Costs and Aid

Virginia Military Institute considers its financial aid program an investment in its cadets' futures and works to provide assistance to students who without such aid would be unable to attend and provide aid to cadets with superior academic abilities.

FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018     Visit Financial Aid Office

Affording VMI

VMI is one of just a handful of colleges that made the cut for Money Magazine’s “The 15 Colleges Where Studying Liberal Arts Pays Big.”

At VMI we make your education dollars go further. For students at VMI who receive financial aid, the average return on investment for Humanities BAs is $649,000 over 20 years after graduation.

Types of Aid

Calculate Net Price

The Net Price Calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you.

Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

Net Price Calculator

Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid at VMI, students must complete both the VMI Financial Aid application and the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), for each year of enrollment.  

VMI offers need-based scholarships, grants, and loans based on your results. 

Apply for Aid

 

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

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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.