Costs & Aid

  • Costs, Fees, & Aid

    The fee structure at VMI is very different from other colleges.

Tuition and Fees, 2013-14

All Inclusive

Tuition and fees cover everything except books. Medical services, facilities, activities, haircuts, meals, laundry, clothing, and other services are covered.

Because of the spartan life, there is no need to spend money on furnishings.

In-State
Tuition$7,498
Room and Board$8,372
Auxiliary Fee$4,940
Quartermaster Charge$3,080
Total for returning cadets$23,890
Security Deposit (new & re-admits)$200
Total (new & re-admits)$24,090
Out of-State
Tuition$29,554
Room and Board$8,372
Auxiliary Fee$4,940
Quartermaster Charge$3,080
Total for returning cadets$45,946
Security Deposit (new & re-admits)$200
Total (new & re-admits)$46,146

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Institute Scholars

If you are an academically talented student with a well-balanced high school record that includes leadership roles and a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities, you may be eligible to join this elite group of scholar-cadets. Financial need is not a criterion for selection.

Institute Scholars may receive awards from $5,000 per academic year up to and including the full cost of tuition and fees. In some cases, the total scholarship package includes other forms of financial aid (e.g., ROTC, athletic, or other scholarship sources).

Institute Scholarship Application

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 1350 (combined) SAT (or) 29 ACT
  • High school GPA 3.7
  • High school rank top 10 percent

Award Renewal: To renew an award, an Institute Scholar must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, membership in the Institute Honors Program, and a satisfactory conduct record at VMI.


How to Apply

The following must be received by VMI Admissions no later than Feb. 1.

Interviews: The selection committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Outstanding candidates will be invited to make arrangements for an on-post interview conducted during an Open House weekend.

Alternate dates for on-post interviews may be arranged in some circumstances.

For information:

Col. Rob McDonald
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
540-464-7212 or mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu

Admissions Office
540-464-7211
admissionsoff@vmi.edu

ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC scholarships pay tuition and required fees, and can be worth as much as $80,000 or more. They’re awarded on merit, based on academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews. Scholarship winners receive a stipend ($300 freshman, $350 sophomore, $450 junior, $500 senior) for each academic month plus an allowance for books and other educational items. If you’re a non-scholarship student, you can still receive the stipend as a contracted cadet during your last three years.

Read more about Army ROTC scholarships

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Air Force ROTC provides students with valuable leadership skills and friendships that will last a lifetime. In addition, AFROTC offers money to pay for school with scholarships including $900 a year for books, as well as spending money.

And best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to land a leadership position in the U.S. Air Force right out of school. Your future could begin right here, right now.

Read more about Air Force ROTC

Navy ROTC Scholarships

You may start the process of applying during the second semester of your junior year of high school. Students may apply for only one of the three scholarship program options-Navy, Nurse or Marine Corps. Before the application can be finalized and forwarded for selection consideration, you must ensure that a copy of your complete transcript, including your entire junior year, is forwarded to your recruiter.

Read more about Navy ROTC Scholarships

Sansberry Scholarship - Indiana Students

The James C. Sansberry academic scholarship is a merit scholarship awarded on the basis of academic achievement, individual character, and demonstrated leadership potential. This scholarship is for young men and women from the state of Indiana who wish to pursue their college education at VMI.

The James C. Sansberry fund was established at VMI by the late Thelma C. Sansberry in honor of her late husband, a 1916 graduate of the Institute.

Application Procedures

Students interested in applying must submit a complete application for admission to VMI in addition to the scholarship application. To receive full consideration, both applications must be submitted to the VMI Office of Admissions prior to Feb. 1. A committee that consists of, but may not be limited to, members of the VMI admissions staff, faculty, coaches, and alumni will review applications for scholarship awards.

Scholarship Terms

Scholarships are awarded in various financial amounts depending on the competitiveness of the candidate’s academic and extracurricular qualifications. Scholarships are renewable each year for four years subject to satisfactory academic and military performance by the cadet. Scholars are expected to maintain high academic and personal standards while striving to attain leadership positions in the Corps of Cadets.

Download Sansberry Scholarship Application

Cameron Scholarship - Wilmington, New Hanover, N.C., students

The Cameron Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for young men and women from the city of Wilmington, N.C., New Hanover County, N.C., and surrounding communities who wish to pursue their college education at VMI. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, individual character, and demonstrated leadership potential.

The Cameron Scholarship was established at VMI through the generosity of Bruce B. Cameron Jr., VMI Class of 1938, and the late Daniel D. Cameron, VMI Class of 1942.

Application Procedures

Students interested in applying must submit a complete application for admission to VMI in addition to the scholarship application. To receive full consideration, both applications must be submitted to the VMI Office of Admissions prior to Feb. 1. A committee that consists of, but may not be limited to, members of the VMI admissions staff, faculty, coaches, and selected alumni will review applications for scholarship awards.

Scholarship Terms

Cameron Scholarships are awarded in various financial amounts depending on the competitiveness of the candidate’s academic and extracurricular qualifications. Scholarships are renewable each year for four years subject to satisfactory academic and military performance by the cadet. Scholars are expected to maintain high academic and personal standards while striving to attain leadership positions in the Corps of Cadets.

 Cameron Scholarship Form

Aid is awarded to more than 83 percent of cadets.

VMI offers privately endowed scholarships which, in most cases, applicants are considered for automatically when they complete the VMI Financial Aid Application and the FAFSA.