Estimated Graduate Cost of Attendance, 2021-2022

Graduate Living Expenses

The following estimated expenses apply to students in any graduate program. The living expenses estimates used in the cost of attendance reflect modest and restrained expense allowances for University of Virginia students.  Some students will spend more than the estimated amounts while others will spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and circumstances.  Eligibility for financial aid, however, is based on the standard estimated allowance, not on individual preferences and spending habits. 

The information on this page assumes a student who is living in Charlottesville and is being charged the full comprehensive fee. 

See a full breakdown of the comprehensive fee components



Virginian Non-Virginian
Living Expenses 18,430 18,430
Books and Supplies 1,698 1,698
Total Additional Categories 20,128 20,128


Summer 2022 graduate tuition is $489.00 per credit for Virginians, $992.00 per credit for non-Virginians.  The summer session comprehensive fee is $423.00 for Virginians and $483.00 for non-Virginians.


Estimated Total Yearly Cost of Attendance

For the most up-to-date listing of tuition and fees costs per graduate program, visit the Graduate Record on the UREG website.  Add the Total Additional Categories amount above to the tuition and fees costs for your program to estimate your total cost of attendance.

Student Health Insurance: All students at the University of Virginia who are charged the comprehensive fee with their tuition are required to have health insurance that is at least comparable to the plan offered by the University. If a student’s health insurance does not meet the comparable plan criteria, the student will automatically be enrolled in the UVA student health plan and charged the premium. Upon request, a student's budget may be increased to cover the cost of health insurance. 

For students new to the Aetna Student Health Plan, the rate is $3,148 for coverage from August 1, 2021 until July 31, 2022.  For students who currently have coverage from last year's plan that runs through August 14, 2021, the new year rate is $3,027 for coverage from August 15, 2021 until July 31, 2022. Starting with the 2022-2023 academic year, the plan will provide coverage for all subscribers from August 1, 2022 until July 31, 2023.