Virginia Commonwealth University tuition and fees are determined by the student’s residency status, classification level, number of credit hours and course of study. For a detailed estimate, use the tuition and fees calculator.
The student’s residency classification determines whether tuition is billed at the in-state or out-of-state rate. Eligibility for in-state tuition is governed by the Code of Virginia. Residency is determined at the time of admission to VCU. To request a review of the initial residency determination, contact the Office of Records and Registration.
In-state students who exceed 125 percent of the credit hours needed to complete their program will be assessed a tuition surcharge.
Undergraduate students: Undergraduate students registered in 12 or more credits are considered full time. Students who enrolled in or after the fall 2013 semester are classified as non-block, and students who enrolled prior to the fall 2013 semester and did not reapply for admission are classified as block.
Graduate students: Graduate students enrolled in 9 to 15 credits during any semester are classified as full time. Tuition and fees are charged at a flat rate. Graduate students enrolled in more than 15 credits during any semester will be charged an overload tuition fee.
Part-time students: Undergraduate and graduate students registered for less than a full-time course load are charged a per-credit-hour rate based on their classification/program.
Nondegree-seeking students: Nondegree-seeking students who enroll in one or more graduate courses are charged graduate tuition rates. Nondegree-seeking students who hold a bachelor’s degree but enroll in all undergraduate courses are charged undergraduate tuition and fees. If nondegree-seeking students make changes to their course enrollment, their classification and charges may change in accordance with these guidelines.
Continuing and professional education: Courses offered through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education are assessed tuition and fee charges in addition to the standard tuition and fee rates.
Students are required to pay the following fees each semester. Rates vary based on student classification and enrollment. See the tuition and fees calculator for a detailed estimate.
In addition to mandatory fees, students may be assessed program and course fees.
VCU reserves the right to revise or alter all tuition and fees costs, regulations and collection procedures at any time.