Tuition & Scholarships

Earning a degree costs money. The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers a valuable University of Richmond education at competitive rates for graduate studies, undergraduate studies, and professional development for educators.

Tuition by the Semester Hour

SPCS charges tuition by the semester hour. Current tuition rates are listed in the table below. You pay the part-time rate for the semester hours in which you enroll. Nothing more.

No Add-on Fees

The University of Richmond does not charge facilities, activities or technology fees. A limited number of classes in the arts and sciences may include charge a minimal charge for supplies that will be used in the class. Books are not included in tuition charges.

Parking Passes

Parking permits are inexpensive, only $60 per year. All vehicles on campus must be registered and display a current parking permit or temporary parking pass. Students may register vehicles online (select the SPCS tab) or in person at the Parking and Transportation office in the Special Programs Building. Parking permits are valid from August to July.

SPCS parking permits allow vehicles to be parked in lots C61 and C66 off College Road, the G Permit sections lot U6 off of UR Drive, and lot W87, Modlin Center parking lot off Westhampton Way. Faculty and staff lots are available to SPCS student vehicles after 5 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends. Review the campus parking map for details.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Degree-seeking students may qualify for financial aid and/or SPCS scholarships and can utilize the University of Richmond’s Financial Aid Office to coordinate their aid packages. Scholarships and grants, including SPCS scholarships, do not need to be repaid, while loans require repayment.

Merit-based scholarships, need-based aid, Virginia Tuition Assistant Grant (VTAG) and loans are some of the resources available to qualified applicants. And the University’s installment plan allows you to spread tuition payments over several months.

Note: The website of the University Controller provides the University’s authoritative schedule of fees and refunds in addition to information about payment options and our installment payment plan.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition and Fees

    Degree Program Schedule of Fees 2021-22
    Undergraduate Course Tuition $530 per sem. hr.
    Graduate Course Tuition $665 per sem. hr.
    Educator Graduate Course Tuition (professional development) $800 per course
    Student Teaching Tuition (undergraduate) $5,100 (12 sem. hrs.)
    Student Teaching Tuition (graduate) $6,400 (12 sem. hrs.)
    Prior Learning Portfolio Application Fee $200 per portfolio
    Prior Learning Portfolio Tuition $300 per sem. hr.
    Application Fee (undergraduate) $35
    Application Fee (graduate) $50
    Late Payment Fee (balance under $500) $35
    Late Payment Fee (balance at or over $500) $70
    Parking Permit $70 per year
    Graduation Fee (undergraduate) $50 (one-time charge)
    Graduation Fee (graduate) $75 (one-time charge)
  • Schedule of Refunds

    Schedule of Refunds

    Fall & Spring semester refunds

    Timeframe Amount
    Withdrawal on or before the first day of class 100%
    Withdrawal during the first week of classes 100%
    Withdrawal during the second week of classes 70%
    Withdrawal during the third week of classes 50%
    Withdrawal during the fourth week of classes 25%
    Withdrawal during the fifth week of classes 25%
    Withdrawal during the sixth week of classes 25%
    Withdrawal after the sixth week of classes None

    Summer term refunds

    Timeframe Amount
    For classes that meet for 5 weeks
    Withdrawal on or before the third day of term 100%
    Withdrawal from the fourth to seventh day of term 50%
    Withdrawal during the second week of term 25%
    Withdrawal after the second week of term None
    For classes that meet for 6 weeks
    Withdrawal on or before the third day of term 100%
    Withdrawal from the fourth to seventh day of term 50%
    Withdrawal during the second week of term 50%
    Withdrawal during the third week of term 25%
    Withdrawal after the third week of term None
    For classes that meet for 8 and 12 weeks
    Withdrawal on or before the third day of term 100%
    Withdrawal from the fourth to seventh day of term 50%
    Withdrawal during the second week of term 50%
    Withdrawal during the third week of term 25%
    Withdrawal during the fourth week of term 25%
    Withdrawal after the fourth week of term None