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The University reserves the right to decline payment from a non-enrolled student who does not owe a balance to VCU.

Personal payments that exceed the student's charges are not encouraged.  Total personal payments for the semester that exceed the enrolled student's charges by more than $5,000 may not be refunded to the student.  The payment may be applied to a future semester, reversed, or returned to the originator of the payment.

VCU accepts the following payment methods:

Credit/debit card:

All credit card payments must be submitted online through the billing and payment website. VCU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Credit/debit card payments cannot be made via telephone or by fax. A nonrefundable convenience fee of 2.85 percent (minimum $3) is charged for all credit/debit card payments. According to credit card regulations, VCU must refund any credit card overpayments back to the credit card account. All other overpayments will be refunded to the student.

A charge of $50 will be levied for all dishonored or charged-back credit/debit card payments, and students may also be re-assessed the convenience fee charged with the original transaction. Students who pay a past-due balance with a dishonored credit/debit card payment may have their current and/or future registration cancelled.

Check or money order:

Checks should be made payable to “Virginia Commonwealth University” or “VCU” and include the student’s name and V number, as indicated on the eStatement. Checks may be submitted:

  • In-personVisit the cashier’s office on the first floor of Grace E. Harris Hall. Tuition payment drop boxes are located at the cashier’s office and on the second floor of the VMI Building, to the left of the elevator.
  • By mail: Mail checks with the eStatement to VCU Cashier’s Office, Box 842506, 1015 Floyd Ave., First Floor, Richmond, VA 23284-2506.
  • Online: The billing and payment website accepts electronic check payments. These payments should only be made from a personal checking or savings account. Corporate checks (such as credit card convenience checks, traveler’s checks, or home equity line checks) should be mailed or delivered in person to the cashier’s office.

Using a bill payer to process payments is not recommended because it does not allow for the eStatement to be included with the payment. This may lead to delays or errors.

All checks returned to VCU for non-payment will be charged back to the student account and assessed a $50 dishonored check fee. Subsequent payments by web or personal check will require verification that the check has cleared the issuing bank or a waiting period of 21 days for financial and certified funds holds to be released. Students who pay a past-due balance with a dishonored check may have their current and/or future registration cancelled. Repeat dishonored checks may result in the requirement of future payments by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.

Cash:

Cash is accepted only at the Harris Hall Cashier’s office. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Do not mail or drop off cash.

Electronic payment:

VCU accepts domestic and international wire transfers or ACH payments. Funds should not exceed the total semester charges on the student account. Overpayments exceeding $5,000 will not be refunded to the student and will be returned to the originator of the payment. Exchange rates and wire fees may change without notice, and VCU is not liable for any fluctuations in those rates.

Please advise students/authorized users to be careful when entering web check information into the billing/payment site. If there are any typos or incorrect entries of the bank routing and/or checking/savings account information, the payment may be returned unpaid to the University.

If the student/authorized user indicates that they will be remitting a web check payment from a savings account, please advise them to check with their financial institution to ensure that they allow checking payments from a savings account. Some banks do not allow check transactions from a savings account.

(Student Accounting > Payments)

Last updated: 2021-02-16 02:34 PM 2058-1492924
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