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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Radiography :: Estimated Cost

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 70 credits. **The tuition for prerequisites BIO141 and SDV101 (6 cr. total of $1,070) 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 placement test 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 2020 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $178.49 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $376.09 per credit hour

Item First Year Second Year Total
Tuition (In-State) **see note above $6,247.15 $5,176.21 $11,423.36
Books (Radiography only) 450.00 200.00 650.00
Uniforms/Shoes 275.00 150.00 425.00
Medical Exam/CBC/Hepatitis B, Tuberculin Skin Test (or chest x-ray) 330.00 20.00 350.00
Background check/drug screening/Immunization/Health Tracker/American Heart Association CPR 310.00   310.00
Program Fees (includes film badge fee each semester) 223.00 173.00 396.00
TOTAL $7,835.15 $5,719.21 $13,554.36
Tuition: $
Credits: 70 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

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

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean