Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2018-2019 academic year. Tuition is based on 3 credits for 1 course.

  • Undergraduate Degrees are 120 credits
  • Graduate Degrees are 36 credits
  • Graduate Certificates are 18 credits

Full-time course load varies per program.

Level/Program Per Credit Per Course
Graduate $726 $2,178
Undergraduate $422 $1,266

 

Standard Fees

 

 

 

Fees Amount
Application Fee* $50
Student Service Fee (Summer I and II Semesters) $50
Student Service Fee (Spring and Fall Semesters) $75

*Application fee is valid for one year.

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

Level/Program Per Credit Per Course
Graduate $726 $2,178
Undergraduate $422 $1,266

 

Standard Fees

 

 

Fees Amount
Application Fee* $50
Student Services Fee (Summer I and II Semesters) $50
Student Services Fee (Spring and Fall Semesters) $75

*Application fee is valid for one year.

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

Our ESL tuition is affordable and includes class textbooks and learning materials. Tuition payment is generally due prior to the 1st day of classes.

Tuition Per Hour Full-Time Per Term* Part-Time Per Term**
Domestic and International $9/hour $1,260 $630

*Full-Time amount is based on full-time course load (20 hours of study per week).
**Part-Time amount is based on 10 hours of study per week.

Standard Fees

 

Fees Amount
Application Fee* $50
English Placement Test Fee (per test)
On-campus Placement Test Fee $30
Online Placement Test Fee $55
ESL Student Service Fee
On-campus $50

*Application fee is valid for one year.

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

Program Tuition CEUs
TOEFL Preparation & Strategy Classes $300 (per session; 35 hours) 3.5
Evening and Daytime Classes $240 (per session; 30 hours) 3.0
Special Weekend Courses $120 (per session; 15 hours) 1.5
Saturday Museum Classes $40 (per one museum visit) 0.5

Students can pay tuition and fees through the Student Application Portal after completing the online registration. Class payment and registration must be completed at least one business day before the first day of classes. For example, class registration and payment must be completed by 11:59 pm Thursday before the Saturday class. Late registrations or payments are not accepted. Each class is offered upon reaching the required number of student enrollment.

Standard Fees

 

Fees Amount
Application Fee $20

All fees are non-refundable and apply to new students only. If you are a returning student who completed a non-intensive ESL program at VIU within the last 12 months, you do not have to pay the $20 application fee again. Textbook expenses are not included in tuition. Students may spend an average of $30 per course based on buying a used or new copy from Amazon. Other fees may include service and late fees. Please review the Academic Catalog for details and specific amounts.

Living and 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.

 

Expenses Description Estimated Amount
Living The approximate cost for an individual student living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. $12,550 per academic year (9 months)
Textbook Textbook expenses are not included in the cost of tuition. Students must obtain their textbooks before the course add/drop period. Students can check rates and rent or buy their textbooks via VIU’s Virtual Bookstore at https://viu.ecampus.com