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Cost of Attendance

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
Total COA $22,040 $22,040
  • 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)
Application Fee $100 $100
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
Graduation Exam $200 $200
Graduation Fee $350 $350
Academic Total $42,130 $29,160

* 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.