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Tuition & Aid

Funding Your Brandcenter Education

Tuition, Fees & Estimated Costs

Full-Time Master’s Program

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition and fees for the 2023-24 school year (one year of the two-year program):
    • In-State: $26,630
    • Out-of-State: $27,320
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change. We’ll update tuition and fees for the upcoming year when it’s available. Visit VCU Student Financial Services for tuition and fee details.
  • Parking, room and board, and meal plans are not included in tuition.

Most Brandcenter students live off campus, though a limited number of on-campus housing options are available. If you have questions about living off campus, visit VCU Off-Campus Housing.


Scholarships & Federal Aid

Brandcenter Scholarships

  • Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible Brandcenter students in the full-time master’s program.
  • Scholarships typically range between $500 and $5,000.
  • After submitting your application for admission, you’ll receive a link to apply for scholarships within your Brandcenter portal. Your admissions and scholarship application must be completed by the March 17 deadline.
  • Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid if they are eligible to do so. View the FAFSA eligibility criteria.
  • Visit Brandcenter Tuition & Aid and VCU Student Financial Services for more information and resources.
Federal Aid: Student Loans, Federal Work Study & More

Additional Graduate Funding Resources at VCU

Visit VCU Graduate School Funding for more information and resources for funding your education.

Graduate Assistantships & Part-Time Positions

Graduate Assistantships & Part-Time Positions through VCU

  • Eligible students can apply for both graduate assistantships and other part-time job opportunities at the university via the Handshake career resource tool, once they’ve registered for classes.
  • August/September is the best time to look for graduate assistantship positions. 
Additional External Scholarships & Freelance Work

We share external scholarship or freelance work opportunities with current students as soon as the information is available.

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