Is The Price Right?
As a prospective college student, you will need to consider many factors when deciding whether an institution is a good fit for you. Quality of academic programs, size, location, and price all play a role in your selection. The chart below is intended to give you a basis for comparison when considering price. It tells you the actual tuition and fees that the Virginia public institutions are charging this year, including the cost of living in a dorm on campus, which some colleges require of freshmen students.
Remember, the estimated cost below is the price you would pay, as an in-state student attending a Virginia public school. It reports the total cost before subtracting scholarship, grant or work-study awards. After receiving your award letter, feel free to contact the college’s financial aid office and make sure you fully understand what your total cost of attendance will be and how much you and/or your family will be expected to contribute. Please note that the “Total Cost” below does not include personal expenses, books, supplies, transportation, etc. Remember to consider these expenses as well.
In the end, you should always ask yourself, “Is the price right for me and my family?”