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Paying for college

We’re all on the same page — college should be affordable.

That’s why we make sure you have access to the resources you need to pay for college. Our goal is to make sure all qualified applicants can invest in an education at VCU.

VCU Financial Aid works with students seeking federal aid, loans, grants and scholarships to pay for college. Eligibility depends on your academic and financial circumstances, but most students qualify for some form of aid.

To estimate your cost of attendance, use our tuition and fees calculator.

Undergraduate tuition

CategoryVirginia residentNon-Virginia resident
Tuition and fees ¹ $13,624 $33,656
Room ² $6,199 $6,199
Dining ³ $3,988 $3,988
Total: $23,871 $43,903

¹ Based on 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours for the academic year. Tuition is charged at a per credit hour rate. Art majors add $1,850, business majors add $386, engineering majors add $1,805 for Virginia resident or add $2,324 for non-Virginia resident. Undergrads (except seniors) add $60 for University College learning fee.
² Double occupancy, Rhoads Hall.
³ Assumes 200 swipe plan with $300 per semester in “Dining Dollars”.

Graduate tuition

Graduate students enrolled in 9 to 15 credits during any semester are classified as full time. Tuition and fees are charged at a flat rate. A graduate student enrolled in more than 15 credits during any semester will be charged an overload tuition fee. Check out our graduate funding opportunities.

VCU resources

VCU provided me with scholarships, grants and work-study funds — and also connected me with internships and jobs that helped me pay for college. I will graduate with minimal loans.

Kejdi Abazi
Health, physical education and exercise science
Class of 2018