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VSU Tuition & Cost

Petersburg, Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$23,239
In State Costs for Virginia State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,540
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,516
Room and Board $11,208
Other Expenses Budget$1,675
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$33,759
Out of State Costs for Virginia State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$16,060
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,516
Room and Board $11,208
Other Expenses Budget$1,675

Residents of Virginia pay an annual total price of $23,239 to attend Virginia State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,540 for tuition, $11,208 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $3,516 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,759 which is 45.3% higher than Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $16,060 while room and board is $11,208, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $3,516.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$16,247
Net Price by Income Virginia State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,546
$30,001 to $48,000$14,456
$48,001 to $75,000$17,213
$75,001 to $110,000$18,808
$110,000+$20,690

The average reported annual net price for Virginia State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,247 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Virginia State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,876 92%
Pell Grant $4,376 67%
Federal Student Loan $7,563 90%

The average reported annual net price for Virginia State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,247 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Virginia State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $45,604. The loan balance of $45,604 is a four year multiple of the $11,401 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 $473 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $45,604
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $473.27
Total Interest Paid $11,188.44
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,792.44

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$92,956
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $23,239 $33,759
2 $24,250 $35,228
3 $25,306 $36,761
4 $26,407 $38,361

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Virginia State University to be $92,956 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.4% 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 State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $395 $1,185 $1,580
Out of State Residents $876 $2,628 $3,504

Estimated cost for a class at Virginia State 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 Virginia State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Virginia State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234155 IPEDS survey data for Virginia State University.