Tuition and billing

Tuition and billing vary for credit and noncredit courses offered by VCU OCPE. Please see course descriptions in the course directory for tuition and fee information for individual courses.

Credit courses

VCU requires all enrolled students to view and pay their bill online after official registration by logging into VCU eServices. Students are notified at their VCU email address when eBills (account statements) are available in eServices. Paper bills are not mailed to enrolled students.

Visit the Student Accounting website for detailed information on tuition and billing. When you review your online tuition bill, please check it carefully for accuracy. If you believe an error has been made, call Student Accounting immediately. If your employer or another agency is paying for part or all of your tuition, you will need to make special arrangements with VCU Student Accounting by calling (804) 828-2228.

Please remember, once you are officially registered, you are considered a current student subject to the policies and procedures of VCU, including the statement of student financial responsibility.

In-state tuition

Students who have never taken a course at this university must complete an Application for Virginia In-State Tuition in order to be charged tuition at the in-state rate. Complete the form and turn it in with your OCPE Credit Registration Form during registration. While we ensure document accessibility, please contact Ashley Murphy at (804) 828-1322 or for temporary assistance with Registration Forms.

Returning VCU students who wish to change their residency status must complete an Application for Change of Domicile and submit it at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes of the semester to:

Residency Appeals Officer
Virginia Commonwealth University
1015 Floyd Ave.
P.O. Box 842520
Richmond, VA 23284-2520

Noncredit courses

All billing for noncredit offerings will be handled by VCU OCPE. Please contact us directly at (804) 828-1322 or with any questions. Select noncredit offerings have the option of making scheduled payments by completing an incremental payment plan.

In the unlikely event that a noncredit course is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Please note if enrolled in an incremental payment plan, full payment will be due if you choose to drop out of the program after the cancellation deadline.

Virginia529 accounts can fund many qualified higher education expenses, including some continuing education programs. Contact Virginia529 to determine eligibility for use on individual programs.

Tuition assistance

VCU and VCU Health System faculty and staff

VCU offers tuition assistance to eligible faculty and staff through tuition wavers, while VCU Health System provides education assistance to qualified employees. If a tuition waiver or education assistance is not used, students will be billed tuition from the university at the appropriate off-campus rate. Employees should contact their human resources department for any questions about tuition waiver or education assistance.

Senior citizens

Some senior citizens may be eligible for tuition waivers. See the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management website for details on the Senior Citizens Higher Education Program. View our ‌OCPE Senior Citizen Waiver Policy. Please contact us directly at (804) 828-1322 or to request an OCPE Senior Citizen Waiver form.

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