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Payment Information

There are several options available to students and families for the payment of tuition, fees, and room and board charges.

Online Payments

Students, parents and other authorized people can pay online using Echeck, MasterCard, American Express, VISA or Discover. There is no fee for Echeck. A 2.75 percent convenience fee is charged for credit card payments.

Students must designate those who are authorized to pay bills online. Once authorized, parents or other authorized payers can pay with CASHNet.

Pay Online

Check or Money Order

The Cashier’s Office receives and deposits all University funds and accepts payments on student accounts (cash, check and money order only). Please make checks and money orders payable to Christopher Newport University. You can mail your payment or bring it to the Cashier’s Office on the first floor of Christopher Newport Hall. The Cashier’s Office does not accept credit or debit cards.

Mailing Address:
Christopher Newport University
Attn: Office of Cash Services
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Returned Check Policy

A returned check fee will be assessed for all checks returned from the bank to the University for any reason. An individual has seven calendar days to repay the amount of the check and the returned check fee. If a check for tuition and fees is returned to the University from the bank for any reason, a late payment fee will be assessed in addition to the returned check fee. If the student does not repay the total amount due within seven calendar days, his or her registration will be canceled.

If a student who is being reinstated presents a check to the University that is returned by the bank for any reason, his or her registration will be canceled. If the University receives two nonsufficient fund checks from a student, the University may no longer accept checks from the student or on the student’s behalf.

Payment Plan

Students and their families or other authorized payers can enroll in a payment plan and pay for tuition and fees and room and board by the semester in monthly installments. Admitted freshmen can enroll in a payment plan through my.cnu.edu after attending Setting Sail orientation.

Virginia529 College Savings Plan

The Virginia529 prePAID plan pays full tuition and required fees each semester. If you are enrolled in a 529 plan, please note the following:

  • You must notify Virginia529 that you will attend Christopher Newport.
  • The University will invoice Virginia529 after the add/drop period (see the academic calendar).
  • Virginia529 will pay the University directly.

The Virginia529 InVEST plan can be used for tuition and required fees, room and board, textbooks, and other qualified higher education expenses.

Senior Citizens

In accordance with the Senior Citizen’s Higher Education Act of 1974, senior citizens can enroll in courses as full-time or part-time students for academic credit, without charge, providing taxable income for federal income tax purposes did not exceed $23,850 for the year preceding the enrollment year.

Senior citizens may also, without charge, audit courses and enroll in noncredit courses without regard to income.

Under this program, the categorization of senior citizen applies to those whose 60th birthday falls before the registration term and who have been a legal resident of Virginia for one year.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Accounts.


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