Cost of Attendance
Recognizing that attending the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is a significant investment of time and money, we strive to provide our students with the information and means to finance their degree.
The budget provided below is based on a moderate student lifestyle and represents the maximum amount of financial aid possible for the current academic year. Tuition is set by the University’s Board of Trustees and is ratified each year.
Cost of Attendance per Academic Year (2016 – 2017)
|Item||Master of Science in Oriental Medicine||Master of Science in Acupuncture||Remarks|
|Tuition and Fees||$5,640||$5,640||12 Quarter Credits per Quarter|
|Room and Board||$12,000||$12,000||$1,500 per Month|
|Books and Supplies||$1,200||$1,200||$400 per Quarter|
|Transportation||$800||$800||$100 per Month|
|Personal / Miscellaneous||$2,400||$2,400||$300 per Month|
- There are 3 terms during one academic year. Each term consists of 10 weeks of instruction.
- The living expense is calculated for 8 months (36 Weeks)
Total Program Cost (Tuitions and Fees only)
(Normal Program Length)
|Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
4 years (16 Quarters)
|Master of Science in Acupuncture
3 years (12 Quarters)
|Registration Fee ($80/Q)||$1,280||$960|
|Didactic Courses ($150/Credit)||$29,100||$19,650|
|Clinical Courses ($300/Credit)||$9,900||$6,900|
|Internship Fee ($100/Q)||$800||$600|
|Malpractice Insurance ($200/yr)||$400||$400|
* Living Expenses such as Health Services & Insurance, Room & Board, Personal Expenses, and Transportation will vary from student to student. Students will incur varying amounts of these costs depending on their individual circumstances. For example, for those students living off campus but not with their parents, the allowance will be based on reasonable expenses for the student’s room and board.