Methods of Payment

The Collection Unit accepts a variety of payment methods. The method you choose may depend on whether you wish to have a financial hold released in order to facilitate registration or the release of grades, transcripts or diploma. The following methods of payment are accepted:

1. Guaranteed funds: Cash, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards

  • payment must be in guaranteed funds for immediate release of a financial hold
  • please DO NOT mail cash!
  • credit card processing for tuition and fees payments will only be taken on the billing and payment site through eServices; a 2.75% convenience fee (minimum $3.00) will be charged. For more information see Online Bill/ Credit Card Convenience Fees FAQ.

2. Personal Checks:

  • no third party checks
  • make checks payable to "Virginia Commonwealth University"
  • reference the student's name and id on the check or money order
  • financial holds are released ten (10) business days after the payment by check
  • post dated checks are not accepted
  • $50 fee on all returned checks