Cost of living fees

Undergraduate - Cost of living fees*

  1 semester 2 semesters 3 semesters
Accommodation† $3,278 $6,555 $9,834
Meal plan‡ $2,134 $4,268 $6,402
Health insurance§ $460 $1,104 $1,104
Books** $448 $896 $923
Total estimated cost $6,320 $12,823 $18,263

Graduate – Cost of living fees*

  2 semesters
Accommodation† $7,796
Meal plan‡ $4,268
Health insurance§ $1,104
Books** $605
Total estimated cost $13,773
* Your specific charges may differ based on your housing and meal plan selections. Please note you will need to show financial eligibility for living expenses as well as cost of attendance for I-20 and visa processing. † Accommodation costs are based on on-campus double occupancy rooms in residential halls’ 2019/20 rates. Undergraduate accommodation costs are based on traditional-style nine-month halls. Graduate accommodation costs are based on apartment-style twelve-month halls. Students are not required to live on-campus. ‡ Dining costs are based on 200 Swipes (meals) and $300 Dining Dollars semester-plan for 1-semester, 2-semesters and 3-semesters programs. Meals plans are only required for students living in nine-month residential halls. § Health Insurance is based on 5-month coverage for 1-semester program and 12-month coverage for 2- and 3- semesters programs. GSSP students will be automatically enrolled in a group policy. Direct students’ insurance not paid through the VCU bill. ** Actual costs will vary by program and course requirements.