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Virginia Tech Tuition & Cost

Blacksburg, Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Virginia Tech
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$2,424
Room and Board $10,110
Other Expenses Budget$3,250

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Virginia Tech
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$2,424
Room and Board $10,110
Other Expenses Budget$3,250

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Virginia Tech for undergraduate students residing in Virginia is $11,750. Room and board charges total $10,110 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,100 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,424 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,250 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Virginia Tech full time should expect a total annual cost of $28,634.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Virginia Tech is $30,829 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,110 for room and board, $1,100 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,424. Students are advised to budget $3,250 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $47,713. This figure is 66.6% 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.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Virginia Tech for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,247 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Virginia Tech, 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 Virginia Tech
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,934
$30,001 to $48,000$14,003
$48,001 to $75,000$18,372
$75,001 to $110,000$23,999

Financial Aid

65% of full-time undergrad Virginia Tech received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,740 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 40% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,383 and 9% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $19,964.

Finanical Aid Virginia Tech
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,740 65%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,184 50%
Pell Grants $4,740 14%
Other Federal Grants $1,579 40%
State and Local Grants $4,957 12%
Federal Student Loans $5,383 40%
Other Student Loans $19,964 9%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Virginia Tech, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $70,524. The loan balance of $70,524 is a four year multiple of the $17,631 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 $748 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 $70,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $747.67
Total Interest Paid $19,196.61
Sum of All Loan Payments $89,720.61

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $28,634 $47,713
2 $29,145 $48,565
3 $29,666 $49,432
4 $30,195 $50,315

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Virginia Tech to be $114,536 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.8% 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 Virginia Tech
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $490 $1,470 $1,960
Out of State Residents $1,285 $3,855 $5,140

Estimated cost for a class at Virginia Tech 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 Virginia Tech versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Virginia Tech 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=233921 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Tech.