Summer Session I Classes Included in Spring 2021 Tuition
For the spring 2021 semester, undergraduate UVA spring full-time tuition will include a Summer Session I class at no extra charge. To be eligible for the Summer Session I class, a student cannot accumulate more than 33 credits in fall, J-term, and spring combined.
The questions below relate only to the one Summer Session I class that is included with full-time undergraduate tuition in spring 2021. For more information about Summer Session, please visit https://summer.virginia.edu/.
If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined).
You may if your dean's office grants approval. Some students, such as those receiving military education benefits, those who are student athletes, and those who are international students may not be allowed to take fewer than 12 credits. Contact your dean's office for more information.
Yes. If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined). Students who take a single Summer Session I class (and no other summer classes) will not pay tuition or the comprehensive fee. For students taking any other summer classes, the summer comprehensive fee has been reduced by $124 to reflect the reduced use of services on Grounds.
The effect on financial aid will depend on the source of financial aid. Need-based aid from the University and federal loans require that students attend at least half time (typically, this means enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours per term) to remain eligible. Students who are receiving military educational benefits, those who are student athletes, and those who are international students must take at least 12 credits.
Students who meet the criteria above are eligible for the Summer Session I class as soon as they pay full-time tuition for spring, so long as they have not accumulated more than 33 credits in fall, J-term, and spring combined.
No. Students who are eligible, will be able to select from a range of classes offered in Summer Session I.
No. Once you graduate, the Summer Session I class will NOT be included in your cumulative GPA and will not count toward your degree. If you need the Summer Session I class to meet degree requirements, you may participate in May final exercises, but you will not graduate or receive your degree until August.
You will enroll in the class through SIS as usual. The University will evaluate your eligibility to take the class at no additional cost.
4th year students who meet the criteria above may take a Summer Session I class at no additional charge, even if they have already graduated. See instructions for students who are receiving a degree in May 2021. 4th year students who need the Summer Session I class credits in order to graduate can still participate in final exercises (and take the Summer Session I class after final exercises).
NCAA Student Athletes
It may. You must obtain approval from the Department of Athletics before asking your dean's office to approve a reduced course load.
Students seeking to enroll in fewer than 12 credits this fall will need special approval from Athletics and their dean's office.
Military Educational Benefits
Enrolling in fewer than 12 credits may affect your benefits. Find more information regarding Veterans and other students using military educational benefits.
We do not anticipate any impact to your tuition and fee payment sent by the VA. If a student is designated as being in an Approved Academic load of part-time, with enrollment of no greater than 6 hours, their tuition will be calculated at a per credit hour rate.
You must be enrolled more than half-time (more than 6 credits) to be eligible for the monthly housing allowance. Students enrolled in 7-11 credits may be eligible for a reduced monthly housing allowance.