Tuition and fees
Students pay tuition and fees to attend the university. These costs typically make up over two-thirds of the instructional budget. The formal name of this instructional budget is the Educational and General (E&G) Programs Budget.
Tuition and fees help cover the costs of many aspects of life at Virginia Commonwealth University that directly affect the success of students: paying professors, providing student support services, maintaining buildings, ensuring safety and security, and much more.
Tuition for academic year 2023-24
The tuition rate represents a 3% increase for both in-state and out-of-state undergraduates. Tuition amount is based on per-credit charges for 15 credits for both fall and spring semesters.
- In-state undergraduate tuition: $12,850
- Out-of-state undergraduate tuition: $34,744
Graduate and first-professional tuition
The tuition rates for master's, doctoral and first-professional programs are outlined in the 2023-24 tuition and fees document.