Do the math

In-state students who take 15 hours a semester will save an estimated $50,000 (based on a 120-credit hour program with standard tuition and fees, books/supplies, room, board, miscellaneous, and transportation expenses over a four-year period) by graduating in four years instead of six.

That’s a lot of extra cash that could be going toward other important things: a new car, a down payment on your first house, one awesome post-graduation tour of Europe or kickstarting your grad school career at VCU.

In addition, graduating on time means you reduce the amount of student-loan debt you’ll have down the road. Plus, you’ll make your parents happy. So do the math — and graduate on time.

VCU Financial Aid TV

Not sure where to begin your Financial Aid journey? Visit the VCU Financial Aid TV website, where short video clips provide general information to help you navigate the financial aid process.


Visit the links below for information about VCU academic schedules, course offerings, tuition and fees calculators and more to help you plan out and make the most of your semester:


VCU has partnered with the nonprofit American Student Assistance to bring you SALT®, a free resource that can help you to take control of your finances and student loans. SALT® offers financial literacy guidance and tools to college students and alumni, so you can use this tool throughout your college career and beyond.

Sign up at to:

  • Track and plan your student loans
  • Get personalized guidance about tricky loan stuff
  • Find scholarships, internships, and jobs
  • Gain know-how that empowers you to be money smart