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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Radiation Oncology :: Estimated Cost

This is an estimate of some expenses that should be anticipated, only if accepted into this restricted admission program. Details about these items are covered during orientation for students upon entering the program. Medical expenses do vary depending on your provider of services. Student housing is not available at VWCC. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from classes/clinical. Clinical rotations may require travel to multiple sites utilized for training and some assignments may be outside the primary campus service area. The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees site.

(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2020 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $178.49 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $378.59 per credit hour

Item First Year Second Year Total
Tuition (In-State) $8,032.05 $4,819.23 $12,851.28
Textbooks (Radiation Oncology only) 550.00 150.00 700.00
Uniforms 300.00   300.00
Medical Exam/Hepatitis B, Rubella screening and/or vaccine 350.00   350.00
Tuberculin Skin Test/PPD (or chest x-ray) 20.00 20.00 40.00
Annual Flu Shot No charge if given at VWCC
Background check/Drug screening/Compliance tracking 127.00   127.00
CPR/Miscellaneous 150.00   150.00
TOTAL $9,529.05 $4,989.23 $14,518.28

NOTE: These costs are only an estimate (subject to increase) and may not be limited to the items listed.

Actual tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to the number of credit hours the student enrolls in. The tuition estimate total is based on the 62 credit curriculum for this degree and the ten credits of college level prerequisites (BIO 141, HHLT 141, MTh 161 and SDV 101). It does not include additional costs (tuition/books) associated with completing prerequisite or developmental classes identified by placement test as they vary by student and cannot be determined until application material is reviewed.

Tuition: $
Credits: 72 Hours
Time: 2 years


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Tillie Conner, MS, RT(R)(T)
Director and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

A.A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1981
B.A. - Mary Baldwin College, 1990
M.S.Ed. - Virginia Polytechnic University, 2002

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean