All prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Considerations in calculating the approximate total funds that you will require for study include your planned length of stay, tuition and fees, living expenses, and health insurance. Provision needs to be made for yourself and any dependents who will accompany you.
The following rate sheets detail estimated school-related expenses:
Course and related fees are explained in further detail in the Getting Started section of the Student Handbook.
For accompanying family members, we recommend budgeting in living expenses an additional $90 per week of planned stay for spouse plus $35 per week per child. Child-care expenses such as babysitting and/or day care is an additional cost. Health insurance (see below) is required for all family members.
Tuition payments and refund policy
Tuition and other fees are invoiced after classes begin each term. Payment is due in full within five business days of invoicing date. Late fees will be assessed to overdue accounts.
Tuition and other fee payments may be made as follows:
- By credit card or e-check on the Hokie Spa site.
- In person at the University Bursar office in Blacksburg. The office accepts payments in cash or check.
No refunds are given for tuition payments. Tuition reductions are not given for late arrivals or early departures.
Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. The LCI does not invoice for housing costs.
An official, signed copy of a letter of financial guarantee is required of all students who are on scholarship or will be sponsored by a third-party organization. The letter should include the student's name, ID number, scholarship amount, period of validity, and sponsor's billing details. It should be sent as soon as possible for receipt no later than the end of the first week of classes.
Financial guarantees from sponsors should be sent to:
Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute
Business Office, attn. Accts Receivable
840 University City Blvd., Suite 2
Blacksburg VA 24061 USA
A pending credit will be placed on an the student's account until a financial guarantee is received. The student is ultimately responsible for payment. If payment has not been received from the sponsor before the end of classes for the semester, the pending credit will be canceled, and the student will be billed. Students will be notified before pending credit is canceled.
Questions concerning the billing of a sponsor should be be directed to the LCI Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health insurance requirement
Health insurance covering care in the U.S. is required of all LCI students and accompanying dependents. Health insurance may be purchased upon arrival. Purchasing health insurance through the LCI will cost $60-$170 per month per person or family member, depending upon the ages of those covered and the type of plan chosen.