Tuition & Payments

Paying for College

Invest in Yourself

A great education is an invaluable investment that will enrich your enitre life. Plus, your degree will open doors and allow you to earn more throughout your life.

Earn Scholarships

We offer generous academic and need-based scholarships to virtually every student. Your admissions director can help you apply for scholarships and government grants.

Graduate Faster

Our curriculum is designed to help students graduate and work faster. On average, our students graduate in four years compared to the national average of six.

Costs Breakdown

Tuition Before Aid

Southern Virginia offers academic and need-based aid to virtually every student to reduce the final cost of tuition.

Full-time $8,848 per semester
Part-time $795 per credit
Summer Term $379 per credit


On-campus rent includes utilities, internet and furnished rooms.

per month
The Lofts (4 per room) $498
Robey & Craton Halls $517
Carriage Townhomes (small room) $530
Carriage Mods $534
The Lofts (3 per room) $558
Carriage Townhomes (large room) $558
Library Mods $582
Walnut Avenue Apartments $631
Summer Housing $299

Housing Discounts

To encourage upperclassmen to live on campus, student housing is discounted based on class standing:

Seniors $87
Juniors $62
Sophomores $37

Dining Plans

Residents in dormitory-style housing are required to sign up for a Residential Dining Plan.

Residential Dining Plans per semester
Standard Plus
(about 3 meals per day + snacks)
(between 2 and 3 meals per day)
(between 1 and 2 meals per day)
Commuter Dining Plans
7 meals per week $825
3 meals per week $450

Payment Plans

After completing your financial aid, you will be notified of the remaining balance on your student account. If your financial aid package does not cover your total expenses, you can settle the remaining balance in one of three ways:

Pay in Full

If you can pay your remaining balance in full, the simplest way to settle your account is with a one-time payment via our secure online portal.

Pay Online

Pay by Month

If you would prefer to spread your payments throughout the semester, call us to set up an interest-free monthly payment plan.

Call 540-261-8405

Adjust Financial Aid

If you need additional assistance, please contact us and we’ll try to help you find more financial aid or increase your student loan amounts.

Call 540-261-8405


Our financial aid specialists are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 540-261-8405 or For more information, review our Financial Policies.