Estimated Undergraduate Cost of Attendance, 2020-2021

On December 6, 2019, the University's Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees rates for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Each year Student Financial Services establishes standard estimates to help families determine their financial needs for the year, and for financial aid awarding purposes. This page contains estimates of the Cost of Attendance for one year (Fall and Spring semesters) at the University of Virginia, including tuition and fees, housing, dining, personal expenses and travel. All values are in US dollars.

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 complete breakdown of the comprehensive fee components

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

The following information pertains to undergraduate students only.

Please note that if you leave the University for any reason and return in a later semester, you will be subject to the tuition and fee rates established by the Board of Visitors for the academic year in which you return, based upon your academic level upon your return. Your school of enrollment can confirm your academic level at the time of your return to the University.

Undergraduate Living Expenses

The following estimated expenses apply to students in any undergraduate program. They are listed as "Additional Categories" in the subsequent estimated Cost of Attendance tables for each program. Please note that independent undergraduate student budgets differ by the inclusion of a health insurance amount for the year.

The personal expenses estimates shown below 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 choices and circumstances.  Eligibility for financial aid, however, is based on the standard estimated allowance, not on individual preferences and spending habits.

An important note on possible adjustments to cost of attendance items for fall 2020:

  • If a student has indicated they will be "away" for the fall 2020 term, the comprehensive fee, housing, and travel cost of attendance line items will be reduced (unless the student has indicated they have housing costs, in which case only the fee and travel elements will be adjusted).  Students receiving financial aid will therefore have a reduction in their financial need and a corresponding adjustment in their financial aid offer.  Because University grants and scholarships are "last dollar" items added to the financial aid offer, they will be the first items adjusted on the financial aid offer.
  • If a student has indicated they will be "here" for the fall 2020 term, the student should see no change to their cost of attendance line items or their financial aid based upon being "here".
Additional Categories (Separate from Tuition and Required Fees) Virginian Non-Virginian
Housing

6,960

6,960
Dining 5,390 5,390
Books and Supplies 1,356 1,356
Personal Expenses 2,568 2,568
Direct Loan Fees 72 72
Subtotal 16,346 16,346
Travel (see a breakdown of travel allocation by region) 430 430 to 1,670
Total 16,776 16,776 to 18,016

 

Estimated Total Yearly Cost of Attendance (By Program)*

*Note: University tuition and fees are set annually by the Board of Visitors and are effective only for the academic year noted.

 

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 14,188 48,036
Fees 3,116 3,798
Subtotal 17,304 51,834
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 34,080

68,610 to 69,850

Fees category for the College of Arts and Sciences includes the Comprehensive Fee, the $50 University Fee, and the $8 School Fee

 

School of Architecture

School of Architecture, First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 15,224 49,110
Fees

3,178

3,860
Subtotal

18,402

52,970
Additional Categories

16,776

16,776 to 18,016
Total

35,178

69,746 to 70,986

 

School of Architecture, Fourth-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 14,188 48,036
Fees 3,178 3,860

Subtotal

17,366 51,896
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 34,142 68,672 to 69,912

Fees category for the School of Architecture includes the Comprehensive Fee, the $50 University Fee, and the $70 School Fee

 

School of Education

School of Education Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 14,188

48,036

Fees 3,128 3,810
Subtotal 17,316

51,846

Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 34,092 68,622 to 69,862

Fees category for the School of Education includes the Comprehensive Fee, the $50 University Fee, and the $20 School Fee

 

School of Commerce (McIntire)

School of Commerce, Third-Year and Fourth-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 24,796 59,040
Fees 3,194 3,876
Subtotal 27,990

62,916

Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 44,766 79,692 to 80,932

Fees category for the School of Commerce includes the Comprehensive Fee, the $50 University Fee, and the $86 School Fee

 

School of Engineering & Applied Science

School of Engineering, First-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 21,566 55,730
Fees

3,128

3,810
Subtotal 24,694 59,540
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 41,470 76,316 to 77,556

 

School of Engineering, Second-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 19,566 54,730
Fees

3,128

3,810
Subtotal 22,694 58,540
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 39,470 75,316 to 76,556

 

School of Engineering, Third-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 19,566 53,694
Fees

3,128

3,810
Subtotal 22,694 57,504
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 39,470 74,280 to 75,520

 

School of Engineering, Fourth-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 18,530 52,616
Fees

3,128

3,810
Subtotal 21,658 56,426
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 38,434 73,202 to 74,442

Fees category for the School of Engineering includes Comprehensive Fee, $50 University Fee and $20 School Fee

 

School of Leadership & Public Policy (Batten)

Batten School, Third-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 24,742 58,956
Fees 3,144 3,826
Subtotal

27,886

62,782
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 44,662 79,558 to 80,798

 

Batten School, Fourth-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 23,072 57,286
Fees 3,144 3,826
Subtotal 26,216 61,112
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 42,992 77,888 to 79,128

Fees category for the Batten School includes the Comprehensive Fee, the $50 University Fee, and the $36 School Fee

 

School of Nursing

School of Nursing, First-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 18,260 52,218
Fees 3,132 3,814
Subtotal 21,392 56,032
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total

38,168

72,808 to 74,048

 

School of Nursing, Second-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 16,260 51,218
Fees 3,132 3,814
Subtotal 19,392 55,032
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 36,168 71,808 to 73,048

 

School of Nursing, Third-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 16,260 50,182
Fees 3,132 3,814
Subtotal 19,392

53,996

Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 36,168 70,772 to 72,012

 

School of Nursing, Fourth-Year Students Virginian Non-Virginian
Tuition 14,188 48,036
Fees 3,132 3,814
Subtotal 17,320 51,850
Additional Categories 16,776 16,776 to 18,016
Total 34,096 68,626 to 69,866

Fees category for the School of Nursing includes Comprehensive Fee, $50 University Fee and $24 School Fee.  There are additional Nursing Laboratory Fees ($90/credit hour, and excluding Clinical Nurse Leader program students) as well as Clinical Services fees for BSN students ($354) and Clinical Nurse Leader program students ($628).

 

January Term 2021

The cost of attendance items for January Term 2021 should be available early October 2020. The per credit hour rate for summer session undergraduate tuition is $423 for in-state students and $1,552 for out-of-state students.

Summer 2021

The cost of attendance for Summer Session 2021 should be available around March 15, 2021. 

 

* Please note that future actions by the Virginia General Assembly may require adjustments to these tuition and fee rates.