May 27, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Record 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Dining, Housing, & Tuition and Fees

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Dining at U.Va.


Dining provides students numerous opportunities for meals and snacks from dining rooms, food courts, coffee shops, and convenience stores around Grounds. Whether you just need a between-class snack or a full-course meal, it’s covered when you have a meal plan. Students have the opportunity to eat on Grounds from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. in over 25 locations.

When you purchase a meal plan you get: swipes for meals at residential dining rooms on Grounds; Plus Dollars to spend at U.Va. Dining cafes, food courts, and convenience stores; and meal exchange opportunities at certain locations. You can also use your Plus Dollars with our local delivery partners – Domino’s and Ming Dynasty.

The University student identification card is the student’s entry into the residential dining rooms. It allows students to use the meals and Plus Dollars on their dining plans, and tells them the current balances. If the card is lost or stolen, the card office must be notified immediately at 924-4508 to deactivate the card. A separate card is issued to students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Graduate Students have the option of purchasing a meal plan as well. We offer a special plan just for graduate students: the Graduate Student Semester 50 Meal Plan. This specially-designed plan includes meals at the Garden Room–an exclusive faculty and staff dining room on the West Range.

For more information, please visit the U.Va. Dining website at, email or contact the Meal Plan Coordinator, U.Va. Dining, P.O. Box 400312, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4312; (434) 982-5140. Dining locations are accessible to students with disabilities.

Meal Plan Changes


Meal plans are annual contracts. First year students are required to purchase a meal plan for the entire year. As a courtesy, we provide a change period in between semesters. All changes must be made by letter, on the U.Va. Dining website ( by completing the “Dining Plan Change Request” Form, or by filling out an “Intent to Change” Form at the Dining Services Administrative Office at Observatory Hill during a specific time period each semester. Please note that removing your meal plan from your QuickPay system does not change or cancel your meal plan.

Students may purchase or upgrade their meal plan at any time during the academic year There is no fee for upgrading meal plans; however a $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations except for students graduating in December or studying abroad. The 2015/16 meal plan rates are available on the U.Va. Dining website at pending BOV approval.

Meal Plan Options


All Access Meal Plans let students enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the residential dining rooms. Students receive all access to the dining rooms with these plans. Please visit our website at for more information on all of our meal plan options. Plus Dollars: All meal plans include Plus Dollars, which can be used in all dining locations. They work like an ATM or debit card, and students can use Plus Dollars for beverages, snacks, or full meals. The total purchase price is subtracted from the Plus Dollar dining plan balance. Students may increase the flexibility of their meal plan by purchasing additional Plus Dollars at any time. All charges are billed by Student Financial Services, and funds are available within one business day of sign-up.

Please note that the above descriptions of the meal plans do not include all relevant terms and conditions of the contract. Please refer to for complete terms and conditions

Meal Exchange/TO-GO Meals


Our policies on Meal Exchange and To-Go meals at U.Va. Dining are as follows: A To-Go meal counts as a “Meal Exchange” swipe, and is deducted from your account in the same manner. With the Ultimate Access Meal Plan, you are allowed three swipes per day to use for either Meal Exchange or To-Go meals. With the All Access 7, All Access 5, Semester 100 and Semester 50 Meal Plans, you are allowed two swipes per day to use for Meal Exchange or To-Go Meals. There is an hourly limitation on swipes:you are allowed one swipe per hour whether you use a Meal Exchange or To-Go swipe. We want you to join us for your meals in our locations and share in the experience of dining at The University of Virginia.

Residential Colleges and Language Houses


Brown College requires that all residents purchase a residential meal plan and it is expected that residents will eat in the College dining hall at the Fresh Food Company in Newcomb Hall. Hereford College requires that all residents purchase a residential dining plan and it is expected that residents will eat at Runk Dining Room for Sunday brunch or dinner and two additional dinners between Monday and Thursday evening.

Language Houses: The French and Spanish language houses require that all residents participate in a Language House Dining Plan. Students are required to eat dinner Monday through Thursday at their respective language house.

Athletic Dining Plans: Varsity student athletes are required to participate in an Athletic dining plan. These plans include dinners at the John Paul Jones athletic dining room, featuring recipes designed to meet the special nutritional needs of student-athletes. Only student athletes on varsity NCAA competing sports teams are eligible to participate in Athletic Dining plans.

Housing and Residence Life


Housing and Residence Life (HRL) works collaboratively to create inclusive, welcoming communities where residents are empowered and encouraged to develop as scholars and leaders through self-governance and engagement in their residential community. HRL’s primary focus is to provide services and programmatic direction for all on-Grounds residential students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and conference guests. With over 2 million square feet of residential space, HRL strives to create environments that support the academic, cultural, and social goals of the University. Specific living and learning programs include language immersion houses, three residential colleges, a transfer student focused community, and a comprehensive first-year experience. Residential environments encompass a diverse array of building styles, including traditional residence halls, suite-style residence halls, apartment complexes, townhouses, and single-family homes.

As part of the University’s commitment to the first-year experience, all first-year students must live on Grounds. After an entering first-year undergraduate student submits the housing application, the student will receive an assignment from HRL. The application includes the student’s housing agreement with the University. The student will be notified of the room assignment before the beginning of the academic session.

After the first year in residence, a student who wishes to continue to live in on-Grounds accommodations must submit an online housing application. Upperclass housing is available in residence halls and apartments.

Room rent is charged by the semester and is payable through Student Financial Services. All housing charges are subject to change.

All correspondence regarding on-Grounds housing should be addressed to Housing and Residence Life, P.O. Box 400735, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4735; Phone: 434-924-3736; Email:

Housing and Residence Life Policies


All first-year students must live on Grounds during their first two semesters at the University. Any exceptions must be approved by the Assistant Dean of Students for First-Year Areas. Upperclass  and graduate students may live in University housing on Grounds, in fraternity or sorority houses, or in privately owned properties.

All rooms in University facilities are rented subject to the HRL Terms and Conditions of Residence. This includes billing students for facility damages. When specific responsibility for damage cannot be determined, all costs are divided equally among the residents of that unit.

Students are strongly encouraged to obtain personal property insurance; the University is not responsible for damage to residents’ property.

The following University housing rental charges are for the 2015-2016 session. For current rate information, go to

Privately Owned (Off-Grounds) Accommodations


As a means of helping students with decisions and procedures surrounding living off Grounds, the University and Student Council established an Off-Grounds Housing Manager in 2004. Today, Housing and Residence Life works to provide resources to help students navigate the decisions involved in living off Grounds. HRL sponsors programs and produces materials that are helpful in deciding where to live, understanding leases, creating a safe living environment, developing a budget, and more. For more information, contact Housing and Residence Life by phone at 434-924-3736 or visit the website at

On-Grounds Housing


Alderman Road Houses Alderman Road Residence Area accommodates up to 1,950 first-year students in 12 houses for the 2015-2016 academic year. Three buildings are suite-style, with a common living area, bathroom, and five double bedrooms accommodating 10 residents per suite. The remaining nine buildings feature interior hallway configuration, with double rooms off a common hallway. These nine buildings are the most recent additions to Housing and Residence Life. Nearby are the O’Hill Dining Hall, the Aquatic and Fitness Center, and Slaughter Gym. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Hallway-style Houses: Balz-Dobie, Cauthen, Gibbons, Kellogg, Lile-Maupin, Shannon, Tuttle-Dunnington, Watson-Webb, and Woody
Houses with suites: Courtenay, Dunglison, and Fitzhugh
Features: air conditioning in hallway-style buildings, large meeting rooms, study lounges, a mailroom, and laundry facilities
Average room size: 15’11”l x 11’11”w

Bice House An eight-story apartment building located southeast of the University on Brandon Avenue, Bice House houses approximately 280 students in double occupancy two- and three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is furnished. There is a large common area lounge, study room, laundry room, and mail room for package pick-up on the ground level. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Copeley III & IV Located on the North Grounds, these complexes contain 73 two-bedroom apartments. In 2015-2016, all apartments will accommodate two students in two large single rooms that feature full size beds in each bedroom. Each apartment is furnished with a sofa, armchairs, a dining table and chairs, refrigerator, stove, beds, wardrobes (each with a built-in chest), desks, and chairs. Laundry rooms, postal boxes, and a community lounge also are available. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Faulkner Apartments (Hench, Younger, and Mitchell) This complex houses approximately 150 students. These accommodations are four-person furnished apartments comprised of a living room, a kitchen, four single bedrooms (one large and three regular), and a bath area. Laundry facilities, postal boxes, and a community lounge also are available. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Gooch and Dillard Houses (Stadium Road): These suite-style buildings are located at the intersection of Alderman and Stadium roads. During the 2015-2016 academic year, two buildings will be closed for renovation. The remaining seven buildings will accommodate approximately 410 first-year residents.

This area consists of four-floor structures with two two-story suites. A typical suite accommodates six students, but a few suites house up to 10 students. Each suite features a living area and bath facilities.

Bedrooms are a combination of single and double rooms. Two kitchens and two laundry facilities are located in various buildings. There are two small and two large lounge areas. Runk Dining Hall is conveniently located behind the center of the complex. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Features: air conditioning, study lounges, meeting space, and laundry facilities.
Average room size: 11’6”l x 7’6”w (single) or 11’6”1 x 15’w (double)

Johnson, Malone and Weedon Johnson, Malone, and Weedon are corridor-style facilities for upperclass students, and also house the transfer student special-interest community. The residential spaces are a combination of single and double air-conditioned rooms with central bath areas on each floor. Two lounges are located on each floor, one equipped with a sink and microwave. Area features include a dining hall, laundry facilities and outdoor recreation areas. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Lambeth Field Apartments Located north of Central Grounds, this complex contains 102 two-bedroom apartments and 72 three-bedroom apartments. Each two-bedroom apartment houses four students, with double occupancy in each bedroom. Each three-bedroom apartment accommodates six students, with double occupancy in each bedroom. All apartments are furnished, and a convenience store and programming/study space are located in Lambeth Commons at the center of the complex. A laundry room, postal boxes, and package delivery are also on-site. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

McCormick Road Houses McCormick Road Residence Area houses more than 1,200 first-year students in 10 buildings, which accommodate approximately 125 students each. All of the bedrooms are doubles, with the exception of 30 small, single rooms located between the hallways of each floor. The buildings are coed; the floors are single-sex. Rooms on a common corridor share a common bathroom. Typically, men are housed on the ground and first floors and women on upper-level floors. All rooms have wireless Internet access.

Features: study lounges, a mailroom, “The Castle” snack bar, laundry facilities, and vending machines.
Houses: Bonnycastle, Dabney, Echols, Emmet, Hancock, Humphreys, Kent, Lefevre, Metcalf, and Page
Average room size: 16’l x 12’ w

The Lawn Rooms on the East and West Lawn are part of the original Jeffersonian Academical Village. Undergraduate degree applicants are eligible to live in these accommodations during their final year of study. A student selection committee determines who lives on the Lawn based on each student’s scholastic and extracurricular achievements. All rooms are single and have wireless Internet access.

Rental Rates


Single Student Rental Rates (Per Occupant for Nine Month Session)

First-Year Student Rate Single Room $5,670
Double Room $5,670
Johnson, Malone and Weedon Houses Single Room $5,920
Double Room $5,690
Bice House
Double Room $6,130
The Lawn Regular Single Room $6,390
Small Single (no fireplace) $6,240
Faulkner Apartments Single Room $6,890
International Residential College Single Room (Munford, Gwathmey) $6,390
Single Room (Lewis, Hoxton) $6,680
Single Room (private bath) $6,890
Double Room $5,690
Lambeth Field Double Room $6,130
Copeley III & IV Single Room $6,890
Brown College at Monroe Hill Single Room (Semi-private) $6,610
Hereford College Single Room $5,920
Double Room $5,690
La Maison Française (French House) Single Room $6,890
Double Room $6,130
German House in Bice House Double Room $6,130
La Casa Bolívar (Spanish House)
Single Room $6,890
Double Room $6,130
Shea House (Language House) Single Room $6,890
Double Room $6,130


Residential Colleges


Brown Residential College Located on Central Grounds between Newcomb and McCormick roads, Brown College consists of 12 buildings known as portals. Each portal has its own identity. Students create both a neighborhood and a home at Monroe Hill, infusing Brown College with their passions, talents, and energy.

Monroe Hill opened in 1986 as the first modern residential college at the University (the Lawn was the original residential college). Now named Brown College at Monroe Hill in recognition of the endowment donated by the Brown family, the College is led by a principal and a director of studies. In addition to two resident scholars, about 40 nonresident faculty fellows from many departments and schools of the University maintain close ties with Brown College.

Residential spaces consist of air-conditioned suites occupied by two students who share bath areas with members of the adjoining suite(s). There are 282 spaces assigned in 144 suites, with 46 of the spaces reserved each year for first-year students. Tunnels located in the lower floors of the buildings offer a convenient means of connecting students and lead residents to on-site laundry facilities, study space, and two community lounges (one with a kitchen).

Brown College at Monroe Hill requires a separate application in addition to the Housing Application and Agreement form. For more information, see Upperclass students living in Brown College are required to participate in a meal plan.

Features: air conditioning, study lounge, kitchen, TV lounges, library, and laundry facilities.
Houses: Davis, Gildersleeve, Harrison, Holmes, Long, Mallet, McGuffey, Peters, Rogers, Smith, Tucker, and Venable
Average room size: 11’10” l x 12’w

Hereford Residential College Hereford Residential College houses first-year and upperclass students. These houses are located on Observatory Mountain (O-Hill) between Stadium and McCormick roads. The buildings are coed, single-sex by floor, with rooms opening into a common hallway with shared bathrooms. Two lounges are located on each floor where students may come together for socializing.

Hereford College opened in 1992 and is named in honor of Frank Hereford, former president of the University. Hereford College is led by a principal and supported by three graduate coordinators of study. Approximately 20 faculty and Charlottesville community leaders are selected each year as fellows at Hereford College. The Hereford College Program houses 60 first-year students and 120 upperclass students each year.

Hereford College requires a separate application in addition to the Housing Application and Agreement form. For more information, see Upperclass students living in Hereford College are required to participate in a meal plan.

Features: air conditioning, study lounges, meeting space at Vaughan House (the principal’s residence), TV lounges, a dining hall, laundry facilities, a mailroom, and community kitchens.
Houses: Norris and Whyburn
Average room size: 15’4”l x 11’4”w (double)

International Residential College The International Residential College (IRC) is focused on international issues and experiences. It is an opportunity for students and scholars from the United States and other nations to learn together in a small residential setting.

Consisting of four houses, the IRC is located near the corner of Emmet Street and Sprigg Lane, across from Memorial Gym. The IRC is made up of two types of housing. Munford and Gwathmey are two connected buildings arranged by hall; together they contain 81 double and 63 single, non-air-conditioned rooms. Lewis and Hoxton, located adjacent to Munford and Gwathmey, accommodate a total of 96 students in 28 double and 46 single rooms. These rooms are air-conditioned and grouped together, suite style, opening onto a common area. A kitchen is located on each floor of the four houses, with laundry and ironing rooms located in Munford and Gwathmey.

A total of 286 residents live in the IRC, 60 of whom are first-year students and 226 of whom are upperclass.

The IRC requires a separate application in addition to the Housing Application and Agreement form. To learn more, see

Features: study lounges, kitchens on each floor, TV lounges, and laundry facilities.
Houses: Gwathmey, Munford, Lewis, and Hoxton
Average room size: 16’l x 13’w

Foreign Language Houses


The University offers four houses for 11 language groups. These houses provide a unique opportunity for students to live in an environment of total language immersion. Eight of these groups are located in Shea House on the corner of Monroe Lane and Jefferson Park Avenue. A total of 75 students live in this building. The community in this building is made up of groups, or “pods,” speaking Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, or Persian.

Next door at 1408 Jefferson Park Avenue is La Casa Bolivar (the Spanish House), which houses 23 students. La Maison Française (the French House) is located at 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue, next to the Spanish House, and houses up to 27 students. Max Kade (German) is located on the second floor of Bice House and houses seven students. Students may apply to live in a language house after their first year. Each house requires a separate application process, and students may be required to participate in a meal plan. For more information, students should contact the appropriate language department.

Tuition and Fees


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. University Board of Visitors sets tuition and fees annually. University tuition and fees are subject to change.

University of Virginia
Undergraduate Tuition and Required Fees 
Plus Other Charges for non-degree or other special programs
Effective July 1, 2015 unless otherwise noted
2015-2016 Approved by the Board of Visitors on March 25, 2015
  University Program Fees
   VA  Non-VA  VA  Non-VA

Tuition (Annual Charges unless otherwise noted)

PLEASE NOTE: All students are considered full-time students, and are charged full time tuition and fees, even if they are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Part-time status that would impact tuition and fee charges must be approved by the applicable school and is only approved in rare situations, such as a medical condition.

Undergraduate First-Year Students, Fall 2015 (includes all schools not listed specifically below, plus Produced in Virginia and Curry TEDS year 1)

Full time



$ 11,892



$ 40,506







All students are considered full-time students, and are charged full time tuition and fees, even if they are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Part-time status that would impact tuition and fee charges must be approved by the applicable school and is only approved in rare situations, such as a medical condition.

Per credit hour rate if student is in approved Part-Time Status First Year only



$ 396



$   1,350







Undergraduate Returning Students(includes all schools not listed specifically below, plus 4th-year Engineering students, Produced in Virginia and Curry TEDS years 2-4)

Full time

$ 10,892 $ 40,506 n/a n/a

All students are considered full-time students, and are charged full time tuition and fees, even if they are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Part-time status that would impact tuition and fee charges must be approved by the applicable school and is only approved in rare situations, such as a medical condition.

Per credit hour rate if student is in approved Part-Time Status
$     363 $   1,350 n/a n/a

McIntire School of Commerce (Full-time)

 $ 15,892  $ 45,506   n/a   n/a

All students are considered full-time students, and are charged full time tuition and fees, even if they are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Part-time status that would impact tuition and fee charges must be approved by the applicable school and is only approved in rare situations, such as a medical condition.

McIntire Per credit hour rate if student is in approved Part-Time Status


$  530






$ 1,517














School of Engineering and Applied Science (Full-time, first-year students only)  $ 15,892  $ 44,506   n/a   n/a

All students are considered full-time students, and are charged full time tuition and fees, even if they are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Part-time status that would impact tuition and fee charges must be approved by the applicable school and is only approved in rare situations, such as a medical condition.)

SEAS Undergraduate per credit hour if in approved Part-Time status (first-year students only)






$     530






$   1,484













School of Engineering and Applied Science (Full-time, second- and third-year students only) $  12,892 $  42,506



All students are considered full-time students, and are charged full time tuition and fees, even if they are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Part-time status that would impact tuition and fee charges must be approved by the applicable school and is only approved in rare situations, such as a medical condition.)

SEAS Undergraduate per credit hour if in approved Part-Time status (second- and third-year students only)






$     430






$   1,417













Batten School Public Policy and Leadership BA (Full-time third- and fourth-year students only ) $ 13,392 $ 43,006



School of Continuing & Professional Studies        
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate - Effective May 1st  $  24, 924  $ 39,363  n/a  n/a
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) per credit hour  $     394  $   1,216  n/a  n/a
Bachelor of Professional Students - Health Sciences Management per credit hour

 $     500

 $     500    
Undergrad per credit hour (Non-BIS)  $     362  $      864  n/a  n/a
Grad per credit hour  $     424  $      870  n/a  n/a
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering per credit hour  $     574  $      944  n/a  n/a
Community Scholars - High School Students per credit hour  $     361   $   1,292  n/a  n/a
Community Scholars - Undergrad per credit hour  $     361  $   1,292  n/a  n/a
Community Scholars - Grad per credit hour  $     406  $   1,298  n/a  n/a
National Criminal Justince Command College - Undergrad $   5,760 $ 13,306 n/a n/a
National Criminal Justince Command College - Grad $   6,706 $ 13,380 n/a n/a
Study Abroad per credit hour $    323 $    412 Varies
Curry Off-Grounds Tuition (per credit hour) $    500 $    500 n/a n/a
K-12 Educators per credit hour $    318 $    698 n/a n/a
Fully Online Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs per credit hr $    500 $    500 n/a n/a
Summer 2016 and J-term 2016 (See 2014-2015 Record for Summer 2015)        
Undergraduate per credit hour $    363 $  1,296 n/a n/a
Graduate per credit hour $    406 $     824 n/a n/a
Clinical Nurse Leader program per credit hour $    680 $   1,160 n/a n/a
SOM per summer $ 18,460 $ 23,112 n/a n/a
Research Only (full time, per summer) $     840 $    780 n/a n/a
Research Only (part-time, per research credit hour, per summer) $      70 $       70


Mandatory Comprehensive Fees    
Regular Session Mandatory Fee  $   2,526  $   3,208    
Annual charge, divide by 2 for a semester charge. Assessed to all on-grounds, degree-seeking students, with the exception of those assessed the special session fee. Also assessed to Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate students.
Full-time, Research-Only, Off-Grounds Graduate Student Mandatory Fee  $    680  $    680    
Annual charge, divide by 2 for a semester charge        
Summer Session Mandatory Fee, Summer 2015   $    366  $    425    
Summer Session Mandatory Fee, Summer 2016    $    380  $    440    
Per session charge. Assessed to all students enrolled in summer session, with the exception of those assessed the special session fee.        
Special Session Mandatory Fee, August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015 $    228 $    287    
Special Session Mandatory Fee, August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016 $    232 $    292    
 Per session charge. Assessed to:        
  1. On-grounds, executive programs (includes SEAS Accelerated Masters Program, McIntire MS Information Technology, Darden MBA for Executives, Darden Global MBA for Executives)
  2. On-grounds/Charlottesville SCPS BIS and SEAS Produced in Virginia
  3. On-grounds, degree-seeking, graduate students enrolled in a total of 3 or fewer credit hours (total includes research credit hours) during fall or spring (regular) session
  4. McIntire MS Information Technology - Northern Virginia location
January Term Mandatory Fee, January 2016        
Per session charge. Assessed to all visiting students enrolled in January Term.  $    183  $    212    
Off-Grounds Fee  $     35  $     35    
Per credit hour charge. Assessed to all students enrolled in programs located outside of the Charlottesville grounds, including all online courses, all off-Grounds SCPS programs, SEAS Produced in Virginia, and SEAS National Institute of Aerospace. (Does not include McIntire MS Information Technology - Northern Virginia location or Semester@Sea)
Off-Grounds Fee $     23 $     23    
Per credit hour charge. Assessed to all students enrolled in programs located outside of the Charlottesville grounds, excluding full-time, research only, off-Grounds graduate students, School of Nursing, SEAS produced in Virginia, and SEAS National Institute of Aerospace).  Includes off-Grounds K-12 Educators, all other on-line courses, and all other off-Grounds programs.
Mandatory Activity Fees    
  Students (except Executive MS and MBA programs, SCPS BIS, and Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate) are charged the Student Activity Fee and the applicable School Activity Fee:
Student Activity Fee  $     50  $     50    
College of Arts & Sciences $      8  $      8    
Graduate Arts & Sciences $     10 $    10    
Architecture Activity Fee $     66 $     66    
Commerce Activity Fee $     86 $     86    
Graduate Commerce Activity Fee $    100 $    100    
Darden Activity Fee $     56 $     56    
Education Activity Fee $     20 $     20    
Engineering Activity Fee $     20 $     20    
Law Activity Fee $     40 $     40    
Medicine Activity Fee $     52 $     52    
Nursing Activity Fee $     24 $     24    
Batten Activity Fee $     36 $     36    
Other Charges      
Summer Language Institute - non-credit tuition  $  4,351  $  4,351    
Summer Language Institute Fee  $      60  $      60    
Orientation Fee - First-Year Students entering Summer 2014  $    210  $    210    
Orientation Fee - Transfer Students entering Summer 2014  $    130  $    130    
SCPS Continuing Education Unit Fee  $      50  $      50    
Continuous Enrollment Fee (per semester and per summer)  $     206  $     206    
Music Lessons (13 one hour lessons)  $     765 $    765    
Study Abroad Administrative Fee (for students attending non-UVA programs) $    400 $    400    
International Student Fee (annually; $50/semester) $    100 $    100    
Credits Taken In Excess of 125% of Program Requirements (per credit hr) $    346 $       -    
Engineering Course Fee (excludes 1st year SEAS and all non-SEAS students) (per credit hour) $      32 $     32    
Clinical Laboratory Fee - Nursing (per credit hour) $     60 $     60    
Clinical Services Fee - Nursing (B.S. in Nursing students) $    190 $    190    
Clinical Services Fee - Nursing (CNL program) $    220 $    220    
Clinical Services Fee - Medicine $    184 $    184    
Clinical Performance Education Center Fee - Medicine (Year 1 students) $  1,400 $  1,400    
Clinical Performance Education Center Fee - Medicine (Year 2 students) $  1,400 $  1,400    
Clinical Performance Education Center Fee - Medicine (Year 3 students) $  1,400 $   1,400    
Clinical Performance Education Center Fee - Medicine (Year 4 students) $   1,000 $ 1,000    
Residential College Fee - Hereford $    120 $    120    
Residential College Fee - Brown $    120 $    120    
Residential College Fee - International $    220 $    220    
Residential College Fee - Mosaic $    220 $    220    
Residential College Fee - French House $    100 $    100    
Residential College Fee - Spanish House $    100 $    100    
Residential College Fee - Monroe Lane $    100 $    100    
Application Fee – Undergraduate $     70 $     70    
Application Fee - Graduate Architecture $     75 $     75    
Application Fee - Graduate Arts & Sciences $     85 $     85    

Application Fee - Graduate Batten

$     75  $     75    
Application Fee - Graduate Curry (includes all degree and certificate programs and off-Grounds programs)


  $     75


$    75

Application Fee - Graduate Engineering $     85  $     85    
Application Fee - Graduate Nursing $     75 $     75    
Application Fee - SCPS (all undergraduate and graduate programs) $     70  $     70    
Application Fee - International Study $     90  $     90    
Application Fee – Law $     80 $     80    
Application Fee – Darden $    250  $    250    
Application Fee – Darden (PhD program only) $    100  $   100    
Application Fee – Medicine $     80  $     80    
Application Fee - Undergrad Commerce $     75  $     75    
Application Fee - Grad Commerce $     75  $     75    


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 of Virginia.

Applicants for admission apply for in-state status by completing the Application for Virginia In-State Educational Privileges during the completion of the Common Application for Admission.

Currently enrolled students apply for changes in residency status through the Office of Virginia Status, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400160, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4203. You can also contact the Virginia Status office at 434-982-3391 or by email at Applications must be received prior to the first day of class of the semester for which in-state privileges are sought.

Students classified as non-Virginia residents in current degree programs should contact the Office of Virginia Status if they are considering applying for admission to other degree programs.

In-State Surcharge

Students with an initial entry date of Fall 2006 or later may not exceed attempted hours that total 125% of the credit hours needed for a specific degree program and retain in-state tuition eligibility. The Code of Virginia states that if a student who is classified as in-state exceeds 125% of the required credit hours to complete their degree, they will be subject to a surcharge each semester thereafter. This surcharge will appear on the student account, typically at the end of the add/drop period each term.

The following courses and credit hours shall be excluded: remedial courses; transfer credits from another college or university that do not meet degree requirements for general education courses or the student’s chosen program of study; advanced placement or international baccalaureate credits that were obtained while in high school or another secondary school program; and dual enrollment, college-level credits obtained by the student prior to receiving a high school diploma.

The Code of Virginia establishes rules for eligibility for in-state tuition for all students enrolled at public institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Section 23-7.4:F of the Code of Virginia further requires undergraduate students to maintain progress toward the degree to comply with continued eligibility for in-state tuition.

Inquiries about the surcharge and about specific conditions for appeal of the surcharge can be made to Student Financial Services at, or in person at our offices in Carruthers Hall, at 1001 North Emmet Street. Appeals of the surcharge will be reviewed by Student Financial Services and your School of enrollment.

General Payment Policies


Auditing Courses Undergraduate students currently enrolled for regular courses are charged for audited courses according to the tuition and fees schedule. 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.

Credit Balances Credit balances resulting from a scholarship, fellowship, or University awarded grant or loan are refunded by U.S. mail to the local mailing address that exists in the Student Information System to arrive on or about September 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 semester.

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.

Direct Deposit Student can enroll in direct deposit by signing into the Student Information System and clicking on the link to Sign up for Direct Deposit. Students not enrolled in direct deposit will have checks sent via U.S. mail to their local mailing address, a process that can take an additional 10 days. Direct deposit of credit balances is strongly encouraged, though not required. If not chosen, checks are issued; however, creation of checks is a slower process than direct deposit.

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 student account preventing them from adding classes or obtaining an 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 Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Further information on Federal Loans is available in the Financial Aid section of this Record.

Home and Mailing Addresses Student Financial Services uses the home and mailing addresses that are recorded in SIS. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain current addresses in the SIS. Failure to update addresses on a timely basis may result in misdirected refund checks.  Because the local mailing address is used for refunds sent by check, please ensure your local mailing address is always up to date in the SIS.

Payment by the Billing Due Date Students are expected to satisfy all outstanding obligations to the University before they are permitted to attend classes for a given term. If outstanding obligations are not satisfied, courses are dropped after 5 p.m. of the Friday of the first week of classes.

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. Eligible persons should contact Student Financial Services to request the waiver.

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 $15,000.

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.

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.

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 student’s University account. Undergraduates must be registered for at least twelve credits, to be eligible to receive credit from these loan proceeds.

Veterans’ Benefits UREG (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, or visit hppt://

Benefit information and application forms can be found on the VA Website: Inquiries regarding VA benefits during enrollment at the University and certification procedures should be directed to: UREG (Office of the University Registrar), P.O. Box 400203, Charlottesville VA 22904-4203; (434) 924-4122; or e-mail

Other Fees and Special Charges


Affiliated Status Fee Students are charged a fee of $206 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 Affiliated Status fee.

Damage to University Property The student or students responsible are charged at the cost of repair or replacement.

Diploma Fees Replacement and duplicate diplomas may be obtained upon payment of a $50 fee plus a mailing fee.

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.

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 will be charged a $50 International Services Fee. The revenue offsets costs associated with the 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 who can address all student legal status issues.

Late Registration Fee Students who register for the term after the end of the first week of classes will be assessed a $25 late registration fee. Students who register more than two weeks after the end of the first week of classes will be assessed a $50 fee.

Returned Check Service Fee The University assesses a $50 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 University.

Registration and Payment


Fall and Spring Semester Registration Registration is conducted through the SIS each semester. Instructions for registering are available on-line at 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.

Monthly Payment Plan The University of Virginia offers a Monthly Payment Plan in conjunction with Nelnet Business Solutions. Signup is by semester, and there is a $35 per semester fee for this plan. This payment plan allows parents and/or students to make 5 monthly payments per semester for tuition and fees, housing, and dining. Participation in the Monthly Payment Plan is optional and available to all students. Please note that this plan is not available as an option to pay Summer term tuition. The plan is only available for the Fall and Spring terms.  For more information, go to

Payment and Late Payment The final date for payment of student account balances for University charges is included in the account statement on-line for students. The payment due date for the Fall 2015 semester is August 19, 2015; for the Spring 2016 semester, it will be on or about  January 6, 2016. Bills are available on-line through QuikPay@UVA only. Therefore, failure to receive a bill is not a legitimate reason for late payment. Any student who fails to pay the amount due by the specified payment due date is subject to a 1.5% late fee assessed on the amount past due.

The late fee carries a due date separate from the original charge. Requests for waivers of late fees due to extenuating circumstances must be made in writing to and must be received by Student Financial Services by the late fee due date.

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 due date for the charge(s) in question. A $50 service charge will also be assessed. Postdated checks should not be submitted; each check is immediately processed for payment regardless of its date. Students who have three returned checks will be denied the ability to pay via personal checks or through the electronic check function in QuikPay.

The University accepts, on-line only, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit card payments for tuition, fees, housing, or dining charges. There is an additional 2.75 % convenience fee charged by the payment processor for credit card or debit card payments.

The University utilizes a third party processor for credit card and electronic check payments. Credit cards and electronic checks can only be accepted on-line via the QuikPay portal. There is no service fee for paying with an electronic check.

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 Student Disability Access 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.

Waiver of Comprehensive Fees 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 who are enrolled in more than 3 credit hours at the University of Virginia will qualify to have their comprehensive fee waived. At the time of application for Education Benefits through University Human Resources, Student Financial Services will be notified to waive the comprehensive fee.

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 when classes begin. 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 of Arts and Sciences, 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.

School Week Percent Charged Percent Credited
1 (partial week) 20% 80%
2 20% 80%
3 30% 70%
4 40% 60%
5 50% 50%
6 60% 40%
7 100% 0%

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 60% 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 the 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 housing contract. Failure to return the room key will result in a re-keying fee being charged to the student.