May 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Costs and Payment Schedule



Tuition, Fees, and Deposits 2017-2018 Session

Tuition and Fees Virginians Non-Virginians International
     Tuition $  8,884 $ 34,572 $ 34,572
     Room     2,756     2,756      2,756
     Board        6,480     6,480      6,480
Auxiliary Fees      
     Medical       484      484      484
     Athletic     3,340     3,340    3,340
     Cadet Facilities/Activities     2,230     2,230   2,230
Total Tuition and Fees   24,174   49,862 49,862
Quartermaster Charge      
     Laundry/Pressing       394      394    394
     Haircuts       272      272    272
     Uniforms    2,610    2,610  2,610
Total  27,450  53,138 53,138
Security Deposit (New and Readmits only)      200       200    200
Health Insurance (International cadets only)        1,100
Total Cost  27,650  53,338 54,438

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 2017-2018 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 2017 $       300 $       300 $        300
          On or Before 1 August 2017     13,625     26,469      27,569
          On or Before 15 December 2017     13,725     26,569      26,569
Total     27,650     53,338      54,438

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 state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the institution 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 state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the institution within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from 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 institution. The person so described must have enrolled in the institution prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  •  Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).  Individuals using the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship are no longer required to enroll within three years of the service member's death, and there is no longer a requirement that the deceased service member's death in the line of duty followed a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.

For more information please contact:

Applicants:                  Admissions – 540-464-7211

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