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Virginia Commonwealth University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,138 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,877 tuition
$10,430 on campus room & board
$2,706 books and supplies
$2,125 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$42,609 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,736 tuition
$10,430 on campus room & board
$2,706 books and supplies
$2,737 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,872 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($4,359 avg)
53% get state aid ($5,739 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($4,872 avg)
57% get loans ($7,218 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.1% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 10.7% 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 $10,358 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,359 29%
Pell Grants $4,211 29%
Other Federal Grants $1,866 2%
Institution Grant Aid $4,872 43%
State Grant Aid $5,739 53%
Student Loans $7,218 57%
Federal Loans $5,647 56%
Other Loans $12,265 8%

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 $345
Out of State $927


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • 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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  • 3
  • Alena, VCU
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    VCU is getting more and more pricy. Yes they are doing a lot of renovations, but many people often feel that they have to pay for the smallest things. Also, if you are driving, definitely get a pass in one of the parking garages, parking tickets and towing are crazy! Almost everyone who has a car and parks on the streets has gotten at least one or even two tickets. And as college students, that is the last thing you need to be paying off. So pretty alright for in state students, but out of state students definitely are paying a lot for what they get.

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  • 4
  • Kyle from North Chesterfield, VA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I will also have to mention the James River again in this section because I don't like to spend money. Great people can be found on the river year round and you can spend an entire day exploring without having to spend a dollar.

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