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Virginia State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,092 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,712 tuition
$10,008 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$3,072 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$28,500 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,590 tuition
$10,008 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$3,602 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,194 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
67% get federal aid ($4,737 avg)
43% get state aid ($3,514 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($1,194 avg)
92% get loans ($7,284 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.82% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.35% 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 $5,884 92%
Federal Grant Aid $4,737 67%
Pell Grants $4,545 67%
Other Federal Grants $1,781 7%
Institution Grant Aid $1,194 62%
State Grant Aid $3,514 43%
Student Loans $7,284 92%
Federal Loans $7,188 90%
Other Loans $10,004 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y N Y N
$1,500 Y N Y N
$7,000 Y N N N
$3,500 Y N N N
- N
$500 - $1,000 N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 31
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Virginia State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $346
Out of State $750


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jasmine from Randallstown, MD
  • Sep-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Students that come to Virginia State will love the campus unity and the curriculum. Virginia State University is preparing its students for great careers after graduation. My education is an investment. I am glad to be a part of the Virginia State legacy.

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  • 3
  • Brooks from Richmond, VA
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The school store has special deals on items for students and visitors alike. Around the school there are places that accept Trojan dollars (Money students usually use in the school store) as a way of payment.

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