All fees for 2021 Summer Session I must be paid by 3:00 p.m. on May 19th. All fees for 2021 Summer Session II must be paid by noon on June 25th. You will not be registered or permitted to attend class until all fees are paid. Students with unpaid fees beyond the payment/registration deadline will be dropped from class rolls.

NOTICE:  Summer Session is being held in-person for Summer 2021.  

Registration after the payment deadline (not due to cancelled courses) or reinstatement of classes due to missing the payment deadline will result in a $70 late registration fee.

VMI will not bill parents or students. The Cadet Accounting Office accepts payment for Summer Session tuition and fees by cash, check, E-check, or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express only). If a credit card is used, a 2.6% convenience fee will be assessed. NOTE: The 2021 tuition and fees listed below are subject to final approval by the VMI Board of Visitors during their May meeting.


  • In-State Tuition: $340 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State Tuition: $1,060 per credit hour
  • Late Registration Fee: $70

ROOM AND BOARD (per session)  NOTE:  Cadets residing in barracks are required to register for and purchase a meal plan.  Cadets living off-post during VMI summer session are not eligible to purchase a VMI meal plan.

  • Room & Board, 5 Meal Plan (lunch, Mon-Fri): $1,010
  • Room & Board, 10 Meal Plan (lunch/dinner Mon-Fri): $1,295
  • Room & Board, 15 Meal Plan (breakfast/lunch/dinner, Mon-Fri): $1,470
  • *Room & Board, 19 Meal Plan (breakfast/lunch/dinner, Mon-Fri & brunch/dinner Sat-Sun): $1,680

OTHER FEES (per session)

  • **Auxiliary Fee: $75 
  • ***Barracks Security Deposit (refundable): $100
  •  On-post Parking Fee: $40 (flat fee covers entire summer session)

*If less than 25 people sign up for the 19 meal plan it will be cancelled.

**The auxiliary fee covers medical services and use of athletic facilities. This is required of all Summer Session students.

***The barracks security deposit shall be refunded without interest, less any amount for fines or damages, at the end of the session to all non-VMI cadets.  VMI cadet deposits from the regular session will apply to the summer session and are refundable upon graduation or termination of the cadetship.  This is required of all Summer Session students.

Tuition and fees are based upon appropriations by the General Assembly. These appropriations are subject to state revenue collections and may be reduced or increased by the Governor. The VMI Board of Visitors approves tuition and fees at their May meeting applicable to the following summer and regular sessions, but reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees at any time during the year. Students shall be dismissed from the Summer Session (and, in the case of cadets, from the Institute) for failure to pay tuition and fees or any other financial obligation to the Institute as required. In addition, the Institute reserves the right to hold grades, credits, transcripts, and diplomas until all financial obligations to the Institute have been satisfied.

In accordance with the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act of 1974, qualifying senior citizens are not required to pay tuition.