- Use the net-price calculator to determine estimate eligibility for financial aid from Radford and how to estimate out of pocket expenses. This tool can accommodate "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses.
- Be sure to complete your FAFSA! That's how we determine eligibility for a variety of federal and state grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. Keep an eye on your email to make sure you don't miss any requests for additional forms from the Financial Aid Office. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more specific timelines, requirements and expectations.
- The cost of attendance used in financial aid packaging is established by the Financial Aid Office and takes into account expenses you may expect to incur while attending Radford University, including room and board, program fees, and transportation. This is, however, different that direct billed costs you may incur as a student. Take some time to review the difference between the two in conjunction with your individual aid award for a more nuanced picture of what you should expect to pay for college expenses.
- The Office of the Bursar posts tuition and fees for on their website. Note that tuition and fees are typically posted in late spring for the following year. Semester payment deadlines are also posted.
- You may wish to set up an Authorized Payer to have access to your student account and university billing statements as well as make payments online.
- Consider enrolling in a payment plan to spread payments over five, four, or three months prior to the semester start.
Transitioning to College
- The Office of New Student and Family Programs assists students in finding success in college. In addition to Quest, our summer orientation, New Student and Family Programs coordinates UNIV 100, a one-credit transition course.
- There's also a great list of campus resources available to help ease your transition!
Thriving in College
- A variety of campus offices here at Radford help you to find ways to navigate and thrive as a college student, including: Academic Advising, Office of Housing and Residential Life, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Center for Career and Talent Development.
- Additionally, the Office of Student Success and Retention coordinates outreach campaigns to ensure that students feel connected to the university, are aware of services available to them and know about upcoming academic deadlines.
- Explore iGrad, a financial Literacy tool offering students 24/7 financial assistance engaged in the best practices for managing one's finances. Topics include spending, managing debt, retirement, credit cards, and more.
- Supported by the Division of Information Technology myRU is a Radford portal designed to make it easier to navigate content channels. The interface offers a quick and easy reference to important information; such as Finances, Parking, Housing, RU Express, IT Help Desk, etc.
- Starfish scheduling system provides a simple and efficient way for students to setup time with with their Academic Advisor.
- Handshake, our career services platform, allows students to search and apply for on-campus job and internships, as well as off-campus jobs.