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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

$21,936,373
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
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
http://www.enrollment.vcu.edu/finaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $332
Out of State $891

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 5
  • John from Woodbridge, VA
  • Dec-15-2014 I am a current student here

    You can google Richmond Deals to find things like $2 burger/$1 taco nights!!! Lots of cheep eats in the city.

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