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Budget Tuition Plans (BTP)

Students, or their pre-authorized parents, may enroll in our optional semester payment plans. Our plans allow four direct monthly debits to a checking or savings account each semester instead of one large payment at the beginning of each term, and can cover all or part of each semester's institutional cost.

Be aware that our semester payment plans are not available for summer or winter sessions.


There are two types of semester payment plans. Decide which is right for you.

The Fixed Payment Plan:

  • Allows participants to define their maximum payment.
  • You choose the total amount you wish to pay for the term. That total is then divided into 4 equal monthly debits.
  • Does not automatically increase or decrease based on the student's account balance.
  • Only one fixed plan per student.

The Variable Plan:

  • Automatically adjusts scheduled debits/payments based on the student's current account balance for the semester.
  • Increases and decreases to plan amounts occur as new charges and new credits post to the student's account.
  • Payment amount will be locked in place 7 days prior to each month's debit date, although the debit amount can decrease if payment is made on the student account from a different source.
  • Only one Variable Plan per student.

How to Apply as a Student

  • Log-in to the student hokiespa.vt.edu with your e-Bill in hand
  • Select the "University Account Information" menu
  • Select "Budget Tuition Plan"
  • Choose your plan (Fixed or Variable) OR set up a PARENT PIN to authorize a parent's application
  • Follow the instructions
  • Complete the semester application and pay its fee along with any missed debit (if applicable)

NOTE:

  • The semester application fee is non-refundable.
  • A new application opens July 15th for fall, and December 15th for spring.
  • Please complete your enrollment by each semester's payment deadline date to avoid University penalties.
  • BTP Frequently Asked Questions here

Authorizing a Parent Application

  • Log-in to the student hokiespa.vt.edu with your e-Bill in hand
  • Select the "University Account Information" menu
  • Select "Budget Tuition Plan"
  • Choose "Add New" under the Parent PINs menu item
  • Complete Parent information as required

Once complete, a welcome notification will be sent to the email address entered. This email will contain their login ID, temporary password and access site link.

The newly created Parent PIN will have 48 hours to login and update their permanent password. If not, the student must delete the current Parent PIN and begin the process over.


How to Apply as a Parent

Access to the BTP application must be granted by your student through their Student Hokie SPA. If you do not have access, please contact your student.

  • Log into BTP Parent PIN account here
  • Choose your plan (Fixed or Variable)
  • Follow the instructions
  • Apply and pay the application fee along with any missed semester debits (if applicable).

NOTE:

  • The semester application fee is non-refundable.
  • A new application must be submitted each semester.
  • Enrollment opens July 15th for fall, and December 15th for spring
  • Please complete your enrollment by each semester's payment deadline date to avoid University penalties.
  • BTP Frequently Asked Questions here

2016-17 Semester Debit Dates

  • Fall 2016: AUG 19, SEP 16, OCT 21, & NOV 18
  • Spring 2017: JAN 20, FEB 17, MAR 17, & APR 21

Debits occur on the 3rd Friday of each month, and are attempted only once. If it fails, the participant is solely responsible for re-payment of the debit amount and any outstanding balance at that time.


Questions?

Questions about the Budget Tuition Plans should be directed to the Bursar's office.

Our Office is located in Suite 150 of the Student Services Building.

Address:
Office of the University Bursar (MC0143)
Student Services Building, Suite 150, Virginia Tech
800 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Phone: 540-231-6277
Fax: 540-231-3238

Budget Tuition Help Email: bthelp@vt.edu

When contacting us please make certain to include, or have available, the student account number and assigned FERPA Pass-Code.

Access and disclosure authorizations are granted and maintained by your student. If you no longer have access, please contact your student.

Our business hours excluding Federal, State, and University authorized closures are,

Walk-in: 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
Phone : 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

BTP Frequently Asked Questions here.

Updated: 06/09/2016