•  Home
  • Giving



Our ESL tuition is affordable and includes class textbooks and learning materials.

Tuition payment is generally due prior to the 1st day of classes. Please check Accounting Page for the information on payment and refund deadlines. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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

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 the cancellation and refund policy, please visit our Policies Page.

Please visit Admissions Page to learn about qualifications for international and domestic applicants.

Fee Amount
Application Fee*




English Placement Test Fee (per test)

On-campus Placement Test Fee
Online Placement Test Fee



ESL Student Service Fee




*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. Plan for living expenses, which may vary based on individual needs, in advance. The approximate cost for an individual student living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is $12,550.00 per academic year (9 months).