4: Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Dining

Tuition and Fees | University Housing | Dining Services and Facilities

Tuition, Required Fees, and Activities Fee | Registration and Payment of Fees | Installment Payment Plan
Withdrawal from the University | Other Fees and Special Charges | Failure to Pay University Financial Obligations
General Payment Policies | Auditing Courses | Estimated Personal Expenses | Additional Expenses
Veterans' Benefits | Special Arrangements for Students with a Learning Need or Disability
Senior Citizens | Academic Common Market | Classification as an In-State Student

Senior Citizens

In compliance with the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act, the University offers courses with tuition and required fees waived on a space-available basis. To be eligible, a person must be at least 60 years old and 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 citizen's 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.


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