VCU Bulletins

Graduate School

Tuition and fee schedule

Tuition and fees are categorized and described on the Student Accounting website at www.enrollment.vcu.edu/accounting/tuition_fees.html. Questions regarding tuition and fees may be directed to the Student Accounting Department at (804) 828-2228, or by emailing stuacctg@vcu.edu. The university reserves the right to revise or alter all fees, regulations pertaining to student fees and fee collection procedures at any time.

University fee

This fee is used by the university to support student facilities, campus development, intercollegiate athletics and other programs. Full-time students pay a flat-rate university fee each semester. Part-time students pay this fee on a per-credit basis.

Student activity fee

This fee is used to support social, cultural and other student activities on the Monroe Park Campus. These activities include concerts, plays, student organizations and publications. Full-time students on the Monroe Park Campus pay a flat-rate student activity fee, while part-time students on the same campus pay this fee on a per-credit basis. Students on the MCV Campus are not charged this fee.

Student Government Association fee

This fee is used to support social, cultural and other student activities on the MCV Campus. The fee is charged to all full-time and part-time MCV Campus students. Monroe Park Campus students are not charged this fee.

Student health fee

All full-time students on both campuses must pay the student health fee. Part-time students may participate in the University Student Health Services on an elective basis by paying the student health fee. The University Student Health Services offers unlimited office visits for acute and chronic ailments, after-hours phone advice for an urgent medical problem and most laboratory tests associated with acute illnesses ordered by the USHS staff, among other services. The fee does not cover accidental injury, emergency room visits or hospitalization. More specific information as to what is covered and not covered by the fee is available on the USHS website.

Technology fee

The technology fee is charged to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all programs. Full-time students pay a flat rate. Part-time students pay a per-credit-hour rate. The fee is used to provide for students’ technological needs and to support university-wide technological initiatives.

Off-campus fees

The university fee, the student activity fee, the student government association fee (except School of Social Work) and the student health fee are not charged to students taking off-campus classes.

Capital outlay fee

This fee is charged to all full-time and part-time non-resident, on-campus students. The fee is mandated by the General Assembly to reimburse the State for debt service costs attributable to non-resident students related to the financing of buildings and equipment.

Online course fee

The online course fee is charged for undergraduate and graduate online courses. The fee covers operational and personnel support to develop and maintain online courses.

Special fee charges

Because of specialized programs, various schools and departments may charge each student additional fees to cover special materials, equipment breakage and other costs. For specific information about special fees, refer to the Student Accounting Department Web site or to the specific school or department section in this bulletin.

 

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