Radford University
Radford, VA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,743
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,658
$30k - $48k
$12,989
$48k - $75k
$16,694
$75k - $110k
$20,770
$110k+
$21,479
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,210
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,292
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,778
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@radford.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,195
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,891
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,830
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$7,214
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,891
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,016,917
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,183,256

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,579
Students receiving federal loans
66%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,489
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,017
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
I know a lot of people that came to Radford either because the price was cheaper than most other schools or because they got good scholarships. Radford is not an expensive school to begin with, and they offer a lot of help for their students. Many new students receive scholarships their first year, and beyond that everyone is eligible to apply for foundation scholarships. They also provide lots of opportunities for work on campus to help pay for things like personal expenses. Putting your money towards the education is obviously worth it, but there are so many other great aspects as well. For example, we have great dorm buildings (no hall bathrooms and AC available) and an awesome meal plan that gives you a ton of variety (Starbucks and Chik-Fil-A included!) It's totally worth the money.
Sarah from Roanoke, VA
There are all sorts of clubs and activities on campus all the time. It is so much fun to be here during the year. You also really get an amazing education with the professors here.
Alexis from Virginia Beach, VA
The cheapest option for a university in Virginia, if you are trying to save as much money as possible, Radford is the most economic way to do it outside of community college.
Adam from Alexandria, VA
There are so many perks to this school. With the flex meal plan all of the dining areas are half off. I usually get an entire meal from Wendy's for about $1.50! With all the activities going on on campus, there is always something to do. There are learning centers and tutors available around the clock to help with school work. Everything you need is right there waiting for you.
Alitalia from Alexandria, VA
Depending on the program, RU's tuition, boarding, and meal plans are all student-specific and provide many options so students are able to pay for all the bills that head their way during their time at Radford. All the options are superb for students that need financial need, RU is willing to work with students in order for them to pay for their bills while in school.
Taylor from Blacksburg, VA
The best part about Radford University has to be how friendly everyone is. Making new friends and finding people to help you in your classes is very easy. The friends you make here will last a life time. The campus is also close to a lot of food places and it's only about 10 minutes by car to Wal-Mart. You only have to walk 20 minutes to make your way down to the New River, which is really great for swimming, and for hanging out with your friends on the weekends. The dorms give you your own personal space, and give students the opportunity to meet a lot of people.
Shanyn from Glen Allen, VA
Radford creates a warm environment where students can come and feel comfortable. Students are able to meet that group of friends who share the same interest as them, but do not necessarily have the same background. It opens up many doors of opportunities for students with the interacting and small class room settings. Professors are able to learn their students names, so the class could seem more intimate.
Kaleice from Radford, VA

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