Paying for College

Although there is no cost to participate in the ACE-IT in College academic program, students must pay regular tuition and other college related fees and expenses. VCU tuition costs $400-$500 per credit hour. This does not include fees for books, meals, and other items.

VCU's Financial Aid Office website has various resources for planning college finances. Students can also seek out scholarships and offset tuition costs by working.

Student Responsibility

VCU ACE-IT in College students are responsible for:

  • Full payment of university tuition and fees generated from your registration. Current tuition rates can be found at myTuition.
  • Full payment of all charges for dining services and other applicable miscellaneous charges.
  • Keeping a current address on file with Enrollment Services. Refunds and tax forms are not issued to students with inactive mailing addresses.
  • Establishing an official VCU e-mail address and reading e-mail on a regular basis.

Tuition Payments

  • Payments are due by the start of the semester. The university does not mail paper bills to you.
  • Students will be notified at their VCU email address when eBills (account statements) are available in the Billing and Payment Website. Bills are available through eServices.
  • Students may also assign an authorized user on the University Student Account Suite in order for that user to view their eBills (account statements) and make online payments. Authorized users may also view account activity reflecting the updated balances through the University Student Account Suite.
  • If a payment is received after the payment deadline, students may be assessed a late fee and/or a registration hold. The late fee is 10% of the unpaid balance and does not exceed $100.

Tuition Payment Options

Adapted from VCU Student Accounting bills and payments

Payment Option Description Special Note
Credit Card The Student Billing and Payment web site links to the credit card processor, TouchNet, to process MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card payments. If students choose to use a credit card to pay a bill, they will be assessed a convenience fee by TouchNet of 2.75% of the payment amount each time you make a payment. This convenience fee is non-refundable.
Online You may pay by electronic check through the billing payment site at no additional cost. You may also pay by wire:
Check Checks are an acceptable method of payment either by mail or at the VCU Cashier's Office. The office is located on the 1st floor of Harris Hall (1015 Floyd Avenue). The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In Person Personal or certified check, cash or money order payments may be made at the VCU Cashiers Office. Credit card payments for online student tuition and fees bills cannot be accepted at the Cashier's Office. The office is located on the 1st floor of Harris Hall (1015 Floyd Avenue). The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Installment Plan The Installment Payment Plan (IPP) assists students in meeting the cost of higher education by offering a convenient payment option. The university administered IPP is offered only during the fall and spring semesters. The plan distributes the cost of the tuition, fees, dining, and communications fee charges for a semester into four equal installments. There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee payable with the first installment of each semester. Interest is not assessed on the outstanding balance. If students enroll in the IPP, they will be sent an email notification when their bill (account statement) is available on the online Billing and Payment Website. To participate in the IPP, a payment of one-fourth (1/4) of the balance due plus the $25 application fee is required. In addition, during the enrollment period, students or an authorized user must enroll in the IPP by selecting the "Installment Payment Plan Application". Both the initial payment and completion of the enrollment is required in order for students to participate in the IPP.

Financial Resources