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Cost of Attendance

Virginia Tech is consistently recognized for its quality of education, with nationally ranked programs, excellent graduate career statistics, and its breadth of undergraduate research opportunities. The university was ranked 27th in the 2014 edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

2015–16 Tuition and Fees

Estimated costs for the 2015–16 academic year are listed here to give students a benchmark for planning their attendance at Virginia Tech. These costs are estimates for planning purposes only.

Tuition & Fees
Estimated Room & Board
Estimated Per Year Total

*The exact cost for room and board will vary based on the student’s selection of residence hall and meal plan.

For tuition costs and fees per credit hour or information on available payment plans, please visit the Office of the University Bursar.

Engineering Students

1000-level engineering courses will be charged an additional $30 per credit hour.

International Students

International students who will be entering our university as F-1 visa holders must show evidence of sufficient funds for their first year of study at our university before the required I-20 immigration form can be issued by the university. The I-20 will be needed for the F-1 student visa interview.

International students who will be entering our university as J-1 bilateral exchange students must show at least $6,000 USD for each semester they wish to study at our school before the required DS-2019 form can be issued by the university. The DS-2019 will be needed for the J-1 student visa interview.

Although U.S. Immigration Service regulations permit F-1 and J-1 student visa holders to work on campus, employment opportunities on campus are extremely limited. F-1 and J-1 visa holders are not allowed to work off campus without work authorization. Any off campus employment MUST be approved by the International Student Advisor at the university and/or USCIS.

International students holding other visa statuses should be aware that visa regulations are substantially different for each type of visa. if you have a question regarding the regulations for your visa status, please contact the Cranwell International Center at

Additional Expenses

Costs for books and supplies vary, but are estimated at about $1,000 per year. This figure does not include personal expenses for computers, travel, entertainment, or other items that vary with an individual’s lifestyle.

Net Price Calculator

Virginia Tech’s Net Price Calculator is available.

Financial Aid Estimator

Financial Aid’s Estimator can help you plan for the cost of attending Virginia Tech.

Computer Requirement

All students are required to purchase a laptop or tablet computer meeting the specific requirements for their chosen degree program. These requirements are posted in late spring. Students should delay purchasing a computer until the computer requirements are posted.

Requirements are posted at