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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$35,664
In State Costs for University of Virginia Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,840
Books and Supplies$1,356
Other Fees$3,120
Room and Board $12,350
Other Expenses Budget$2,998
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$68,865
Out of State Costs for University of Virginia Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$49,041
Books and Supplies$1,356
Other Fees$3,120
Room and Board $12,350
Other Expenses Budget$2,998

Residents of Virginia pay an annual total price of $35,664 to attend University of Virginia Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $15,840 for tuition, $12,350 room and board, $1,356 for books and supplies and $3,120 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $68,865 which is 93.1% higher than Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $49,041 while room and board is $12,350, books and supplies are $1,356 and other fees come in at $3,120.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Virginia Main Campus when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$19,043
Net Price by Income University of Virginia Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,476
$30,001 to $48,000$10,063
$48,001 to $75,000$16,019
$75,001 to $110,000$22,021
$110,000+$31,495

The average reported annual net price for University of Virginia Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,043 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

46% of full-time undergrad University of Virginia Main Campus received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $22,796 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 27% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,835 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,058.

Finanical Aid University of Virginia Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $22,796 46%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $20,863 36%
Pell Grants $4,773 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,295 13%
State and Local Grants $14,044 4%
Federal Student Loans $4,835 27%
Other Student Loans $11,058 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Virginia Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $46,360. The loan balance of $46,360 is a four year multiple of the $11,590 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 $442 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $46,360
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $442.33
Total Interest Paid $6,719.06
Sum of All Loan Payments $53,079.06

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$142,656
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $35,664 $68,865
2 $37,495 $72,401
3 $39,421 $76,119
4 $41,445 $80,027

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Virginia Main Campus to be $142,656 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.1% 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 University of Virginia Main Campus
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $510 $1,530 $2,040
Out of State Residents $1,627 $4,881 $6,508

Estimated cost for a class at University of Virginia Main Campus 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 University of Virginia Main Campus versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Virginia Main Campus Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234076 IPEDS survey data for University of Virginia Main Campus.