Cost and financial aid


Tuition for a full year (three semesters including summer) is $25,000. For individual courses, tuition will be assessed at a rate of $825 per credit hour. Tuition is waived for students supported by VAIGS fellowships.


Students in the doctoral program at VAIGS are supported by institutional (internal) fellowships for five years. These fellowships are not dependent on their mentor’s research grants and include a stipend of approximately $30,000 per year and health insurance for the student (and family). VAIGS also provides funds to support dissertation research expenses and up to $2,000 per year to attend scientific conferences.