This is an estimated list of some expenses that should be anticipated, if accepted into the program. Only tuition and books are usually covered by financial aid funds. The Radiography new student orientation is held in the summer to discuss and answer questions about these items.  Students are responsible for choosing the provider of their medical care and expenses vary accordingly.  Students are responsible for laundering of uniforms and their own transportation to facilities utilized for clinical experiences.  VWCC does not offer student housing.  The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

Note: Payment of tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to the number of credit hours enrolled in.  The curriculum is a total of 71 credits. **The tuition for prerequisites BIO141 and SDV101 (6 cr. total of $1,020.54) is not included in this table, as they are completed prior to the program. It does not include any costs for prerequisite courses (Algebra I, Algebra II, and sciences/lab) or other developmental classes identified by High School GPA and math courses completed (within the last five years) or Direct Enrollment as they vary by student and cannot be determined until the application is reviewed.  The VWCC Radiography program is a restricted admission 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 are subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $175.20 per credit hour (subject to change)
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $375.30 per credit hour

ItemFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Tuition (In-state) **see note above$6,307.20$5,080.80$11,388.00
Books (Radiography only)450.00200.00650.00
Medical Exam/CBC/Hepatitis B, Tuberculin Skin Test (or chest x-ray)350.0050.00400.00
Background check/drug screening/Immunization/Health Tracker, American Heart Association CPR400.00400.00
Miscellaneous Fees (radiation dosimeter badge, markers, etc.)223.00173.00396.00


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 71 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


Susan A. Nolley, M.S., R.T.(R)
Assistant Professor, Radiography


Martha Sullivan, Dean