Tuition and Billing Schedule
Comprehensive tuition for 2018 – 2019 is $42,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are required.
Tuition for the Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering includes instruction, books, software, fees, and meals and lodging while the cohort is on Grounds for classes. The student is responsible for his or her transportation to and from Charlottesville and is required to bring a capable laptop computer to class. If you choose to arrive on Thursday evening before class weekends, that is at your expense. You can stay at the Inn at Darden at the AMP rate, and you can include funds for this purpose in an education loan.
AMP tuition is billed over two calendar years. A $1,000 tuition deposit is required upon your acceptance of our offer of admission to secure your place in the cohort. The tuition deposit applies toward your first tuition bill (summer term). Tuition is billed in advance in three unequal installments by semester. Course registration, billing, certification for G.I. Bill benefits, and education loan disbursements are all done on the University’s traditional academic schedule by semesters. The program of study includes 33 credit hours: 10 three-credit-hour courses plus three one-credit-hour courses, a year-long seminar series. For 2018 – 19, comprehensive tuition for each course is $4,200. Students or their sponsoring organizations are billed for 3 courses for the summer term, 3 courses for the fall semester, and 4 courses for the spring semester. The seminars (one-credit per semester) are included in the overall costs; they are not billed separately. Payments are due as follows: a tuition deposit upon acceptance with the remaining summer balance due prior to enrollment in May, in August, and in early February of the next calendar year.
If you are sponsored and your company will be paying tuition directly to the University, visit the UVA Student Financial Services Third Party and Outside Agency Billing page for information and instructions for setting up third party billing.
The course load for AMP meets or exceeds the criteria for full-time student status for the University and the VA.
Total tuition for Summer 2018 is $12,600. A tuition deposit of $1,000 is due upon acceptance to secure your place in the cohort. The $11,600 balance for summer is billed in late April and is due prior to enrollment in May. Summer term tuition includes the first week in residence and courses 2 and 3. The course load for summer is 10 credit hours: 9 credit hours (3 courses) + 1 credit hour (seminar series).
Tuition for Fall 2018 is $12,600. Tuition for fall semester is billed in July and due in August prior to the first class weekend of the semester. Fall semester tuition includes courses 4, 5, & 6. The course load for fall semester is 10 credit hours: 9 credit hours (3 courses) + 1 credit hour (seminar series).
Tuition for Spring 2019 is $16,800. Tuition for spring semester is billed in the second calendar year of the program. It is billed in early January and due in early February. Spring semester tuition includes courses 7, 8, & 9, and the final week in residence. The course load for spring semester is 13 credit hours: 4 three-credit courses plus one credit for the seminar series.
The seminar series is included in the total costs for the year; it is not billed separately.
Education Loans and GI Bill Benefits
The 1997 Tax Payer Relief Act offers significant savings to students paying their tuition and fees. These savings are available to those who meet the criteria for benefits through the Lifetime Learning Credit and a possible deduction for interest paid on student loans. For eligible taxpayers, the Lifetime Learning Credit is 20% of the first $10,000 paid to the institution for tuition and fees and books (up to $2,000 per year). Meals, lodging, and transportation are not qualified expenses for the Lifetime Learning Credit. Currently the Lifetime Learning Credit is available to tax filers whose modified adjusted gross income is $61,000 or less for single filers, or $122,000 or less for married couples filing jointly. Income limits may change. Additional information about the Lifetime Learning Credit is available on the IRS web site in Publication 970. You can download the form required for the Lifetime Learning Credit, Form 8863 Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits), from the IRS web site. You may also be able to deduct up to $2,500 from your taxable income per year for interest paid on student loans. See the description of the education loan interest deduction on the IRS web site.
You can find your form 1098-T in the UVa Student Information System (SIS) under the “Financials” tab in Student Self Service. Note: AMP tuition is billed and paid over two calendar years; however, all 1098-T qualified expenses for the complete program are posted and reported in the first calendar year. (Tuition for Spring is billed in January, and due in February, but it officially posts in UVa’s system in December. The posting date determines the reporting year.)
This information is provided as a courtesy to current and prospective students. Please rely on information from the IRS and consult your tax professional.