B.S.W. tuition and fees


To see a complete estimate of expenses showing tuition and university fees, use our undergraduate calculator. (Remember to select "Undergraduate - School of Social Work" for your program selection).

A potential scenario of tuition and fees generated from the undergraduate calculator for two full-time semesters is included below:

Category Virginia resident Non-Virginia resident
Tuition and fees $15,642  $37,588 
Room $7,301  $7,301 
Dining $4,938  $4,938 
Total: $27,881  $49,827 

The tuition and fees shown in the table are based on 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours for the academic year. Tuition is charged at a per credit hour rate. All in-state undergraduates will receive a scholarship to offset the 3% tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year. Learn more about the Virginia resident tuition scholarship.

Remember to add any additional fees based on the selected major or program.

Room costs were estimated assuming a double occupancy in Rhoads Hall.

Dining costs were estimated assuming a student selects the 200 swipe plan with $225 per semester in “Dining Dollars.”

Note: New first-year students add $200 and new transfer students add $125 for Transition Fee to the total shown in the table. The Transition Fee is only charged in the student’s first semester of enrollment.


VCU reserves the right to adjust tuition costs as necessary. The university reserves the right to revise or alter all fees, regulations pertaining to student fees and fee collection procedures at any time. The VCU Board of Trustees sets official fees in June/July of each year. Students may be responsible for purchasing books and other materials for various courses throughout the program.

Have questions?

If you're a prospective student interested in the B.S.W. Program, please reach out to sswinfo@vcu.edu.