Billing and payments
Virginia Commonwealth University issues bills electronically, and payment is due at the start of the semester. Additional charges and balances are due on or before the date specified on the invoice. Students will be notified at their VCU email address when their eStatement is available. The email is not the eStatement. Students should view their detailed invoice on the billing and payment site.
Note: VCU does not mail paper bills to enrolled students.
Installment Payment Plan
Did you know that VCU offers an Installment Payment Plan? This plan lets qualified students pay their bill in four equal installments throughout each semester.
How to view and pay your bill
Students can access their eStatements through eServices. To make an online payment, select: Student > Student account > Make a payment > eStatements
Assign an authorized user
Students may assign authorized users on the billing and payment website. Authorized users will receive emails when the eStatements are available and can view eStatements and make online payments on behalf of the student.
To assign an authorized user, access eServices and select: Student > Student account > Make a payment > Authorized users.
Authorized user access
Once assigned, an authorized user should go directly to the billing and payment website and sign in with their email address.
Accepted payment methods
The university reserves the right to decline payment from a non-enrolled student who does not owe a balance to VCU.
Personal payments that exceed the student's charges are not encouraged. Total personal payments for the semester that exceed the enrolled student's charges by more than $5,000 may not be refunded to the student. The payment may be applied to a future semester, reversed or returned to the originator of the payment.
VCU accepts the following payment methods:
All credit card payments must be submitted online through the billing and payment website. VCU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit/debit card payments cannot be made via telephone or by fax. A nonrefundable convenience fee of 2.85% (minimum $3) is charged for all credit/debit card payments. According to credit card regulations, VCU must refund any credit card overpayments back to the credit card account. All other overpayments will be refunded to the student.
A charge of $50 will be levied for all dishonored or charged-back credit/debit card payments, and students may also be reassessed the convenience fee charged with the original transaction. Students who pay a past-due balance with a dishonored credit/debit card payment may have their current and/or future registration canceled.
Cash is accepted only at the Harris Hall cashier’s office. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Do not mail or drop off cash.
Checks should be made payable to Virginia Commonwealth University or VCU and include the student’s name and V number, as indicated on the eStatement. Checks may be submitted:
- In person: Visit the cashier’s office on the first floor of Grace E. Harris Hall. Tuition payment drop boxes are located at the cashier’s office and on the second floor of the VMI Building, to the left of the elevator.
- By mail: Mail checks with the eStatement to VCU Cashier’s Office, Box 842506, 1015 Floyd Ave., First Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2506.
Online: The billing and payment website accepts electronic (web) check payments. These payments should only be made from a personal checking or savings account. Some banks will not allow a check transaction to be made from a savings account; please verify with your bank if it is allowed prior to remitting your web check payment. Corporate checks (such as credit card convenience checks, traveler’s checks or home equity line checks) should be mailed or delivered in person to the Cashier’s Office.
VCU accepts domestic and international wire transfers or ACH payments. Funds should not exceed the total semester charges on the student account. Overpayments exceeding $5,000 will not be refunded to the student and will be returned to the originator of the payment. Exchange rates and wire fees may change without notice, and VCU is not liable for any fluctuations in those rates.