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The University of Virginia makes student account information available online for viewing and payment through UVAPay. Students can access UVAPay from the Financials section of their Student Information System (SIS) account.
UVA's recommended method of payment is online through UVAPay. In an effort to reduce risks of carrying cash or paper checks on Grounds, we recommend using UVAPay's free online payment method using a standard checking or savings account held at a U.S. bank. This payment method requires you to enter the bank account and routing numbers (which is not the same as the number that is printed on your debit card). Money market, brokerage accounts, 529 college savings plan accounts, and home equity line of credit accounts are not accepted as payment online in UVAPay due to banking regulations. If you choose to pay by credit or debit card in UVAPay, please note that you will be assessed a 2.75% service fee. International payments are easy and secure in UVAPay.
If the student wishes to have someone else (parent, guardian, or others) pay on their behalf, the student must establish an authorized user to allow access to view and pay the student's account. The authorized user will receive an e-mail when the student completes the enrollment process designating them as an authorized user. Learn how to add an authorized user. Authorized users, please follow this link to access the authorized user portal.
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Charges appear in UVAPay as they are added to the student account. For the Fall term, term charges (tuition, fees, housing, and dining) begin to appear in late June and should all be posted by mid-July. For the Spring term, charges begin to appear in late November and should all be posted by mid-December. A schedule of due dates can be found by following this link. Charges include tuition and fees, housing, dining plan, bookstore, and other miscellaneous charges such as parking fines, library fines, and referred Student Health charges. Payment must be received on or before the due date for a given charge to prevent possible late fees and finance holds on your account. If you are withdrawing from the University and do not receive financial aid, follow this link for a table showing any possible tuition adjustment you might expect to receive.
Students and authorized users receive monthly notifications of account activity, alerting them that they should log in to UVAPay to review their account. Please note that authorized users can only receive those notifications after the student has logged into UVAPay and enrolled them as an authorized user. Emails are also sent to students and authorized users confirming payments made online and confirming authorized user setup or change. No paper bill is sent to students or to the student's permanent home address.
Within the UVAPay system, users can view their current term charges and their history of prior term charges, as well as view and print a PDF version of term charges and a remittance advice. UVAPay displays prior term balances as well as tuition, fees, and any housing and dining charges for the upcoming term. Any anticipated credits (loans, outside scholarships, or other credits) are also displayed on the Account Summary page in UVAPay.
There are several ways and means by which students pay their bills. Listed below is information for students who plan to pay their full bill in one installment using a method of personal payment. For information on using payment plans, outside scholarships, 529 savings plans, military benefits or other forms of third-party payment, please see the links in the left menu of this page.
The UVAPay system is used by several universities to manage their online billing services. It provides for student account management 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In addition to viewing the current charges, users can print their charges by term, set up parents or others to be authorized users on their behalf, view payments made online, and set up an optional semester payment plan.
Once in UVAPay, click on Account Summary to see the most recent activity. You may pay your balances in UVAPay with a checking or savings account or by credit card (MasterCard, American Express, or Discover - note that credit card payments are assessed a 2.75% convenience fee). There are no service fees for bank account payments, and we do not recommend using credit cards to pay tuition and fees charges! Bank account payments will require you to know your back account and routing numbers, so we've provided this graphic to help you find that on one of your checks. If you have a debit card, do not use the 16-digit number on the card. That is not either your routing number or your account number. If you bank online only or mostly, you can find your numbers there. Most online payments post to the account immediately, but some may not be posted to the account until the next business day. Payments must be made from a U.S. bank or with a U.S. credit card associated with a U.S. billing address.
Please note: a $50.00 return check fee will be assessed to your student account for all ACH or paper checks processed as nonsufficient funds (NSF) or bad faith stop payment. The $50.00 fee is in accordance with Virginia State Law (Va Code §8.01-27.1). The University will also not accept excess direct payments intended for living or other personal expenses. Personal or sponsor payments in excess of $3,000 of the account balance will not be accepted, except as instructed by a sponsor and with prior approval from Student Financial Services.
In addition to paying via e-check/ACH through UVAPay, U.S. domestic bank account holders can also submit a domestic wire transfer through Flywire.
Please note: the University will not accept excess direct payments intended for living or other personal expenses. Personal or sponsor payments in excess of $3,000 of the account balance will not be accepted, except as instructed by a sponsor and with prior approval from Student Financial Services.
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 an International Services Fee. The revenue offsets costs associated with the operation of the federally mandated Student and Exchange Visitor Program and the 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.
To improve safety for our students and enhance overall payment security, effective November 1, 2019, Student Financial Services will no longer accept cash payments at Carruthers Hall.
You may still mail a check to the Cashier's Office in Carruthers Hall if you wish. If you choose to mail a check, please send it accompanied by the printable remittance advice available on-line. You can access a statement of charges in UVAPay and print out the remittance advice to send along with your check. Please make the check out to the University of Virginia and include the student's University ID number on the memo line.
Mail checks to:
University of Virginia
Student Payment Processing
P.O. Box 400204
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
For express delivery services that cannot deliver to P.O. boxes, send to:
University of Virginia
Student Financial Services
1001 N. Emmet Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies paying by check should make payment to the regional center through which they are enrolled.