Spider Spirit Alumni Discount

In today’s world, job market and economic changes require constant upskilling and reskilling. Whether you’re looking to stay current in your field or prepare for a career change, University of Richmond alumni can use your Spider Spirit alumni discount to continue your education.

Introducing the Spider Spirit alumni discount

University of Richmond alumni who have earned an academic certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, post-bachelor’s certificate, graduate certificate, master’s degree or juris doctorate are eligible for an alumni discount, also known as the Spider Spirit alumni discount.

25% Tuition Discount

The Spider Spirit alumni discount offers University of Richmond alumni a 25% savings on tuition over the lifetime of a degree program when a member of the alumni enrolls in a degree or certificate program through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies. This 25% tuition discount is also applicable to individual courses taken for credit as a non-degree seeking student in SPCS.

Some Exclusions

  • The discount is applicable to tuition only and does not apply toward application fees, books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.
  • The discount may not be combined with other tuition discounts or reductions.
  • The discount is not applicable to earning a second bachelor’s degree or Summer School courses offered through the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business or Leadership Studies.
  • If a graduate earned a graduate certificate from UR, the discount cannot be used to complete a master’s degree in the same discipline or field of study.

Requesting the Discount

To request the Spider Spirit alumni discount, check the applicable box when completing your degree program application. Once requested, the discount will be automatically applied to your Student Account bill.

  • If you stop out for a couple of semesters and then request to re-enroll, the Spider Spirit alumni discount will remain in place, reflected in semesterly billing.
  • If you sit out for three or more semesters, you’ll need to re-apply to your program of study and select the Spider Spirit alumni discount again when completing the application.

Refer to our FAQs (below) for additional details about the discount. 

Savings that Have an Impact

Our graduate tuition is already competitive at just $665* per semester hour. With the Spider Spirit alumni discount, UR alumni can save an additional 25%. And at SPCS, we charge by the enrolled semester hour, so you only pay for the classes you’re taking. No activity fees. No technology fees. No facility fees. Just tuition.

Here are some examples that demonstrate the savings.

Master of HR Management Degree

10 courses, 30 semester hours

  • Standard Tuition: $19,950 ($665 x 30 hours)
  • Spider Spirit Discount: –$4,987
  • Billed Tuition: $14,963*

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Data Analytics

6 courses, 18 semester hours

  • Standard Tuition: $9,540 ($530 x 18 hours)
    Spider Spirit Discount: –$2,385
    Billed Tuition: $7,155*

* Based on 2021-2022 tuition rate. Does not include books or other required instructional materials.

Eligible Programs of Study

The Spider Spirit alumni discount may be applied to our academic programs, albeit with the exclusions outlined above. To be admitted, you must meet all admission requirements for the program of your choice.

And regardless of the degree you earned at UR, if you want to take a single course as a non-degree seeking student, you can apply the Spider Spirit alumni discount to an individual class.

Our Programs

Post-Bachelor’s Certificates

Charged at undergraduate tuition rate

Master’s Degrees

Charged at graduate tuition rate

Graduate Certificates

Charged at graduate tuition rate

Questions & Answers

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  • What is the amount of the Spider Spirit alumni discount?

    University of Richmond alumni receive a 25% discount on tuition on college credit classes offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

  • What’s eligible for the Spider Spirit alumni discount?

    University of Richmond alumni may use the Spider Spirit discount to take a college credit class for professional development or to enroll in an entire degree program, including a post-bachelor’s certificate, a graduate certificate or a master’s degree offered through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

  • Are some classes excluded from the Spider Spirit alumni discount?

    Yes, there are some limitations.

    • The Spider Spirit alumni discount is only applicable to tuition and does not apply toward application fees, books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.
    • The Spider Spirit alumnidiscount may not be combined with other tuition discounts or reductions.
    • The Spider Spirit alumni discount is not applicable to earning a second bachelor’s degree or Summer School courses offered through the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business or Leadership Studies. 
    • If a Spider earned a graduate certificate from UR, the Spider Spirit alumni discount cannot be used to complete a master’s degree in the same field of study.
  • Is the discount automatic?

    No. Alumni must request the discount when they apply to a degree program or complete a non-degree seeking application.

  • How do I request the discount?

    When you apply to a degree program or complete a non-degree seeking application, simply check the box in the demographic information section to indicate you’d like to utilize the discount.

  • Does the discount apply to all University of Richmond graduates?

    Yes. University of Richmond alumni from all schools who have earned an academic certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, post-bachelor’s certificate, graduate certificate, master’s degree or juris doctorate are eligible for the Spider Spirit alumni discount.

    However, if a Spider earned a graduate certificate from UR, the Spider Spirit alumni discount cannot be used to complete a master’s degree in the same discipline or field of study.

  • How will my discount be applied to my tuition bill?

    Once you register, the Bursar’s Office will apply a discount code to your tuition bill to add the Spider Spirit alumni discount to your tuition. Your discount will be automatically applied for each subsequent semester you register.

  • What happens if I take a break from my degree program?

    If you sit out a semester and have to be re-activated, we’ll automatically apply your discount to your tuition bill once you register. If you stop attending for a year or more, you’ll be required to apply to your degree program, and you’ll also have to request the Spider Spirit Discount again as part of the application process.

  • Will my discount impact my financial aid?

    Yes, it may. Because your tuition will be discounted, it may impact your total cost of attendance, which in turn may impact the amount of financial for which you may be eligible.

  • Is the discount retroactive? Will I receive a refund for prior terms?

    No, the discount cannot be applied to a student’s account retroactively, and therefore, refunds for prior terms will not be issued.