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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Costs and Payment Schedule



Tuition, Fees, and Deposits 2016-2017 Session

Tuition and Fees Virginians Non-Virginians International
     Tuition $  8,461 $ 32,770 $ 32,770
     Room     2,676     2,676      2,676
     Board        6,292     6,292      6,292
Auxiliary Fees      
     Medical       474      474      474
     Athletic     3,243     3,243    3,243
     Cadet Facilities/Activities     2,145     2,145   2,145
Total Tuition and Fees   23,291   47,600 47,600
Quartermaster Charge      
     Laundry/Pressing       383      383    383
     Haircuts       264      264    264
     Uniforms    2,522    2,522  2,522
Total  26,460  50,769 50,769
Security Deposit (New and Readmits only)      200       200    200
Health Insurance (International cadets only)        1,100
Total Cost  26,660  50,969 52,069

The QUARTERMASTER CHARGE covers haircuts, and the issuing, tailoring, laundering, and pressing of uniforms.  Cadet uniforms are state property and must be returned to the Institute.

The SECURITY DEPOSIT covers damages and/or loss of Institute property and unpaid obligations to VMI.  VMI returns (without interest) this deposit, less any deductions for damages or unpaid obligations, upon the graduation of the cadet or the termination of the cadetship.  This deposit is not the same as the Reservation Fee.

HEALTH INSURANCE is required for all International cadets. The amount included is an estimate for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please contact the Office of International Programs for specific coverage information.

Payment Schedule

Payment Schedule Virginians Non-Virginians International
     Reservation fee Due 1 May 2016 $       300 $       300 $        300
          On or Before 1 August 2016     13,130     25,284.50      26,384.50
          On or Before 15 December 2016     13,230     25,384.50      25,384.50
Total     26,660     50,969      52,069

A LATE FEE of $100 or 10% of the unpaid balance, whichever is less, will be assessed for failure to pay tuition and fees as required.

OTHER COSTS payable by the cadet include textbooks, supplies, automobile registration, and non-issue clothing.  The cadet must pay for such items with cash, check, or bank credit card at the time of purchase. The Institute reserves the right to hold grades, credits, transcripts and diplomas until all financial obligations to the Institute are satisfied.  Cadets must satisfy all financial obligations to the Institute for past semesters or terms before they will be allowed to register for any succeeding semester or term.

Refund Policy

Tuition and fees are refundable in part only upon official notice of withdrawal to the Commandant.

  1. Full refunds, less $1,000 are made for withdrawals prior to the first day of classes.
  2. On or after the first day of classes, refunds are prorated through the fifth week.
  3. No refunds are made after the fifth week of classes.
  4. Cadets receiving Title IV financial aid will receive a refund in accordance with applicable federal law.

Exceptions to the refund policy are made only in extraordinary circumstances. Appeals for exception will be considered by the Tuition Appeals Committee upon written request to the Comptroller, no later than 90 days after withdrawal from the Institute.

No refunds will be made until all issued military uniforms and equipment required to be returned have been received in good condition by the Commandant and the Military Store. Cadets will be charged for issued military uniforms and equipment which are not returned as required.

Residency

All students who wish to apply for in-state tuition rates must submit the two-page Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates that accompanies the application for admission. Entitlement to in-state tuition rates must be demonstrated in accordance with Section 23.1-500 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

After admission, it is the duty of the cadet to provide written notification within 30 days to the VMI Registrar of any changes of address or domiciliary status affecting the cadet or his/her parents.

Cadets will be required to provide a yearly affirmation of their permanent residence address, as well as their parents' permanent residence address. Changes from out-of-state to in-state status requests are reviewed by the Registrar. All changes require the completed application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates and accompanying documentation (if requested). Residence in the Commonwealth for purposes of obtaining an education does not qualify a cadet for Virginia residency status. For more information, please visit the VMI website at: http://www.vmi.edu/registrar, or call 540-464-7213, or write to:

Registrar
Virginia Military Institute
303 Shell Hall
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304

ROTC Benefits

The cost of attending VMI should be viewed together with the other benefits a qualified ROTC cadet receives. Currently, these benefits include:

  • Uniform allowance averaging $3,700 over four years depending on the service.
  • Tax-free subsistence allowance of about $250 to $500 per month when contracted in a ROTC program.
  • Summer/training pay which varies with type and length of training and cadet status (contracted/non-contracted).

Senior Citizens

Pursuant to Virginia Senior Citizen's Higher Education Act, any individual over the age of 60, who is a Virginia domiciliary and earns less than $15,000 annually, and who otherwise meets the admission criteria of the Virginia Military Institute (See admission section ) may attend free of tuition and fees. The admission criteria for summer session are substantially more lenient than the criteria for VMI's full time, academic year, program. VMI does not offer a part-time enrollment option during the regular academic year.

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

U.S. Code, 38 U.S.C. 3679(c). Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

• A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

• Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

• Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member's death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

• Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge, release, or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

For more information please contact:

Applicants:                  Admissions – 540-464-7211

Current Cadets:           Registrar's Office – 540-464-7213