Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, 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.
$20,343
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,895
$30k - $48k
$14,143
$48k - $75k
$18,078
$75k - $110k
$22,235
$110k+
$24,809
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.
$13,620
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.
$31,908
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.
$8,934
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
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.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,261
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.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,728
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,416
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,557
Students receiving federal aid
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,728
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.
$38,490,877
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$47,190,490

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.
40%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,517
Students receiving federal loans
39%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,593
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,064
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.
$21,110
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

4.35 Average Rating
It may seem that a great school like Virginia Tech would have a huge pricetag, but that's simply not true when compared to other state colleges. Virginia Tech was my first choice when I was college hunting, but I expected that I would not be able to pay for it. To my surprise, other schools such as the University of Virginia and others were several thousand dollars more expensive. So not only does Virginia Tech provide an excellent education, but it does so at a fantastic value! It's really quite a deal.
Benjamin from Jeffersonton, VA
Virginia Tech aims at providing quality education at an affordable rate, and they accomplish this task excellently.
Michael from Kapolei, HI
Although it is a bit costly for me because I am out of state. I have learned so much. It is totally worth it, and I will work as hard as I can to continue my academic career here in Blacksbur, Virginia.
Saul from San Antonio, TX
I attend Virginia Tech out of state and incomparison to my In-State choices, Tech is not that much more expensive. Living on campus Tech is about $30,000 where for in NJ In-State on campus is about $24,000, so for an extra $6,000 a year I might as well go to a school I love. Not that $30,000 a year is cheap, but when you consider the numerous $50,000 schools you learn to appreciate the difference. In-State for Virginia Tech is basically a steal, it's about half of the Out-of-State tuition. For all the resources that are made available to us you definitely get your money's worth. The campus is kept in pristine condition, all of your labs have the most advanced technology available. Convenient and clean buses run just about anywhere you could consider going. The lecture halls are spacious and comfortable, sometimes too comfortable for those 8am's... There are numerous clubs available and if something does cost extra money there is almost always some discount for a being a student. Basically I love Virginia Tech and it's made even more appealing for its relatively inexpensive tuition.
Kayley from Mullica Hill, NJ
Don't get me wrong, tuition is pretty ridiculous, but other colleges' aren't much better. Plus, the spirit at Tech surpasses the spirit at all of the other colleges I've been to. Maybe I'm just saying this because I'm not paying the tuition, but to me, you can't put a price on quality education.
Felicia from Newport News, VA
Definitely worth the money...
Marecka from Spring Grove, VA
You get a great education, a great location, a wonderful local community, and an amazing campus community. There is a large town less than ten minutes away and a city roughly forty five minutes away. There is both country side and mountains to explore, amazing campus and local cuisine, and a beautiful place to learn.
Delaney
Since it is a state school, Virginia Tech is moderately affordable. It is also a really large school which is great for networking companies. I have even been told that there are a lot of companies that will only higher VT grads. Consider the money an investment in your future, Virginia Tech can help you get a job!
Audra
College is expensive, but if you're in state, then it is DEFINITELY worth it to come to Virginia Tech. They offer so many majors, the best food in the country and great residence halls. You definitely get what you pay for.
Morgan from Midlothian, VA
The excellent quality of academic programs and housing as well as food services are worth every penny I pay to attend this extraordinary school.
Shannon Nguyen from Fredericksburg, VA