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DISCOUNT POLICY

If a student qualifies for more than one discount, only one discount will be applied (whichever is greater). A discount will be applied to the student’s tuition only. If a student is awarded a scholarship for the same term, the discount will be applied to the tuition first, then the awarded scholarship amount will be deducted (up to the total tuition charge only).
Discounts are subject to approval.

Virginia International University offers tuition discounts per semester for eligible residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) or the District of Columbia (DC) who are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at VIU on-campus or online on a part time or full time basis:

  • Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 30%
  • Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 7%

To be considered for the DC Metropolitan Residency Discount, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Enroll in a graduate or undergraduate program at VIU on-campus or online on a part time or full time basis.
  2. Filed income tax documents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland or the District of Columbia for the tax year prior to the Academic Year.
    Example: submit 2017 State Income Tax form if applying to a semester within 2018-2019 Academic Year.
  3. Provide proof of U.S. citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency (Green Card), or a nonimmigrant visa that is considered a United States residency for tax purposes: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/determining-alien-tax-status
    International students are not considered the United States residents for tax purposes.

In order to obtain the Residency Discount, a student must submit the following documents for every Academic Year through the Student Portal upon enrollment:

  1. Valid Driver’s License or State ID issued in the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) or the District of Columbia (DC).
  2. Proof of valid U.S. citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency (Green Card), or a nonimmigrant visa that is considered a United States residency for tax purposes.
  3. 2017 Virginia, Maryland or District of Columbia state income tax form (including exemption if applicable) for the 2018-2019 Academic Year with the student’s name listed on the form as a single filer, joint filer, or dependent.

Applications submitted after Add/Drop Period will only be considered for the next semester.

Virginia International University offers tuition discounts per semester for eligible students enrolled in a fully online graduate or undergraduate program at VIU on a part time or full time basis:

  • Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 30%
  • Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 7%

VIU’s Online Program Discount applies automatically to students who enroll in a fully-online degree or certificate program at VIU. To do so, a student must apply as an Online Student through the Application Portal during the admission process. Students who elect to take one or more classes in their program on-campus will not be eligible for the Online Program Discount.

Virginia International University offers tuition discounts per semester for eligible VIU Alumni who are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at VIU on-campus or an online on a part time or full time basis:

  • Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 30%
  • Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 7%

An eligible VIU Alumni is a student who graduated from VIU’s certificate or degree program. Students who graduate from a non-credit program, such as ESL, Test Preparation, etc. will not be considered eligible for the VIU Alumni Discount.

In order to obtain the VIU Alumni Discount, a student must apply as an Alumni through the Application Portal during the admission process.

Virginia International University offers tuition discounts per semester for eligible Foreign Diplomats, Government Officials, Embassy Employees and their dependents staying in the U.S. on A or G visas who are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at VIU on-campus or an online on a part time or full time basis:

  • Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 30%
  • Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs – 7%

 In order to obtain the Diplomat Discount, a student must submit proof of a valid A or G visa holder status through the Application Portal during the admission process.

Virginia International University offers a 5% tuition discount per semester for immediate family members studying concurrently and on a full-time basis at VIU. The discount is applied to the tuition charge(s) of both students. This discount will also apply to the tuition fees charged for additional enrolled courses in the same semester.

To be considered for the Student Family Discount, both students must be enrolled concurrently on a full-time basis into one of VIU’s undergraduate, graduate, or ESL on-campus programs. Students who take classes online are not eligible for the Student Family Discount. The discount is valid as long as the immediate family members (defined as parents, children, brothers, sisters, and spouses) are enrolled concurrently full-time and paying tuition.

In order to obtain VIU Student Family Discount, students must submit the following documents to the Student Accounts Office before the last day of the add/drop period in each semester:

  1. Application for Family Discount
  2. Proof of the students’ relationship as immediate family members (defined as parents, children, brothers, sisters, and spouses).

Applications submitted after Add/Drop Period will only be considered for the following semester for which the students enroll concurrently and full-time.

Virginia International University offers a $500 tuition discount to all first-time students who are transferring in from another college or university in the United States to complete their undergraduate or graduate program at VIU on campus on a part-time or full-time basis. The discount will be applied to the first semester only (Spring, Summer I, Summer II, or Fall).

Students who have taken classes at VIU before and students who apply to start a new program at VIU are not eligible for this discount.

In order to obtain VIU Transfer-in Discount, a student must apply as a Transfer-in Student through the Application Portal during the admission process.