The Cost of Attendance or the COA is the estimated total cost of attending Virginia Tech for one Academic Year. This figure includes both billed costs, such as tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meal plans, if applicable. It also includes incidental costs, such as off-campus housing, meals, books, supplies, personal and travel expenses.  The same COA is used whether you live on or off-campus, so this will not affect your aid eligibility. 

The COA is updated annually to reflect the current year's tuition and fees.  Other figures are determined by using biennial survey information gathered from a random sample of students.