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Virginia Commonwealth University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$27,214 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,846 tuition
$11,280 on campus room & board
$2,804 books and supplies
$2,284 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$46,371 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,378 tuition
$11,280 on campus room & board
$2,804 books and supplies
$2,909 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,164 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
30% get federal aid ($4,370 avg)
50% get state aid ($6,261 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($5,164 avg)
58% get loans ($7,607 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.04% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.09% 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 $10,592 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,370 30%
Pell Grants $4,321 30%
Other Federal Grants $1,451 2%
Institution Grant Aid $5,164 41%
State Grant Aid $6,261 50%
Student Loans $7,607 58%
Federal Loans $5,590 57%
Other Loans $13,210 10%

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
821 W. Franklin Street, Box 842526
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
(804) 828-1222
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $379
Out of State $1,018


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Nicole from Richmond, VA
  • Oct-04-2016 I am a current student here

    Tuition, books, supplies, and housing increase in price literally every year. Parking spots can run you $350 a semester and you aren't even guaranteed a spot. VCU is a money machine in just about every aspect.

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  • bethany from richmond, va
  • Jun-16-2016 I am a current student here

    yes, there are some things that could use improvement, but overall vcu is a very good choice. you'll learn a lot, and there's a ton of amazing research happening here that is going to be instrumental in years to come, and you are more than welcome to participate.

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  • Alexis from Chatham, VA
  • Feb-23-2016 I am a current student here

    VCU is really cost effective, with one of the lowest tuitions for in-state students and all the things that get included in the tuition it makes VCU the perfect choice.

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  • 5
  • Mo
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    The tutition is pretty cheap for a university and they offer courses to help manage your money so you graduate on time.

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  • 4
  • Jasmine from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    For the tuition you pay there are so many learning facilities as well as an amazing Gym! Make the most out of your tuition and use these facilities as much as you can! Also, if you do not eat too often through out the day then I recommend you to get the smallest recommended meal plan for on campus housing because at the end of the semester any swipes or dining dollars that are left over do not carry over and usually people have many left over even with the smallest meal plan.

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