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Tips for UR Faculty & Staff Registration

The latest Think Again schedule of noncredit classes is always available online. Visit the schedule page for registration start dates and to review course offerings.

Remember that tuition remission benefits are provided as a condition of employment at the University of Richmond and administered by Human Resources.

Important Notice: Should an employee terminate employment prior to completing half of a session in which any tuition remission benefit was received, the employee will be responsible for the full cost of the session. 

Setting Up Your Online Accounts

UR faculty and staff, with their partners and dependents who have access to tuition remission benefits, must create accounts in our online registration portal using their 8-digit UR IDYour password should not be the same as your Richmond network password. Review instructions and helpful tips below, long with a video tutorial for creating your account at the bottom of the page or at this link.

Have questions? Review our FAQ page. In addition, we’ve developed several tips to help ensure a smooth registration process for all UR faculty and staff.

Start Here: Set up your account in the online registration system

In order to access and use HR-administered tuition remission benefits, all University of Richmond employees along with eligible dependents, and partners or spouses, must create their accounts using their 8-digit UR ID. Your password should not be the same as your Richmond network password. Instructions for setting up first-time accounts are available below.

1. Visit the online registration portal

Visit the online registration portal and read the instructions on the portal page.

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2. Start the account creation process

Select the “Sign In/New Account” button at the top of the page, then the “Create Account” button on the next page.

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3. Complete the account creation form including UR ID

Complete the form and submit. Be sure to include your UR ID and all required fields (marked with * red asterisk).

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4. Confirm account creation

Once you complete this form, you should be logged in. Confirm “Your are Now Logged In, [Your Name]” appears at the top of the page.

  • Our new system records and tracks access to and use of tuition remission benefits for employees and their eligible dependents and partners.
  • Tuition remission benefits are provided as a condition of your employment at the University of Richmond.
  • Benefit levels are determined and administered by UR Human Resources; questions about benefit levels should be directed to the HR office.
  • Questions about benefit use for SPCS noncredit classes may be directed to the SPCS office.

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5. Start shopping for classes

You may now begin shopping using options in the the left navigation bars. To apply tuition remission benefits to a registration, enter the promo code provided in your shopping cart after logging in (see sample in screen shot above)

Tip 1: Log in to the online registration system BEFORE registering

We recommend that you log in to the online registration system prior to registering. Only logged in accounts have access to HR tuition reimission benefits through the registration system.

  • Visit the online schedule to access the online registration system.
  • As you register, be selective about the classes you choose.
  • Be aware of the age appropriateness, class schedule and possible conflicts with other classes and commitments.
  • After you complete a registration, UR Tuition Remission (TR) benefits will be refunded or transferred only if the request is received at least 7 business days before the course start date. TR benefits cannot be substituted.
Tip 2: Register early and be aware of our cancellation policy

We encourage all Think Again students, including UR faculty and staff, to register online. Classes fill quickly, and online registration is the quickest way to register. We do accept paper registrations; they are processed in the order in which they are received, and processing begins at the official start of registration.

  • Visit the main Think Again page for the start date and time for registration.  
  • Only register for classes that you plan to take or have your children attend.

Again, class cancellation or transfer requests must be received in writing at least 7 business days before the start of the class. There is no exception to this policy, so plan and register thoughtfully to ensure you don’t needlessly lose any HR tuition remission benefits for you or your dependents.

Tip 3: Be aware of your tuition remission benefits

University of Richmond Human Resources (HR) administers and manages tuition remission benefits. Registering through SPCS for eligible classes using HR tuition remission benefits is a convenience offered by SPCS. 

Currently, if you work full time (2015‐2080 hours per year), you, your spouse or same-sex domestic partner and each of your dependents receive full tuition remission for five classes per calendar year.

  • If you register online, you can apply your tuition remission through the checkout process by entering the promo code provided in your cart.
  • If you use a paper registration, you’ll also need to provide a paper copy of the tuition remission form.

An easy rule of thumb to remember: One course number is equal to one tuition remission benefit for eligible programs. Many third party provider programs, including Institute on Reading Development, aren’t eligible for tuition remission benefits, but do provide discounts to UR faculty and staff.

If you need to make a change to your registration, a withdrawal or transfer, please do so in writing at least 10 days before the start of the class using our convenient online form. Failure to do so may result in the loss of a tuition remission benefit.

Calculating Calendar Year Benefits

Faculty and staff tuition remission benefits are assigned to a calendar year based on the start date of the class. Please keep the following in mind when registering for classes in the next calendar year:

  • Unused tuition remission benefits do not roll over from year to year. Unused benefits are forfeit at the end of the calendar year.
  • When registering for classes in the late fall, pay careful attention to the start date of the class.
    • If a class starts on or before December 31 of the current year, tuition remission benefits from the current year, not the upcoming year, will be used. If you have used all of your benefits for the current year, you will be required to pay the standard fee to take the class.
    • If a class starts on or after January 1 of the upcoming year, tuition remission benefits from the upcoming year, not the current year, will be used.
  • Even if you are allowed to register online using tuition remission benefits, if you have exhausted the year’s benefits, you will be expected to pay the standard fee for the class.
Separation from the University

Should an employee terminate employment prior to completing half of a session in which any tuition remission benefit was received, the employee will be responsible for the full cost of the session.

Tip 4: Call us with questions

With hundreds of classes each term, there are lots of options. Let us know how we can help get you and your family registered.

Phone: (804) 289-8133

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

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Closed for University holidays