Paying for your degree


Tuition for a full-time student enrolled in the 36-credit Center for Sport Leadership at VCU program (fall and spring semester, plus externship hours) is approximately $20,500.

Any student enrolled in at least nine graduate-level credit hours is defined as a full-time student.

Tuition for distance-learning students who are enrolled in on-campus courses is $569 per credit hour. Please note that applicable university fees will be charged per semester.

Financial aid

Students may apply for financial aid at the same time they apply to the Center for Sport Leadership, but financial aid will not be awarded until a student is accepted into the program.

Tuition for the CSL is not based on residency. For part-time students to be eligible for financial aid, they must be accepted into the program and enrolled in at least five credits.

Accepted CSL students may apply for financial aid online through VCU Financial Aid.

Scholarships for future leaders in sport leadership

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"As a first-generation college graduate, I never thought that pursuing my master’s degree would be a feasible option for me. Getting this scholarship empowered me to push myself to achieve more than I ever thought I could. It opened the door for me to continue to grow and exceed my own expectations."

-Alexa Covarrubias, Class of 2019

Annually, the Center for Sport Leadership provides numerous scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. These scholarships are available to all qualified students who possess outstanding potential in the sport industry.

Scholarship awards for incoming students will be based on financial need, professional experience, past accomplishments, future potential, graduate assistantships, grades, professionalism, etc. These scholarships will be awarded by the Alumni Board and staff of the Center for Sport Leadership.

Application process: In one page or less, please explain in a professional and compelling argument the reason(s) the Center for Sport Leadership should provide you with scholarship funding.

For consideration, please send the scholarship application with your name, email address and phone number, to Beatriz Ferreira, academic coordinator, at

Deadline for applications is June 30.

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