Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education and financing a theatre, film and television, journalism or communication degree require a significant investment of time and money. However, gaining the skills and credentials needed to pursue your vocational calling is well worth it. It's an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your life.

Students are encouraged to be both practical and creative when planning out how they will fund their studies. There are many forms of financial aid available ranging from third party scholarships, low interest federal and private loans, university scholarships, grants, employer reimbursements, and others. Make sure to do an exhaustive search to discover which of these, or combination of these, will help you to determine how to pay for graduate school and arrive at your goal. Please feel free to contact us with questions at

Financial Resources

Tuition & Fees

Item Rates (2015-2016) Notes
M.A. & MFA Programs $685/credit hour  
MFA in Acting Program $895/credit hour  
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $885/credit hour  
Certificate of Graduate Studies (Theatre) $685/credit hour  
Course Infrastructure Fee -
M.A. programs, MFA (FTV) & Ph.D.
Course Infrastructure Fee - MFA (Acting) $395/course  
Technology Fee $250/semester For those taking at least 3 credit hours
Student Parking $100/semester For those taking at least 3 credit hours on campus
Council of Graduate Students (COGS) $20/semester For those taking courses on campus in Virginia Beach, Va.
Library Course $50 one-time fee All students must register for this course to graduate
Late Fee $100 Applied due to late registration or late payment