Understanding your bill

Your bill can be hard to understand at first glance. We are here to help you understand how your financial aid awards and any third-party assistance may impact your bill.

Financial aid awards

Learn about financial aid awards and how authorized, memo and disbursed aid will impact your bill.

Third-party assistance

Explore how third-party assistance such as external scholarships, 529 plans, military assistance and more affect your bill.

What is included in each bill?

Charges that are included on eStatements:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees
  • Program fees
  • Special fees
  • Housing and dining charges

Charges that are not included on eStatements:

  • Parking fees
  • Long-distance telephone charges
  • Current library fines
  • VCUCard deposits

Tuition and fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis. As a student adds and drops classes, the tuition and fees may adjust accordingly based on the enrolled credit hours. These are not duplicate entries.  PDF eStatements are issued in cycles and will not automatically update when changes are made to the student's account. Students who fail to make the required payment by the due date may be assessed a late fee and/or registration/diploma holds.