Estimated Graduate Cost of Attendance, 2020-2021

This page provides information for the 2020-2021 academic year.  See the 2019-2020 cost of attendance.

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.  For more information on the comprehensive fee for fall 2020, see the FAQ for "Tuition and Fees" on the Student FAQ on the Return to Grounds page.

See a full breakdown of the comprehensive fee components



Virginian Non-Virginian
Living Expenses 18,176 18,176
Books and Supplies 1,698 1,698
Total Additional Categories 19,874 19,874


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.

Learn more about how a student's budget may be increased to cover the cost of health insurance.  The allowable amount for 2020-2021 is $2,980.