Office of the Bursar

Admissions & Aid

Office of the Bursar

It’s easy to pay your bill, check on the status of your account, or ask questions about payments.

Accessing Your Account

Balance and payment information regarding your student account is available through our student portal

Making Tuition Payments

Tuition and fees are due by 12:00 noon on the Friday prior to the first day of class. If you do not pay your tuition by the due date, you will not be able to attend class and access to Brightspace will be disabled until you have paid the amount due and have been cleared by the Bursar. A $25 late fee will be assessed for payments received after the due date.

A $50 charge will be assessed for returned checks. After one returned check, checks will no longer be accepted from that student. Students in the MSN, BSN, CVT, and ST Programs may pay tuition by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, VISA, or MasterCard. Students in the Monitor Surveillance and Patient Care Technician Programs may pay tuition by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. All payments are accepted at the College or online.

Payment Plans for Certificate Programs

Payment plans are available for the Monitor Surveillance and Patient Care Technician Programs.

If a Patient Care Technician student is unsuccessful in the first half of the Program, the student will only be responsible for one-half of the tuition.

Drop/Add & Refund Policies

The drop/add period will be the first 10% of a Program. You must have approval from the program official to add a course in the drop/add period.

Refund checks are not available for pickup. All refunds will be mailed to your home address. If your address has changed, please contact the Bursar at  to update your information.

New students can expect to receive refunds between the sixth and eighth weeks after your classes start, following a 30-day disbursement hold.

Current students can expect to receive refunds between the second and fourth weeks after your classes start. Sentara employees expecting a refund can apply for direct deposit here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the Bursar’s other most frequently asked questions here.

Who do I make my tuition payment payable to?

All payments should be payable to Sentara College of Health Sciences or SCOHS.

Can I pay my tuition bill with a parent or guardian’s credit card?

Yes. Direct your parent or guardian to our online payment system here.

If my financial aid covers my tuition in full, do I need to make a payment?

If you are receiving enough aid to cover your tuition balance, then you are not required to pay tuition. The balance can remain on your student account until your financial aid arrives, but only if you have completed your responsibilities in the financial aid process.

What is the cost to audit a course?

The charge for auditing a course is half of that course’s tuition and the entire supplemental fee for the course.

When are refunds processed and how long does it take?

Refunds are processed as soon as the aid is posted to your account and a refund is generated. It can take 10-14 business days for you to receive the check.

Can my refund be used to pay my next semester’s tuition bill?

Yes, refunds can remain on your account and be used for the next tuition payment. You must submit a written request for the credit to be held by the College to the Bursar at .

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