July 30, 2021

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Virginia State University clearing all unpaid balances for students enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic

RICHMOND, Virginia (WRIC) – Virginia State University is providing financial assistance to students enrolled at the school during the semesters coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university announced on Friday that it will settle any unpaid tuition and fee balances for students who participated in the spring, summer, fall, and winter semesters of 2020, as well as the spring semester of 2021. The netted balances are the balances after all federal, state, and private allotments have been applied. The payout applies only to balances currently owed to Virginia State University and not on loans owed to outside companies.

“We care about our students and their academic success, and we want to offer them the privilege of moving forward with a zero record,” Donald Palm, Ph.D., Provost / Sr. This was announced by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “We believe that the relief from these balances will provide the much-needed relief that will allow our fellows to focus more on their academics and their degree.”

The initiative is financed from funds made available to the university under the CARES Act. The school says the settled balances are not limited to tuition, fees, room and board, but any outstanding balances on the university’s books.

Students whose balance has been paid will receive an email and a statement with a zero balance. These notifications should be expected within seven days.

If you are a student or a parent or legal guardian with any questions about this initiative, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (804) 524-5506 or email [email protected]