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 36th in the 2016 edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

2017–2018 Tuition and Fees

Estimated costs for the 2017–2018 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 $13,230 $31,014
Room & Board $8,690 $8,690
Per Year Total $21,920 $39,704

*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 Student Expenses

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

The following is a list of estimated expenses you can expect to incur as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech during the 2016-2017 school year (nine months, or two semesters, in length). These are expenses for a single student (you should add $5,500 for a spouse and $2,500 for each dependent child). These estimates and subject to change.

Tuition & Fees $31,014
Room & Board* $8,690
Other Expenses
Note: Other expenses include books, supplies, lab fees, health insurance, laundry, personal spending money, travel costs, etc.
Total $44,964

Payment is required at the beginning of each of the two semesters and may be paid online or with a paper check. The check must be written in U.S. dollars, on a U.S. bank or a foreign bank with a U.S. correspondent. Please make the check payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech. Tuition bills for Fall Semester will be emailed in July and payments will be due in early August.

Please contact the Office of the University Bursar for more information or for additional payment options.

Office of the University Bursar
150 Student Services Building
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Fax: 540-231-3238

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Consumer Information: What is HB 886?

HB (House Bill) 886 was adopted during the regular sessions of the General Assembly in 2014. The bill requires SCHEV to disseminate to each public high school and each institution of higher education in the Commonwealth for which the Council has student-level data a link on its website to certain published postsecondary education and employment data. Further, it requires each institution of higher education to provide the link and each local school board to provide annual notice on its website to each enrolled high school student and his parents about the availability of such data.

Updated Oct 6, 2017