Information below reflects degree program tuition costs. To view tuition for non-credit professional programs, visit the program specific webpage.
All billing is sent electronically or available via your MyNova account. Students and authorized users are able to view billing statements and make secured payments electronically. You can also print official invoices for self and employer use. Once you receive your confirmation and VU ID #, you may log onto V-Bill to create your V-bill account and then view/pay your bill electronically.
Visit the Bursar website for payment options and additional information.
If you are matriculated into a degree program, such as the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, and are enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or the equivalent per semester), you may be eligible for a government-sponsored Stafford Loan. Degree seeking students should visit the Financial Aid webpage for more information.
All other certificates and non-credit programs do not qualify for financial aid through FAFSA. Listed below are two lenders that do offer continuing education loans:
Students are responsible for payment of all charges on his/her student account. If a student has an overdue obligation, registration will not be permitted and academic records and certificates will not be released. Overdue obligations may be referred to an outside collection agency or to an attorney for collection efforts and/or legal suit, the debt is increased to cover all reasonable costs of collection including collection fees, court costs and attorney fees.
CPS students enrolling in a professional (non-credit) program and/or any individual professional (non-credit) course lasting 10 weeks or longer, may participate in a payment plan. Payment plans are offered through Tuition Management System (TMS), and students are encouraged to reach out to TMS directly at: https://www.afford.com/index.htm.
Refunds as a result of official withdrawal will be made according to the refund schedule, as published by the Bursar's Office.
If the student completes the appropriate form to drop a course during the Drop/Add Period (the 48 hours before the start of the course), they will be granted a 100% refund if they chose not to add a class in the next month. Withdrawals are approved on a case-by-case basis. If approved, full refunds will be granted.