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Tuition and Fees


Students who take courses fully online are offered affordable rates and access to Scholarship Programs and Federal Financial Aid which are available for qualified candidates. On-campus students who wish to take one or more courses online will be charged the on-campus tuition rate.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for 2017-2018 academic year.
Tuition is based on 3 credits for 1 course

  • Undergraduate Degrees are 120 credits
  • Graduate Degrees are 36 credits; 39 credits for M.Ed.
  • Graduate Certificates are 18 credits
  • ESL Levels are 140 hours

Full-time course load varies per program.

Level/Program Per Credit Per Course
Graduate $508.00 $1,524.00
Undergraduate $392.00 $1,176.00
ESL $9/hour $630.00

Note: All Intensive and Online ESL students who take classes in Fall 2017 are eligible for 15% discount. Nevertheless, ESL students who were awarded scholarships for Fall 2017, or any semester after that, are not eligible for the discount. Current and new VIU students would receive either a VIU scholarship or discount whatever is higher.

Standard Fees

All fees are non-refundable and due at the time of application or enrollment. Other fees may include service and late fees. Please review the Academic Catalog for details and specific amounts. For cancelation and refund policy, please visit Policies page.

Fee Amount
Application Fee* $20.00
Student Services Fee  $30.00
English Placement Test Fee (per test)
On-campus Placement Test Fee 
Online English Placement Test Fee


*Application fee is valid for one year.

Living & Other Expenses

Funds for personal expenses (e.g., room and board) are not included in VIU’s tuition. E-books are included (upon availability) in degree program tuition. All students must obtain the necessary books before the course add/drop period ends.

Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your cost of attendance.


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