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Radford University

Radford, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

Radford University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Radford University was $7,922 a year for in-state students and $19,557 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until after graduation.

International students can expect to pay 19,557 per year for tuition at Radford University.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Radford University

Radford University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,922 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Virginia residents can expect to pay 19,557 per year for tuition.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Be sure to check your state's requirements for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Tuition for International Students at Radford University

Radford University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Radford University can expect to pay around $19,557 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Radford University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideRadford University •Athletic Awards •Radford University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Radford University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Radford University.

House and Food Costs at Radford University

Room and board at Radford University is $10,036 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $5,804.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at Radford University?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Radford University

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area can be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Radford University campus is in a small town setting in Virginia.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


The Full Cost of Attending Radford University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Radford University.

Total Cost of Radford University

What will the cost of attending Radford University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,922
Out-of-State Tuition $19,557
Room and Board $10,036
Board Only $4,225
Other expenses $2,000

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Radford University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students


Financial Aid at Radford University


The majority of Radford University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 3,929 of the 6,513 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Radford University meets 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,570 a year. Around 76% of Radford University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Radford University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $31,031 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,062
State Loans $3,000
Private Loans $27,296
Most Common Loans for Radford University Students
Federal Loans 74%
State loans 1%
Private loans 21%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Radford University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Radford University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Radford University awarded 3,554 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $34.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.35 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Radford University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Radford University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Radford University was $13,570 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Radford University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-2,302
Net In-state, Off-campus $5,457
Out-of-State, On-Campus $22,903

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending Radford University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Radford University's net cost calculator on their website.

Radford University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Radford University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Radford University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Radford University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,838

In State

$34,473

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,922
$19,557
Fees
$3,620
$3,620
Housing
$10,036
$10,036
Books
$1,260
$1,260

Radford University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

59%

Average Financial Aid Package

$12,711

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,998

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,542

Out-of-State

$23,177

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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