Q: Why can't out-of-state residents taking online courses pay the same rate as in-state students?
A: Tuition is determined by the number of credit hours a student is taking, the student’s residency classification, course of study and classification level. Eligibility for in-state tuition benefits is determined by the Code of Virginia. Refer to the Determination of student classification for in-state tuition purposes in the About VCU section of this bulletin for the complete code. http://bulletin.vcu.edu/graduate/study/graduate-tuition-student-fees/tuition-determination-student-classification/
Q: Do students who are taking all their classes remotely have to pay transportation fees, health insurance fees and technology fees? If students aren't staying on campus, do they still have to pay these fees?
A: Tuition and fees are assessed to all courses regardless of the course modality. Tuition and fees ensure VCU can provide instructional and support services to students as they pursue their education in all types of courses.
Q: Will there be an extra online fee for each online course?
A: Tuition and fees are assessed to all courses regardless of the course modality. The online course fee of $40 per credit hour for a maximum of $120 is typically assessed in addition to tuition and other fees. This fee is being waived for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.