Cost of Attendance

On average, financial aid is awarded to more than 83 percent of cadets. The average aid package (including student loans) is $17,430 and the average indebtedness of most recent graduates is approximately $20,932.

As part of VMI's application process, applicants are automatically considered for need-based scholarships and grants when you apply for financial aid.  Merit-based scholarships for exceptional academic achievement require separate applications.

 

Tuition and Fees 2017-18

In-State

Out-of-State

International

Tuition $8,884 $34,572 $34,572
Room $2,756 $2,756 $2,756
Board $6,480 $6,480 $6,480
Auxiliary Fees
     Athletic
     Medical
     Cadet Facilities / Activities

$3,340
$484
$2,230

$3,340
$484
$2,230

$3,340
$484
$2,230
Quartermaster Charges
     Laundry/Pressing
     Haircuts
     Uniforms/UMA Activities

$394
$272
$2,610

$394
$272
$2,610

$394
$272
$2,610
Health Insurance     $1,100.00
Total for returning cadets $27,450 $53,138 $54,238
Security Deposit (new & re-admits) $200 $200 $200
Total (new & re-admits) $27,650 $53,338 $54,438

SCHEV Annual Tuition and Fees Report at Virginia's State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Room and Board
Room and Board are required since all cadets live in barracks and are provided 21 meals per week.

Auxiliary Fees
Costs of medical services, cadet facilities, and activities.

Quartermaster Charges
Covers haircuts and uniforms. Uniforms are state property and must be returned to the Institute.  Qualified cadets enrolled or under contract in the ROTC program receive a uniform allowance directly from the federal government which helps defray the cost of cadet uniforms.

Security Deposit
The security deposit covers property damages, lost property, and unpaid obligations to VMI.  The deposit shall equal $200 at the beginning of each academic year; accordingly, any shortfall shall be billed to the cadet at the beginning of each year.  VMI returns this deposit, less any deductions for damages or unpaid obligations and without interest, upon graduation of the cadet or the termination of the cadetship.  This deposit is not the same as the reservation fee.

Health Insurance
Health Insurance is a required fee for all International cadets.  Amount included is an estimate for the 2017-18 academic year.  Please contact the Office of International Programs for specific coverage information.