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.

The Student Financial Management Center (SFMC) serves as a central hub for financial outreach, literacy and management to students and families. Financial counselors provide a personalized experience on matters concerning financial wellness, debt management, budgeting and planning for the future.

To estimate your cost of attendance, use our tuition and fees calculator. To see the payoff of attending VCU, visit our "After VCU" page. Hint: 74 percent of graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within six months.

Undergraduate tuition and fees for 2020-21

CategoryVirginia residentNon-Virginia resident
Tuition and fees ¹$14,710$36,048
Room ²$6,555$6,555
Dining ³$4,480$4,480

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 $1,880, business majors add $498, engineering majors add $2,120 for Virginia resident or add $2,638 for non-Virginia resident.
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