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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Radford University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$3,620
Room and Board $10,330
Other Expenses Budget$3,050
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Radford University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$3,620
Room and Board $10,330
Other Expenses Budget$3,050

In-state tuition at Radford University for undergraduate students residing in Virginia is $7,922. Room and board charges total $10,330 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,260 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,620 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,050 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Radford University full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,182.

Undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $19,557 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,330 for room and board, $1,260 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,620. Students are advised to budget $3,050 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $37,817. This figure is 44.4% higher than what Virginia residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Radford University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Radford University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,420
$30,001 to $48,000$13,026
$48,001 to $75,000$16,716
$75,001 to $110,000$20,541

The average reported annual net price for Radford University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,747 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad Radford University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,938 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 72% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,599 and 13% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,426.

Finanical Aid Radford University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,938 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,513 57%
Pell Grants $4,970 43%
Other Federal Grants $821 81%
State and Local Grants $6,369 31%
Federal Student Loans $5,599 72%
Other Student Loans $12,426 13%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Radford University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $43,252. The loan balance of $43,252 is a four year multiple of the $10,813 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $459 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $43,252
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $458.54
Total Interest Paid $11,773.18
Sum of All Loan Payments $55,025.18

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $26,182 $37,817
2 $26,879 $38,824
3 $27,595 $39,858
4 $28,330 $40,920

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Radford University to be $104,728 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Radford University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $329 $987 $1,316
Out of State Residents $814 $2,442 $3,256

Estimated cost for a class at Radford University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Radford University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Radford University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233277 IPEDS survey data for Radford University.