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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition, Required Fees, and Benefits

The current tuition for the one-year CERT Program is $25,175 regardless of in-state or out-of-state status. Tuition includes the on-campus pre-MCAT refresher course, individualized career and personal counseling, mock interviews, letters of reference, and special-needs benefits. Additional in-state fees are $1,115 or out-of-state fees are $1,445 per semester. Thus for the 2017-2018 school year, the total per semester (tuition and required fees) is $13,702.50 for Virginia resident students and $14,015 for non-resident students. Increases may apply for the 2018-2019 school year.

For those students electing the second-year CERT/M.S. program, the tuition in the 2nd year reduces to the standard published graduate tuition rate for in-state or out-of-state students.

Financial Aid and Student accounting

Financial aid is available to qualified CERT and CERT/M.S. students through the School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid. There are no additional funding opportunities. To be considered for financial aid, students need to complete the FAFSA form. An installment payment plan is available through the Office of Student Accounting.

Housing Opportunities

For students interested in residence halls, rooms for rent or apartment living, VCU offers a web site that provides housing opportunities and interesting facts about historic neighborhoods and counties in the Richmond Metropolitan Area. If you are not familiar with the Richmond area, here are some helpful hints on getting around and a listing of places to stay while you are visiting VCU.