Tuition will not vary between online and in-person classes because both options offer the same academic content and ability for students to earn credit. Our faculty and staff are working very hard to ensure that instruction and student engagement in the Fall remain at our high standards of excellence, despite the unprecedented conditions.
Students enrolled at the University of Virginia are assessed a mandatory fee which assists in paying for the facilities and services available to full-time regular session students. The mandatory fee supports (1) activities that are available to all students – regardless of whether classes are in-person or on-line – such as Student Health telemedicine, Newcomb Hall online programming, some virtual recreational offerings, technology support, software licensing, and academic credentialing; (2) long-term costs such as debt service, associated with maintaining essential infrastructure that must be sustained so that opportunities remain viable and available to all students over their academic career; and (3) activities that presume a physical presence on-Grounds, such as athletic events, University transit services, recreational facilities, and art performances. For Fall 2020, we recognize that certain services in the third category will not be fully available for students who are not living or learning on-Grounds or in the local community of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Accordingly, the University is reducing the Fall 2020 mandatory fee for those in-state and out-of-state students who will not be living or learning on-Grounds or in the local community by $662.