Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, 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.
$19,248
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,519
$30k - $48k
$15,499
$48k - $75k
$17,839
$75k - $110k
$19,837
$110k+
$22,189
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.
$16,495
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.
$16,495
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.
$6,766
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@svu.edu

Aid & Grants

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.
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,929
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.
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,360
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,599
Students receiving state aid
18%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,145
Students receiving federal aid
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,360
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,454
$30k - $48k
$10,474
$48k - $75k
$8,134
$75k - $110k
$6,136
$110k+
$3,784

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.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,353
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$8,946
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,623
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.
$8,500
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$231

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
As a private liberal arts institution on the east coast, SVU's tuition is superb. It is not cheap by any means, but it is a lot cheaper than other schools of the same caliber. All of the things that I learned were well worth the cost of attending this school.
Kaia from Herriman, UT
Southern Virginia University is a private school and is worth the tuition. The school has great professors who will teach you what you need to know and you couldn't feel safer or be safer in the town. The campus isn't the newest thing on the block, but there are a few new buildings, such as the female dorms and cafe, and new facilities are being planned for around campus.
Laura from Pasco, WA
Southern Virginia is a Liberal Arts school which is a total different approach to college. I absolutely love it. There is more class room discussion, more papers, and critical analyze. It's more expensive then State colleges, but it's totally worth it. Not to mention Southern Virginia is generous with scholarships.
Whitney from North Logan, UT
The education and small class sizes are worth the amount of money; however, the school is still growing and learning in noneducational matters.
DIAMOND from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Southern Virginia University is, indeed, a private school. That means that the school is a little bit more expensive than public, in-state schools. However, the school does all it can to make it affordable. The pay is totally worth it, too. I've talked to students and friends at other schools and let me just tell you, the more I hear about other schools, the more happy I feel that I chose this school! Every penny you spend is well worth it because the classes are amazing, the professors and extremely talented, and the atmosphere is unforgettable.
Haley from Richmond, KY
Because it is a private, small college, it is expensive to go to, but completely worth it. Most classes have less than 20 students, which means that the professors get to know their students very well. There are also no T.A.s. Every class is taught by a qualified professor. Which is what I feel is the most important. I came here to learn from the best, and that is what I'm given.
Mikelle from Las Vegas, NV

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