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Your degree is a valuable investment. Virginia International University offers quality education at an affordable rate and provides students with access to scholarship programs and Federal Financial Aid. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Tuition is based on 3 credits for 1 course

  • Undergraduate Degrees are 120 credits
  • Undergraduate Certificates are 24 credits
  • Graduate Degrees are 36 credits; 39 credits for M.Ed.
  • Graduate Certificates are 18 credits

Full-time course load varies per program.

VIU offers in-state tuition for eligible residents of Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) or District of Columbia (DC). For additional information regarding qualification, please click here.


Level/Program Per Credit Per Course
Graduate $508.00 $1,524.00
Undergraduate $392.00 $1,176.00


Out-of-state and international tuition represent all campus-based programs.


Level/Program Per Credit Per Course
Graduate $726.00 $2,178.00
TESOL $695.00 $2,085.00
Undergraduate $422.00 $1,266.00

Online tuition applies only to students taking their coursework fully online. On-campus students who take one or more online courses will be charged as registered in-state or out-of-state/international students.


Level/Program Per Credit Per Course
Graduate $508.00 $1,524.00
Undergraduate $392.00 $1,176.00

For information on non-degree programs’ tuition and fees, please visit related pages:

Standard Fees

All fees are non-refundable and due at the time of application or enrollment. Other fees may include service and late fees. Please review the Academic Catalog for details and specific amounts. For cancellation and refund policy, please visit our Policies page.

Fee Amount
Application Fee*
International $100.00
In-state, out-of-state, & online $20.00
Student Services Fee 
Spring and Fall Semesters $75.00
Summer Semesters
$50.00
Online $30.00

*Application fee is valid for one year.

Living & Other Expenses

Funds for personal expenses (e.g., room and board) are not included in VIU’s tuition.
Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your cost of attendance.

Expense Type Description Amount
Living The approximate cost for an individual student living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. $12,000.00 per academic year
(9 months).
Textbooks E-books are included (upon availability) in degree program tuition.
All students must obtain the necessary books before the course add/drop period ends.
Degree program students may spend an average of $100.00 per class for which textbooks are not provided.