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Virginia Commonwealth University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,549 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,860 tuition
$10,004 on campus room & board
$2,659 books
$2,026 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,576 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,275 tuition
$10,004 on campus room & board
$2,659 books
$2,638 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,887 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($4,197 avg)
50% get state aid ($4,850 avg)
48% get institn'l aid ($3,887 avg)
69% get loans ($6,567 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.9% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.84% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,793 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,197 38%
Pell Grants $4,162 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,836 16%
Institution Grant Aid $3,887 48%
State Grant Aid $4,850 50%
Student Loans $6,567 69%
Federal Loans $5,621 69%
Other Loans $11,422 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Virginia Commonwealth University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
PO Box 842526
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
(804) 828-0100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $332
Out of State $891


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kayla from Mineral, VA
  • Oct-17-2014 I am a current student here

    For the valuable resources and opportunities it offers, it is an incredible bang for the buck. Per year, VCU is cheaper than some competitor public Universities in Virginia.

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  • 3
  • Julian from Midlothian, VA
  • Oct-09-2014 I am a current student here

    At ~$22,000 dollars per year, it's a real stretch, but personally, the city life is designed for me, and as an engineer, it's certainly not a bad decision to go here. There may be better opportunities educationally for engineers, but all the while, I can't complain about the education I'm receiving. Personally, I'd recommend it.

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  • 5
  • Brianna from Hampton, VA
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Whenever you have money in your pocket, take the time to explore and venture into the restaurants in Richmond.

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  • 4
  • Austin from Chesapeake, VA
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    VCU is relatively affordable, and it gives you a lot of variety and personality for your money. Just make sure you visit first, or you might end up not enjoying your time here.

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