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Tuition & Fees

Your degree is a valuable investment. Virginia International University offers quality education at an affordable rate and provides eligible students with access to DiscountsScholarship Programs and Federal Financial Aid. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please refer to a relevant issue of the Academic Catalog for information on tuition and fees for the previous years.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


 Online and On-campus Degree and Certificate Programs

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

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.

Other Programs

For information on other programs’ tuition and fees, please visit related pages:



Virginia International University offers 30% tuition discount for graduate programs and 7% tuition discount for undergraduate programs each semester to eligible residents of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC, fully online students, VIU Alumni, diplomats and their dependents staying in the U.S. on A or G visas. Other discounts are offered to eligible students who transfer in from another college or university in the United States to complete their program at VIU and immediate family members who study at VIU concurrently.

Learn more about VIU Tuition Discounts.


All fees are non-refundable and due at the time of application or enrollment.

Fee Amount
Application Fee*
International (On-campus) $100.00
Domestic, Online, Alumni $20.00
Student Services Fee 
On-Campus Spring and Fall Semesters $75.00
On-Campus Summer I and II Semesters $50.00
Online $30.00

*Application fee is valid for one year.

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.


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