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Undergraduate Admissions

Ah, the million-dollar question: How much will it cost you to attend VCU? Find out here.

Tuition and financial aid

Figuring out how to pay for college (también en español) can be a daunting task, but it’s necessary to consider all of your options when applying for financial aid. Take a moment to learn more about your options, including applying for student loans, grants and scholarship funds. Also be sure to look at the breakdown of student tuition and fees, as well as the university’s billing process.

Undergraduate tuition 2017-18 Monroe Park Campus*
Category Virginia resident Non-Virginia resident
Tuition and fees ¹ $13,684 $33,716
Room ² $6,199 $6,199
Board ³ $3,988 $3,988
Total: $23,871.00 $43,903.00

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.
² Double occupancy, Rhoads Hall.
³ Assumes 200 swipe plan with $300 per semester in “Dining Dollars”.

For more information about university costs, visit the myTuition website or contact VCU Student Accounting.


Bills for the fall 2017 semester will be available online Aug. 1 to students who have registered for fall classes. Students with current charges of $100 or greater are eligible to participate in the university’s Installment Payment Plan, offered during the fall and spring semesters. The Installment Payment Plan distributes the cost of tuition, fees, room and board for the semester into four equal installments. The application fee for using the plan is $25 per semester, paid with the first installment. The first installment for the fall semester is due before classes begin, with the remaining three installments due in October, November and December. Information about how to sign up for the payment plan is available on the Student Accounting website. For more information, visit VCU Student Accounting.


VCU offers opportunities for financial assistance through financial aid as well as scholarships. Eligibility for financial aid varies depending on a student’s academic and financial circumstances, while scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit in the areas of academic achievement, artistic talent (when applicable), leadership and community service.

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