University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, 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.
$20,547
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,526
$30k - $48k
$9,809
$48k - $75k
$14,335
$75k - $110k
$22,099
$110k+
$29,044
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.
$17,354
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.
$49,530
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.
$11,590
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: faid@virginia.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
100%
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.
12%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,171
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.
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,340
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,416
Students receiving state aid
5%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$10,195
Students receiving federal aid
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,340
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.
$2,972,123
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$21,599,651

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.
28%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,758
Students receiving federal loans
27%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,366
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,178
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.
$16,500
Loan Default Rate
2%
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.
$202

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
Though I did get a couple scholarships coming into college, UVa is definitely worth what you pay, especially for an in-state student. The experience here is so valuable that I couldn't even put a price tag on it... even though there is one!
Emily from Ashburn, VA
UVA is a fantastic deal for in-state students and I will say with confidence that it is the best university in Virginia. It is rather expensive for out-of-state students, like myself, but the opportunities are endless. Our specific schools (Nursing, Commerce, Engineering, etc. are top notch). UVA is well known across the globe and is always high ranked! It is a fantastic school!
Lauren from Charleston, SC
Virginia's academic program has been described as rivaling some private universities' curricula, and you get to experience it at a public school price! The educational, social, and overall experiences at UVA are worth every cent of your tuition, but if it is necessary that you apply for financial aid, be very careful as you fill out your FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) form. Due to a complex home situation this past year, I missed out on financial aid opportunities for the upcoming 2009-10 school year.
Bottom line: UVA is worth its price tag, but it wouldn't hurt to fill out some scholarships either.
Jessica from Chester, VA
Worth every penny! (including loans!)
Diana from Fairfax, VA
The one and only problem I have with UVA is that I feel like as a first year I paid entirely too much for my meal plan. UVA's dining facilities are nice and the food is quite good, but I did not agree with the price of the meal plan (it comes out to about 8 dollars a meal). There wasn't a problem until I visited friends at other schools and realized that they were only paying about 4-5 dollars per meal. Other than that, I think that for the amazing quality of education received, facilities and wonderful programs, UVA is quite the bargain. I definitely agree with what some say about The University: Public tuition for private education.
Kelly from Poquoson, VA
If you live in the state of Virginia, there is quite simply no better bang for your buck - it's a fantastic university for a relatively affordable tuition. For out-of-state students, it can be more difficult to afford, as out-of-state tuition is quite high, but the education will make up for it provided you major in something practical and get a good GPA.
Chris from Germantown, MD
Attending the University of Virginia is well worth the tuition bills. Also, the University is very good about giving students financial aid who need it. Although, Charlottesville is an expensive city in general, so that should be taken into consideration when choosing a college.
Elizabeth from Bethesda, MD
UVA is a great deal for in-state students.
Susanna from Oakton, VA
UVA is a top-ranked school, but it is a public college, so it is not as expensive as many of the top schools. Though I am not part of it, I have friends who say the financial aid program is very helpful.
Anna from Northern VA

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