Program and course fees

Students are charged additional fees based on programs of study and academic courses. Programs not listed on this page may not have additional fees.

VCU reserves the right to revise or alter all fees and regulations pertaining to student fees and fee-collection procedures at any time.

Undergraduate arts major program fee (per semester)

A program fee charged to all undergraduate School of the Arts majors. regardless if the student is enrolled in arts courses. Revenues are allocated to the individual departments for the cost of materials, services and equipment.

Part time

$111 per credit hour

Full time

$940

Graduate arts major tuition differential (per semester)

A tuition differential charged to all graduate School of the Arts majors. regardless if the student is enrolled in arts courses. Revenues are allocated to the individual departments for the cost of materials, services and equipment. Graduate students who enroll in more than 15 credit hours are charged the per-credit-hour arts overload tuition differential at the graduate rate.

Part time

$110 per credit hour

Full time

$925

Instruction support fee

A fee charged to all non-arts major students who enroll in art courses, used to support course instruction.

Non-arts majors enrolled in art course(s)

$100 per course

Applied private music fee

A fee charged to all non-music major students enrolled in private music lessons to cover the cost of the lessons.

Non-music majors enrolled in a music course

$307 per credit hour

Business major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full- and part-time School of Business majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in business courses. The fee is used to fund programs within the School of Business. 

 

Full-time

Part-time

Undergraduate

$249

$119

Graduate

$468

$235

Non-business major fee

A fee charged to non-business major students who enroll in 300-level business courses and above. The revenue is used to support instructional costs in the School of Business.

Undergraduate 300- and 400-level courses

$45 per course

Graduate-level courses

$135 per course

Master of Supply Chain Management program fee

A fee charged to all students enrolled in the MSCM program. The fee supports instructional expenses related to the program and is charged in addition to the business major fee.

Per credit hour

$85

European Model fee

A fee charged to students in the Center for Sport Leadership M.Ed. program who enroll in the European Model of Sport study-abroad course.

SPTL 650

$2,300

Undergraduate education major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full- and part-time undergraduate School of Education majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in education courses. The fee is used to fund programs within the School of Education.

Full time

$60

Part time

$4 per credit hour

TK 20 teacher preparation fee

A fee charged to graduate students during the first semester of their program. The fee is used to support the assessment software used for digital portfolios.

TK 20 teacher preparation fee

$110

ACT-IT Program fee

Fees charged to students enrolled in the ACE-IT program in addition to standard tuition and fees. The Program Enrollment fee is assessed during the student's first semester in the ACE-IT Program. The program fee is assessed each semester including the first semester.

Program Enrollment fee

$6,239

Program fee

$4,944

Student teaching internship fee

A fee charged to education students to pay for honorariums to teachers who assist with student teaching.

Course 

Fee

CLED 672

$200

ECSE 700

$200

SEDP 700 (not section 3)

$200

TEDU 672 (section 1, 2, 3, 7)

$200

TEDU 674 (not section 3)

$200

Assessment Tool Fee

A fee charged to graduate students to cover the cost of the assessment software used in these courses.

Course

Fee

CLED 600

$10

CLED 606

$10

CLED 612

$15

CLED 605

$20



Undergraduate engineering major program fee (per semester)

A program fee is charged to all College of Engineering undergraduates, regardless if the student is enrolled in engineering courses. The revenues offset higher engineering faculty salaries and higher costs of engineering teaching equipment and laboratories. 

 Full timePart time (per credit hour)

Virginia resident

$1,060

$86

Non-Virginia resident

$1,319

$107



Undergraduate major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full- and part-time undergraduate College of Humanities and Sciences majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in Humanities and Sciences courses. There are three tiers of fees based on the student’s major within College of Humanities and Sciences.  The fee is used to fund programs within the College.

Tier One Programs

Applies to Health, Physical Education & Exercise Sciences, Health Sciences, Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Science, and Physics majors.

Full time 

$165

Part time

$11 per credit hour

Tier Two Programs

Applies to Spanish-English Translation & Interpretation, Foreign Language, Anthropology, Mathematical Sciences, Undeclared-Humanities & Sciences, Psychology, and Mass Communication majors.

 

Full time 

$45

Part time

$3 per credit hour

 

Tier Three Programs

Applies to English, International Studies, Liberal Studies for Early & Elementary Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Gender, Sexuality & Women Studies, Sociology, History, Religious Studies, African American Studies, and Pre-Nursing majors.

 

 

Full time 

$15

Part time

$1 per credit hour

Undergraduate Fees (per semester)

B.S. in nursing program fee

A fee charged to all standard B.S. in Nursing students to offset expenses related to instruction.

Full time

$900

Part time 

$60 per credit hour

Accelerated B.S. in nursing program fee

A fee charged to all Accelerated B.S. in Nursing students to offset expenses related to instruction.

Full time

$1,035

Part time 

$69 per credit hour

Graduate Fees

Clinical laboratory supervision fee

Fee charged to students enrolled in graduate clinical laboratory courses to cover the costs for clinical laboratory supervision. 

Clinical laboratory courses

$90 per clinical credit hour


Nursing education fee

A fee charged to all graduate-level School of Nursing students. The fee supports instructional and administrative expenses of education and clinical placement. 

Graduate-level 

$25 per credit hour

RN to B.S. program fee

A fee charged to all RN to B.S. program students to offset expenses related to instruction.

Full time

$960

Part time 

$64 per credit hour


Clinical learning center fee

A fee is charged to all M.S. Nursing students except for the M.S. Nursing with a concentration in nursing leadership and organizational science students. 

Full-time students

$27

Part-time students 

$18

Microscopy Laboratory fee

A fee charged to students enrolled in NURS 611 classes for the use of the microscope, the microscopy slides containing a variety of organisms and components for disease identification, and the expertise of the microscopy laboratory facility. 

Microscopy Laboratory fee

$13.00

Computerized Assessment fee

A fee charged to Masters of Nursing students. 

Computerized Assessment fee  

$65 

Undergraduate social work major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full and part-time undergraduate School of Social Work majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in social work courses. The fee is used to fund programs within the School of Social Work.

Full time 

$135

Part time 

$9 per credit hour


Instructional support fee

Fee charged to social work students for costs associated with field instruction and placement in participating agencies in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and neighboring states.

Course

Fee

SLWK 693

$200

SLWK 694

$200

SLWK 695

$400

SLWK 793

$200

SLWK 794

$200

SLWK 795

$400

SLWK 796

$200

SLWK 797

$200

SLWK 798

$200

Master in Social Work distance-education program

A fee assessed to all students in the Master of Social Work distance-education program. The fee supports instructional and administrative expenses with the field education requirement. 

Premium program fee

$100 per credit hour

Administrative fee

A fee charged to all students for each semester they are placed in Cooperative Education positions.

Full-time employment

$70

Part-time employment

$35

Undergraduate life sciences major (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full- and part-time undergraduate School of Life Sciences majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in life sciences courses. The fee is used to fund programs within the School of Life Sciences.

Full time 

$75

Part time 

$5 per credit hour

Laboratory fee

A fee to cover the cost of lab materials.

Course

Fee

BNFO 541, 601, 650, 653 and 691

$65

ENVZ 595 

$50

Undergraduate Health Professions major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full and part-time undergraduate College of Health Professions majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in health professions courses. The fee is used to fund programs within the College of Health Professions. 

Full time 

$215

Part time

$215

 

Tuition differential

 

Virginia resident

Nonresident

 

Full time

Part time

Full time

Part time

Entry to nurse anesthesia program 

$1,229$133 per credit$2,009$182 per credit

Doctor of Physical Therapy program 

$1,229$133 per credit$2,009$182 per credit

Entry to occupational therapy program 

$1,229$133 per credit$2,009$182 per credit

Course Fees

 Per credit hourMaximum per semester
Clinical laboratory sciences
(500- and above level CLLS courses)
$20$100
Executive health administration (HADE courses)$210$1,650
Health administration (HADM courses) $50$600   
Nurse anesthesia (NRSA courses)$100$100
Doctor of nurse anesthesia (DNAP courses)$200$1,750
Health related sciences (ALHP courses)$200$1,750
Gerontology (500 and 600 level GRTY courses)$20$100
Occupational therapy (600 and above level OCCT courses)$167$1,000
Physical therapy courses (PHTY courses)$167$1,000

 

 

School of Dentistry SGA fee - All Programs (per semester)

Dentistry SGA fee

$25


Dental hygiene program fee (per semester)

This fee supports the costs of printing course materials and syllabi; the purchase of a laptop, various software licenses to support of the upgraded clinical technology systems in compliance with federal initiatives of electronic records and patient/student needs; the purchase, distribution, sterilization, and storage of all clinical equipment and kits in the dental education program disability insurance for dental students support of the upgraded clinical technology systems in compliance with federal initiatives of electronic records and patient/student needs; required organizational membership dues; clinical simulation facilities and materials for preclinical courses; and the digital tool box library of slides.

 Full-timePart-time
First Year $1,822$152 per credit hour
Second Year $784$66 per credit hour


Professional dentistry fees (per semester)

Dental academic fee support the costs of printing course materials and syllabi; the purchase of a laptop and various software licenses; disability insurance for dental students; required organizational membership dues; clinical simulation facilities and materials for preclinical courses; and the digital tool box library of slides.

 

Dental clinical fee supports the purchase, distribution, sterilization, and storage of all clinical equipment and kits in the dental education program; and the purchase and support of the upgraded clinical technology systems in compliance with federal initiatives of electronic records and patient/student needs.

DDS academic fee 

First Year

$1,493

Second Year

$388

Third Year

$90.50

Fourth Year

$90.50

DDS clinical fee 

First Year

$5,669

Second Year

$5,669

Third Year

$5,669

Fourth Year

$5,669

Advanced dental education program fees (per semester)

Clinical fee

$7,500

International dental program fees (per semester)

IDP academic fee 

Second Year

$1,400.50

Third Year

$90.50

Fourth Year

$90.50

IDP clinical fee 

Second Year

$7,786.50

Third Year

$5,669

Fourth Year

$5,669

Quantitative physiology course fee

$85

Human physiology lab fee (PHIZ 206)

$95

Masters medicine fees (per semester)

Drug screening fee (Master of Genetic Counseling students)

$40

Professional medicine fees (per semester)

Anatomy dissection fee (first year professional medical students)

$12.50

Basic science assessment exam fee (second year professional medical students)

$27.00

Drug screening fee (second year professional medical students)

$79.50

Disability insurance (professional medical, M.D./Ph.D. and fourth-year M.D./MHA students)

$25

INOVA Campus fee (INOVA Campus students only; in lieu of the university fee, student health fee and MCV government fee)

$648.50

Medical student government fee

$40

Mobile pager fee (third-year professional medical student)

$67.50

Orientation fee (first-year professional medical students)

$62.50

Question Bank fee (first-year professional medical students)

$89.50

Simulation fee

$200

Ultrasound fee (first-year and second-year professional medical students)

$75

Technology fee (per semester)

A fee charged to all graduate and doctoral pharmacy students.

Pharmacy technology fee

$150

Professional program fees (per semester)

Experiential placement fee

$192.50

INOVA Campus fee (INOVA Campus students only; in lieu of the university fee, student health fee and the student government fee)

$500

Pharmacy school student government fee

$25

Honors College fee: A fee assessed to any student enrolled in the Honors College to help finance student enhancements and to support Honors lecture series - $75 per semester.

Online course fee: A fee charged for undergraduate and graduate online courses. The fee is for operational and personnel support to develop and maintain online courses - $40 per credit hour or a maximum of $120 per semester. This fee is being waived for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

VCU Globe fee: A fee assessed to any student enrolled in the Globe Program - $50 per semester.

As of July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education has regulated that institutions may not require a student to use Title IV financial aid funds to purchase books or supplies charged in excess of standard tuition and fees. The majority of the tuition surcharges and fees assessed by VCU with a component for books and supplies meets the requirements for using Title IV funds. Listed below are courses with excess fees that do not meet that requirement.

Program

Books and supplies component

Executive MBA, Class of 2021

$352.09

Executive MBA, Class of 2022

$31.78

Professional-track Decision Analytics,  
Class of 2021

$112.59

Professional-track Decision Analytics,  
Class of 2022

$631.62

L.D. Wilder Government and Public Affairs (Wilder School)

Undergraduate Wilder School major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full- and part-time undergraduate Wilder School majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in Wilder School courses.

Full time$15
Part time$1 per credit hour

University College

Undergraduate University College major fee (per semester)

A required comprehensive fee charged to all full- and part-time undergraduate University College majors, regardless if the student is enrolled in University College courses.

Full-time 

$15

Part-time 

$1 per credit hour