Special Tuition Application for Virginia Prek-12 Educators

Reduced tuition rates for eligible preK-12 educators who teach in Virginia schools

The School of Education and Human Development grants reduced tuition rates to eligible preK-12 educators who teach in Virginia schools according to the eligibility guidelines listed below. Note that reduced tuition is applicable to credit-bearing courses only; not to research credits. The reduced tuition rate can be applied to up to six credits of coursework per semester. Applications for reduced tuition must be received before or during the term in which the rate will be applied.

To determine whether you qualify for reduced tuition:

  1. Review the eligibility guidelines below.
  2. Ensure that your UVA. Student Information System (SIS) account is active. Requests cannot be processed before a new account is created, or an existing inactive account is re-activated.
  3. Complete the electronic form linked below. This action will trigger an email to be sent to the school email address you enter on the form.

Eligibility Guidelines for the Virginia PreK-12 Educator Tuition Rate

Eligibility Guidelines

  1. Pre-kindergarten through grade twelve public and private, non-profit school teachers, counselors, administrators, supervisors, librarians, coaches, and other support staff are eligible.
  2. Eligible personnel must be contractual employees of a Virginia preK-12 public school division or private, non-profit school during the period in which they are enrolled in courses.
  3. Individuals on official leave from their assignments are eligible for reduced tuition.
  4. Courses must be for career advancement or professional development in preK-12 education, not for planned career changes outside of preK-12 education. (As noted above, research hours do not qualify for the special rate.)
  5. Students must be considered Virginia residents by the Office of Virginia Status at UVA.
  6. Students enrolled in doctoral (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) programs are not eligible for the preK-12 educator tuition rate.
  7. Current Teach for America and AmeriCorps members serving in Virginia pre-kindergarten through grade twelve public and private, non-profit schools are eligible. They should list TFA/AmeriCorps as their employer in the form.

Virginia PreK-12 Educator Tuition Rate

By submitting this form, you are bound by the UVA Honor Code and certify that you meet the eligibility guidelines on this page.

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