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Cavalier Advantage

The Cavalier Advantage Program is an account on a student’s University ID card that can be used to access University services on Grounds. Cavalier Advantage offers convenience, value, safety, and security.

Cavalier Advantage can be used just about everywhere on Grounds, including all UVA Bookstore locations, University dining locations, vending, laundry, copy machines, printers, and a variety of other services on Grounds. Visit the website for a full listing of services and locations.

No application is necessary — each student automatically receives a Cavalier Advantage account on her or his UVA ID card. The account starts with a zero balance, and the first deposit activates the account. Balances roll over until the student graduates or withdraws from the University, at which time refunds of more than $30 can be requested.

Student Bills

Student Financial Services generates term statements every July (for the fall semester) and December (for the spring semester). Term statements, viewable through the University’s e-billing and payment system, UVAPay, include charges for tuition and fees, room, and dining plan. Other charges, for such expenses as Bookstore purchases, parking tickets, and library fines, are available online through UVAPay as they are incurred. No paper statements are sent to the student or parent.

Students who are not able to demonstrate they have health insurance that meets UVA's requirements may purchase the University's policy through Aetna. More information is available in Health and Well-Being.

Students can set up their parents or others as authorized users in UVAPay. More information on how to establish authorized users is available at

When a term statement is generated, an email is sent to the UVA email address (the address) notifying the student that the statement is ready for viewing in the UVAPay system. Authorized users also will receive an email at the address the student provided in the UVAPay system. Within the system, users can view their current statement and statement history, as well as view and print a PDF version of these statements and remittance advice.

Both the student and any authorized user(s) are notified by email at the beginning of each month of any new account activity that occurred during the prior month and any past-due charges. Students can log into UVAPay through their Student Information System (SIS) accounts at

Payments can be made electronically by e-check (no service fee) or credit card (with a service fee) or by paper check with the remittance portion of the statement.

International payments also can be made through UVAPay by selecting "International Payment and Wire Transfers" from the payment method options. UVA partners with Flywire to offer international payment methods from any country and any bank. For more information, see

A schedule of billing and due dates is available on the Student Financial Services website at

It is important that payments are received on or before the due date to prevent late penalties and registration holds. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all bills are paid on time.

2018-19 Estimated Expenses for Entering First-Year Students in the College of Arts & Sciences

  Entering Virginian Entering Non-Virginian
Tuition & Fees $16,520 $48,244
Room $6,490 $6,490
Meals $5,100 $5,100
Books & Supplies $1,350 $1,350
Personal Expenses $2,490 $2,490
Travel $410 $410 to 1,510
TOTAL $32,360 $64,084 to 65,184

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