Tuition and Fees

While we’re proud to offer one of the highest-quality, hands-on healthcare educations in our region, there’s a lot to consider when choosing a college. Here’s what you need to know about our tuition and fees.

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Programs, basic full-time 

  • $26,416 Undergraduate Fall and Spring (excluding RN-BSN, MLS and ES), plus fees

Per Credit Tuition Pricing

  • $765 Part time Undergraduate Per Credit* (all programs excluding RN-BSN, MLS, and ES), plus fees
  • $350 Undergraduate Per Credit (RN-BSN only), plus fees
  • $425 Undergraduate Per Credit (MLS and ES only), plus fees**
  • $795 Graduate Tuition Per Credit (includes masters and doctorate programs), plus fees

*This includes all programs with the exception of RN-BSN, Medical Lab Sciences, and Emergency Services which are billed on a per credit basis.
**Current ES and MLS students will start paying on a per credit basis beginning Fall 2018

Residence Hall 

  • $2,935 Fall/Spring (per semester)
  • $1,500 Summer


Meals can be added to the student's ID card in $100 increments. Unspent dollars may be carried over to subsequent semesters.

Mandatory Fees 

  • Paper Application fee (no charge for online applications): $35
  • Technology Fee (full-time student per semester, not including summer): $235
  • Technology Fee (part-time student per semester, not including summer): $235
  • Technology Fee (full-time student per summer semester): $85
  • Technology Fee (part-time student per summer semester): $85
  • Deposit fee for Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy programs: $500
  • Deposit fee for all other programs: $200
  • Deposit fee - Residence Hall: $250
  • Laboratory/Clinical/Externship Fees: $60 per class, per semester, for part time students 

Select Specialized Fees

  • Background Check Fee (if applicable): $60
  • Audit Fee (per credit hour): $100 per credit hour
  • Prior learning assessment fee (per credit hour): $50
  • Prior learning assessment credit hours earned (per credit hour): $100
  • Late Payment Fee: $50
  • General Education Challenge Exams Fee: $10; plus additional $100 per credit fee if the student passes the general education challenge exam
  • Nursing Challenge Exam Fee: $50; plus additional $100 per credit fee if the student passes the nursing challenge exam

Prices are subject to change with a 30 day notification

Billing and Payment

Our office no longer mails paper statements. Students will need to check their Self-Service Accounts to for their most up-to- date account information.

Each student will receive an invoice each semester or summer session. All charges are due on the date stated on the invoice. All tuition, fees and residence hall charges must be paid prior to class attendance.

Students receiving financial aid must pay any balance that exceeds their anticipated financial aid award. Late financial aid applicants are required to pay tuition and fees upon registration.

Refunds, which are processed after the last day to add/drop courses, will be mailed unless otherwise requested by the student.


Payment acceptable via cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, check or money orders payable to Radford University Carilion.  

Payment Plan Option

An internal tuition payment plan (FLEX) is available to Radford University Carilion students, allowing interest-free financing over a three month period.  Please contact the Bursar's office to enroll in the FLEX plan.

Tax Credit Eligibility

A 1098-T will be mailed to students in January. The 1098-T informs the student of the possibility of a tax credit. The amount of eligible charges, along with scholarships and grants are provided on each 1098-T. It is the student's responsibility to determine eligibility for the tax credit. For more information on 1098-T forms, visit

Tuition Refund Policy

Sometimes a need arises where a student needs to withdraw from a class. To calculate a refund, a statutory schedule based upon the percentage of the semester completed before the withdrawal date is used to determine the amount of the tuition and fees that will be refunded. If a student withdraws after 60 percent of the semester has passed, no refund will be given.

The percentage of semester completed is calculated using the total number of calendar days in the semester divided into the number of calendar days completed in that semester, as of the day the student withdraws.

Students are encouraged to have their refunds automatically deposited into their personal checking through the direct deposit program. Students must complete a direct deposit form and supply avoided check to the Bursar office. In the absence of this information, a refund check which will be mailed to the address on file.

Book Voucher

A book voucher allows you to charge your books to your student account prior to your financial aid being disbursed. If your financial aid file is complete you may create an online book voucher request through Self-Service.

Please note: A reduction in credit hours or changing your enrollment status to part-time will likely change your financial aid awards/eligibility and could affect the amount available for a book voucher.

In the event that additional funds are needed for a book voucher, you may request an increase through the Bursar’s Office 540-985-8272.

Important Note: Requested book vouchers will expire after the last day to Add/Drop with a full refund and any unused funds will be refunded to the student account.

If you need to return your books, eCampus will allow you to return books before classes start. However, the full costs of books, including shipping, may not be refunded in whole which may leave a balance on your account with Radford University Carilion. Additional information about the eCampus refund policy can be found online.

eCampus allows students to rent textbooks with a credit card payment. Book Vouchers may not be used to pay for book rental fees.