Tuition & Costs

For more than a decade, U.S. News and World Report has named UVa-Wise among the top three public national liberal arts colleges whose students graduate with a low average student loan debt. Read on to learn how to attend one of the most affordable colleges in the United States.

2018-2019 School Year

The student fee charges for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year become effective beginning with the Summer 2018 Session and ending with the Spring 2019 Semester

Tuition and Required Fees

Full-time student (12-18 credit hours per semester)
Virginia Resident Non-Virginia Resident TAG — Kentucky and Tennessee*
$10,119.00.00 per year ($5,059.50 per semester) $27,846.00 per year ($13,923.00 per semester) $10,789 per year ($5,394.50 per semester)
Students taking more than 18 credit hours per semester will be charged for the additional hours at the part-time tuition rate.
Part-time student (less than 12 credit hours per semester)
Virginia Resident Non-Virginia Resident TAG — Kentucky and Tennessee*
$236.00 per credit hour $955.00 per credit hour $236 TAG per credit hour
Technology Fee:  7-11 credit hours $73.50 per year ($36.75 per semester)
Student Fees: Students taking 1-11 credit hours will be charged $147.00 per credit hour
Academic Credentialing Fee: full time 10.00 per semester 1 – 11 credit hours $1.00 per credit hour
Capital Fee: part time out-of-state $19.00 per credit hour. (1-11 hours)
Capital Fee:  full time out-of-state students $670.00 per year fee ($335.00 per semester).
*Kentucky – Bell, Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Perry and Pike
Tennessee – Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan and Washington counties and the cities of Bristol, Kingsport & Johnson City

Room and Board Residence Halls

McCraray $5,570.00 per year ($2,785.00 per semester)
Asbury Hall, Commonwealth Hall, Culbertson Hall, Red House, Henson, Martha Randolph Hall, Thompson Hall $6,456.00 per year ($3,228.00 per semester)

Meal Plans

Required for all Freshmen
$4,236.00 per year ($2,118.00 per semester)
Upperclassmen only
$4,236.00 per year ($2,118.00 per semester)

Faculty, Staff, and Student Commuter Meal Plans

Any 80 meals per semester $494.00
Any 50 meals per semester $324.00
Any 25 meals per semester $170.00
Points Plan Minimum points purchase is $25.00.
An additional 5% discount is given when dining at Smith Dining Commons.

Miscellaneous Fee

Return Check Fee $35.00

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