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Tuition & Aid

Funding Your Brandcenter Education

Estimated Costs to Plan for

Tuition & Fees / 2023-24 School Year

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. 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

  • Scholarship awards are offered annually to eligible Brandcenter students.
  • Brandcenter scholarships typically range from $500 to $5,000; the average scholarship for the 2023-24 school year was $3,800.
  • Incoming first-year students will receive a link to apply for scholarships after submitting their application for admission.
  • Current first-year students will be invited to apply for scholarships via email in their spring semester.
Additional External Scholarships & Freelance Work

We share information about other scholarships or potential freelance work with current students whenever we receive it.

Federal Aid / Student Loans, Federal Work Study & More

Graduate Assistantships, Part-Time Positions & More

Graduate Assistantships & Part-Time Positions through VCU

  • You can apply for both graduate assistantship and other part-time job opportunities at the university via the Handshake career resource tool, once you’re registered for classes.
  • August/September is the best time to look for graduate assistantship positions. 
  • We share additional opportunities with students as we receive them.
Additional Graduate Funding Resources at VCU

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

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Master’s Program

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