This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Tuition and fees are categorized and described on the Student Accounting website. Questions regarding tuition and fees may be directed to the Student Accounting Department at (804) 828-2228, or by emailing The university reserves the right to revise or alter all fees, regulations pertaining to student fees and fee collection procedures at any time.

University fee

This fee is used by the university to support recreational sports facilities, University Student Commons, campus development, career and counseling centers, student disability and student services center, intercollegiate athletics, and other programs. Full-time students pay a flat-rate university fee each semester. Part-time students pay this fee on a per-credit basis.

Student activity fee

This fee is used to support educational, social, cultural and other student activities for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. These activities include the Student Government Association, sports clubs, student organizations and publications. Full-time Monroe Park Campus students pay a flat rate and part-time students pay a per-credit-hour rate; MCV Campus students pay a flat rate based on part-time or full-time enrollment.

Student health fee

All full-time students on both campuses must pay the student health fee. Part-time students may participate in the University Student Health Services on an elective basis by paying the student health fee. USHS offers unlimited office visits for acute and chronic ailments, after-hours phone advice for an urgent medical problem and most laboratory tests associated with acute illnesses ordered by the USHS staff, among other services. The fee does not cover accidental injury, emergency room visits or hospitalization. More specific information as to what is covered and not covered by the fee is available on the USHS website.

Technology fee

The technology fee is charged to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all programs. Full-time students pay a flat rate. Part-time students pay a per-credit-hour rate. The fee is used to provide for students’ technological needs and to support university-wide technological initiatives.

Library fee

The library fee is charged to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all programs. Full-time students pay a flat rate. Part-time students pay a per-credit-hour rate. Fee revenues are used to sustain around-the-clock services in James Branch Cabell Library and the new library facility, expand hours at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, strengthen digital tools and generally support operating costs for VCU Libraries.

Off-campus fees

The university fee, the student activity fee and the student health fee are not charged to students taking off-campus classes.

Capital outlay fee

This fee is charged to all full-time and part-time non-resident, on-campus students. The fee is mandated by the General Assembly to reimburse the State for debt service costs attributable to non-resident students related to the financing of buildings and equipment.

Special fee charges

Because of specialized programs, various schools and departments may charge each student additional fees to cover special materials, equipment breakage and other costs. For specific information about special fees, refer to the Student Accounting Department website or to the specific school or department section in this bulletin.