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 2023 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $175.20 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $375.30 per credit hour

ItemFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Tuition (In-State)$6,132.00$4,730.40$10,862.40
Textbooks (Radiation Oncology only)550.00150.00700.00
Medical Exam/CBC/Hepatitis B, Rubella screening and/or vaccine, Tuberculin Skin Test (or chest x-ray), flu shot400.00400.00
Background check/Drug screening/Compliance Health Tracker127.00127.00
American Heart Association CPR/Miscellaneous Fees (radiation dosimeter badge, etc.)400.00400.00

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, HLT 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.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 72 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


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


Martha Sullivan, Dean