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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,745 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,617 tuition
$8,170 on campus room & board
$1,120 books and supplies
$1,838 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$36,501 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,769 tuition
$8,170 on campus room & board
$1,120 books and supplies
$2,442 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,924 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($4,413 avg)
24% get state aid ($3,477 avg)
37% get institn'l aid ($4,924 avg)
42% get loans ($7,754 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.64% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.43% 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 $7,229 46%
Federal Grant Aid $4,413 15%
Pell Grants $4,162 15%
Other Federal Grants $466 8%
Institution Grant Aid $4,924 37%
State Grant Aid $3,477 24%
Student Loans $7,754 42%
Federal Loans $5,945 40%
Other Loans $12,073 7%

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 Polytechnic Institute and State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
201 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
(540) 231-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $401
Out of State $1,032


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • rose from nc
  • Jun-20-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    for an out of state student, it's pretty costly. the academics and job opportunities may prove to be worth it, though.

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  • 4
  • molly from centreville, md
  • Jun-17-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    tech is expensive, especially for out-of-state but trust me, it's worth it. you get great education along with amazing food, the mountain views, gyms, and the sports team hype

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  • 5
  • Kathryn from Springfield, VA
  • Jan-11-2016 I am a current student here

    Go hiking. Go sky diving. Go rafting. Get outside and do something! Blacksburg is a small town, yes, but there are so many opportunities for learning, fun, and excitement in the surrounding areas! There are concerts and craft fairs, and lots of small businesses in the Town of Blacksburg you can check out!

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  • 3
  • Elise from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    Not the least expensive Virginia University, but a good deal. The school's website has all the details on hiring and it seems that Hokies do pretty okay after school. Blacksburg is a little expensive to rent in.

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