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Southern Virginia University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,900 tuition
$7,500 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$23,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,900 tuition
$7,500 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*Cost of On-Campus Housing decreases as one progresses in status of Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior.

Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like Southern Virginia University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$2,752 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,202 avg)
17% get state aid ($2,997 avg)
96% get institn'l aid ($2,752 avg)
60% get loans ($10,166 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,810 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,202 37%
Pell Grants $4,038 37%
Other Federal Grants $906 7%
Institution Grant Aid $2,752 96%
State Grant Aid $2,997 17%
Student Loans $10,166 60%
Federal Loans $8,928 59%
Other Loans $13,156 6%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 R R
$500 R R
$14,000 R R
$500 - $1,000 R R
- R R
- R
$500 - $1,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Southern Virginia University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
(540) 261-8400
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $665
Out of State $665


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Alexandria from Bakersfield, CA
  • Feb-20-2017 I am a current student here

    The biggest bang for the buck is as soon as possible, getting off campus housing or a house with a kitchen and making huge meals that you can freeze for the week. Education wise, you are getting a great deal for tuition as most of the professors have doctorates and retired from high ranking colleges.

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  • 5
  • Marissa from Sekiu, WA
  • Dec-22-2015 I am a current student here

    it is expensive for undergraduate degree, but lots of students graduate in less than four years. Professors really care and know their student's names. well worth the personalized education.

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  • 4
  • Maggie Lou from Tualatin, OR
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Little more on the expensive side, but they give scholarships and look for other sites to direct you to more scholarships. The education and life experience you gain at SVU is worth it. Look for the scholarships and everything thing else will seem easier. The campus is expanding and they are working on lots of upgrading. If you enjoy being apart of a Knighthood and family it is worth the money. You get to be apart of a growing university.

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  • 5
  • Ewa from CA
  • Dec-08-2014 I am a current student here

    It is so worth it to come here not only for a liberal arts education but also for the time of your life. College is fun in general but being able to spend it with best friends that you meet during freshman orientation is the way to do it. I would not pay to go to any other school because no other school is like ours. Going to SVU also gives real world results that will make you so glad that you came here.

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  • 4
  • Hannah from Belews Creek, NC
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition just went down this year! I feel like I am getting the best bang for my buck with the on campus housing, the food, having our major books included in tuition and being able to pay almost half of what I paid my first year! For the difficulty of the classes, the dorms and the books this school is definitely the best!

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