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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
  • Justice from Bumpass, VA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Virginia Tech is a widely recognized college that has a solid research background. The college caters to engineering and Agriculture since it is a land grant university. Because the college is a Land Grant School, it is one of the best place in Virginia and nationwide to go for an agriculture degree (I am majoring in Landscape Contracting- a branch of Horticulture. And I do have possible job opportunities already as a freshman.)

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  • Bret from Chesapeake, VA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a past student here

    Pretty cheap school for how nationally recognized it is. I had to take some loans out to go here but after 2 years there i owe about 8k which isnt terrible for two years of school. If i finished up at tech i probably would have ended up around 25k in debt which is about the average I believe for students coming out of college. It is pretty affordable for how great some of the services are.

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