Students who register within two
weeks after the prescribed registration date will be assessed a $25 late fee.
Students who register more than two weeks after the prescribed registration
date will be assessed a $50 fee.
Late Payment Fee Any student who fails to make payment
by the payment due date specified on the bill is assessed a $50 or 1.5% of
past due amount, (whichever is greater).
Late Payment Fee for TA/RA/Veterans Teaching assistants,
research assistants, and veterans who fail to pay by the due date specified
on the bill are assessed a $10 fee.
International Services Fee All students attending the
University under the F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status are required to enroll
for full time study in both the fall and spring semesters (12 or more credits
for undergraduate students). Any change in visa or citizenship status must be
submitted with original documentation to the International Student and Scholar
Programs Office in Minor Hall. You are also required to obtain a Social Security
Number if you will be receiving University-awarded financial support.
International Students may be charged a $50 International Services
Fee. The revenue will offset substantial increases in technology and staff costs
associated with the implementation and operation of the federally mandated Student
and Exchange Visitor Program and the associated Student and Exchange Visitor
Information System (SEVIS). Further, the fees will ensure that the University
is in compliance with federal mandates, as well as supporting the International
Studies Office to have an adequate number of highly skilled professionals that
can address all student legal status issues.
Non-Resident Fee Students are charged a fee of $125
for each semester they are on an approved leave of absence or each semester
they are not enrolled for courses in a resident school but wish to maintain
their matriculated status in the school. Students who are not engaged in any
course work during the semester in which they expect to graduate must pay the
Additional School Expenses Students in the School of
Architecture have an additional expense of approximately $150 for supplies.
Students in the School of Nursing should consult Chapter 11 for a detailed
explanation of personal expenses.
General Payment Policies
Payment at Registration Students are expected to satisfy
all outstanding obligations to the University before they are permitted to complete
registration. If outstanding obligations are not satisfied, courses are dropped
after the end of the final registration period.
Failure to Pay University Financial Obligations Enrolled
students may be suspended from the University for past due financial obligations.
Suspension includes dropping of courses and prevention from course enrollment
for future terms. Current students will have their debts offset against any
credit balances and other proceeds, such as loan checks. Current and former
students will have a financial hold placed on their academic transcript. Past
due obligations are reported to the state for offset against state income tax
refunds, state vendor payments, and lottery winnings, and may be reported to
credit bureaus, referred to third party collection agencies or the State Attorney
General, or litigated. Debtors may be assessed collection costs up to fifty
percent of their debt.
Federal Loans The University participates in the Federal
Family Education Loan Program. Further information on Federal Loans is available
in chapter 3.
University Awarded Loans Proceeds from University awarded
loans (e.g., Perkins, health professions, nursing, or institutional loans) are
not distributed by check, but are applied directly to the students tuition
account. Undergraduates must be registered for at least twelve credits, and
graduates for the number of credits specified on the loan application, to be
eligible to receive credit from these loan proceeds.
Credit Balances Credit balances resulting from a scholarship,
fellowship, or University awarded loan are refunded by U.S. mail to arrive on
or about October 1 in the fall and February 1 in the spring, unless direct deposit
is in effect. Credit balances resulting from the installment payment plan are
refunded in mid-November for the fall semester and mid-April for the spring
Credit balances resulting from overpayment may first be used
to offset any other past due amounts owed the University. Credit balances of
less than $5 are not refunded unless requested.
The University offers direct deposit of credit balance refunds
to students bank accounts. Sign-up forms can be obtained from the payroll
office or from the online UVa Forms Directory at http://uvaforms.virginia.edu.
Direct deposit of credit balances is optional. If not chosen, checks are issued;
however, creation of checks is a slower process than direct deposit.
Permanent and Local Addresses Student Financial Services
uses the permanent and local addresses that are recorded in ISIS. It is the
students responsibility to maintain current addresses with the university
registrar. Failure to update addresses on a timely basis may result in misdirected
refund checks and bills. Undergraduate students bills are mailed to the
Special Billing Addresses Students may establish a billing
address through Student Financial Services. Once established, this address overrides
the permanent or local address for billing purposes. This address may be deleted
each year prior to the mailing of fall bills in August.
Taxability of Scholarships and Fellowships The Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) tax code permits the exclusion of scholarships or fellowships
from income up to the amount used for the payment of course-related expenses
(i.e., tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment). The IRS does not consider
the cost of room and board to be course-related. Stipends or living allowances
paid as part of a scholarship or fellowship are considered taxable income. The
University is required to withhold taxes on such payments only to nonresident
alien recipients not claiming treaty benefits. However, all recipients are required
to report their scholarships and fellowships to the IRS by filing a yearly tax
return and to pay the requisite taxes. These provisions apply to all scholarship
and fellowship recipients of domestic source grants, regardless of whether the
recipient is an undergraduate, graduate student, citizen, or nonresident alien.
Students should retain receipts for tax deductible items. The University cannot
provide tax counsel.
Auditing Courses Students currently enrolled for regular
or non-topical research courses are not charged for audited courses. However,
individuals not currently enrolled who wish to audit courses at the University
must do so through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and are
subject to their rate schedule.
Senior Citizens In compliance with the Senior Citizens
Higher Education Act, the University waives tuition and required fees for courses
on a space-available basis. To be eligible, a person must be at least 60 years
old, have been legally domiciled in Virginia at least one year before the semester
begins, and must gain admission to the University.
To qualify as a full-time or part-time student for credit,
the senior citizens taxable income (for federal income tax purposes) the
year prior to enrollment must not have exceeded $10,000.
There is no income requirement if the senior citizen wants
to audit a course offered for credit or to enroll in a non-credit course. No
more than three courses per semester may be taken on this basis, but there is
no limit to the number of semesters a senior citizen may be enrolled. Instructors
have the option of determining whether students may or may not take their courses
on an audit basis. Those who have completed 75 percent of their degree requirements
may enroll for courses at the same time as tuition-paying students, rather than
waiting until final registration is completed.
Veterans Benefits The Office of the University
Registrar is the University liaison with the Veterans Administration in matters
concerning educational benefits available to veterans under the provisions of
Chapters 30, 31, 32, 34, 35 and 1606. (War Orphans benefits are handled
through the scholarships/fellowships office in Student Financial Services, P.O.
Box 400204, Charlottesville VA, 22904-4204; (434) 982-6000.)
Benefit information and application forms can be found on the
VA Website: www.gibill.va.gov. Inquiries regarding how to start VA benefits
during enrollment at the University and certification procedures should be directed
to: Office of the University Registrar, P.O. Box 400203, Charlottesville VA
22904-4203; (434) 924-4138; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estimated Personal Expenses
Students should prepare and keep within a budget in order to
develop the ability to utilize their resources effectively while living within
their means. Instruction in the handling of checks and checking accounts is
recommended prior to enrollment.
While the amount of money spent in meeting personal expenses
at the University depends largely upon the resources and tastes of the student,
the estimates given in chapter 3 are a helpful guide in the preparation of a
budget. These estimates do not include expenses for clothing, travel, memberships
in organizations, or recreation and entertainment. A reasonable allowance should
be made for these items.
The University requires that all students carry year-round
hospitalization insurance. This cost should also be included in a students
estimate of expenses.
Classification as an In-State Student
Eligibility for in-state educational privileges, including
in-state tuition rates, is governed by Section 23-7.4 et. seq. of the Code
Applicants for admission apply for in-state status by completing
the Application for Virginia In-State Educational Privileges, and returning
it with the admission application.
Currently enrolled students apply for changes in residency
status through the Committee on Virginia Status, University of Virginia, P.O.
Box 400160, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4203. Applications must be received prior
to the first day of class of the semester for which in-state privileges are
Students classified as non-residents in current degree programs
should contact the Committee on Virginia Status if they are considering applying
for admission to other degree programs.