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Estimated Costs/Fees

Estimated Costs for F-1 & J-1 Students

Required funding for I-20 & DS-2019 issuance

Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition & Fees $26,100 $20,400
Housing $6,500 $6,500
Personal/Books $4,500 $4,500
Health Insurance $2,000 $2,000
Estimate $39,100 $33,400

Estimates are based on full-time enrollment for the 9 month academic year (15 credit hours for Undergraduate/9 credit hours for Graduate); mandatory health insurance costs are for 12 months. Summer semester costs not included. These conservative estimates are based on the needs of an average student without dependents. Costs increase annually, and are subject to change without notice.

Dependents in F-2 & J-2 status

Living Expenses Health Insurance* Estimated Additional Cost
Spouse $2,500 $5,500 $8,000
Child $2,300 $1,980 $4,280
Spouse + 1 child $4,800 $7,500 $12,300
Spouse + 2 children $7,100 $9,450 $16,550
Spouse + 3 children $9,400 $9,450 $18,850
Spouse + 4 children $11,700 $9,450 $21,150
Spouse + 5 children
$14,000
$9,450 $23,450
Spouse + 6 children
$16,300
$9,450 $25,750

Dependent costs must be factored into the total amount of guaranteed financial support as indicated on ODU's financial affidavit of support.

*Dependents in F-2 status are not required to purchase the University sanctioned health insurance plan, however, ODU strongly encourages health insurance coverage for your spouse and children while residing in the United States. Dependents in J-2 status, per federal law, must maintain a health insurance policy that meets the requirements outlined by the Department of State.

Rate Details

Current Tuition Rates

Tuition Classification In State Rate Out of State Rate

Undergraduate Tuition for

  • Norfolk Campus Courses
  • Higher Education Centers
  • Off-Campus Courses Within Hampton Roads
  • Distance Learning
  • Off-Campus Courses Outside of Hampton Roads
$285.00 (per credit hour) $807.00 (per credit hour)

Graduate Tuition for

  • Norfolk Campus Courses
  • Higher Education Centers
  • Off-Campus Courses Within Hampton Roads
  • Distance Learning
  • Off-Campus Courses Outside of Hampton Roads
$412.00 (per credit hour) $1048.00 (per credit hour)

Selected Mandatory Fees

New Student Transition Fee -
$75
The New Student Transition Fee will be assessed to all new degree-seeking, non-distance undergraduate students and covers orientation and other transition-to-college programming.

The fee will be included in the tuition billing statement and is due by tuition deadline.
Mandatory - Fees applicable to all new degree-seeking, non-distance undergraduate students. This fee is not subject to waivers.
General Services Fee- $9.00 All students pay this fee each semester, regardless of the number of classes taken. This fee replaced the graduation fee, per course drop fees, reinstatement fees, matriculation fees, and the University Catalog fee. Mandatory- Fees applicable to all students regardless of domiciliary classification. The fee is not subject to waivers.
Student Health Fee - $76.00
Summer optional ($50.00)
The Student Health Fee is mandatory for full-time students ($76).

Undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours must pay this fee each semester.

Graduate students taking 9 or more credit hours must pay this fee each semester.

The fee is not charged for students taking all off-campus courses. If any courses are officially designated as Norfolk Campus courses, then the fee is mandatory.
Mandatory - Fees applicable to all students unless otherwise noted. The fee is optional for part-time students. The fee is not subject to waivers.

This fee is optional in the summer ($50).
Transportation Fee - $50.00
Not charged in Summer Sessions
The transportation fee is paid once each semester by all students. However, no fee is charged during the summer term. The fee is charged for students taking courses officially designated as Norfolk campus courses.

If any courses are officially designated as Norfolk campus courses, then the transportation fee is mandatory.
Mandatory - Fees applicable to all students, including those enrolled in student teaching, dissertation, theses, and GRAD 999 unless otherwise noted. This fee is not charged in the summer.
Course-Related Fees Fees may be assessed to students based on their enrollment in specific courses to cover the cost of laboratory support, other materials, or private lessons. Fees vary - Fees are identified with courses listed in the Guide to Enrollment published on the Office of the Registrar's web site.
International Student Fee $35.00 per semester The International Student Fee is mandatory for students attending the University on a student visa. This fee covers the administrative services associated with non-immigrant visa compliance and other related services. Mandatory - Fees applicable to students attending the University on a student visa.

International Student Health Insurance (F & J Visa Holders)

$148 per month

Health insurance charges are posted directly to the student's billing statement and are due on the tuition deadlines for the academic year. International students have the option of participating in the University's Payment Plan available in Fall and Spring semesters only.

Fall Semester (Aug-Dec) charges due Fall tuition deadline.

Spring Semester (Jan-July) charges due Spring tuition deadline.

Summer Semester (May-July) charges due Summer tuition deadline.

Non-credit students enrolled in the English Language Center Program will be charged based on the session. Tuition and fees for non-credit programs are due at the time of enrollment.

Mandatory for F and J Visa holders and all nonimmigrant dependents. For more information contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
Other Fees Other fees are assessed for special services. For more information, contact Customer Relations via e-mail at tuition@odu.edu.

Current Housing Rates

Meal Plans

On-Campus Meal Plan Rates

Meal Plan Meals/Period Flex Points/Semester Guest Meals Cost/Term ** Eligibility

Block 300

300/semester

$100

*

$2,122

Everyone

Block 225 225/semester $200 * $1928.00 Everyone
Block 160 160/semester $450 * $1928.00 Everyone
Block 80 80/semester $300 * $1064.00 Apartment Residents Only
Block 50 50/semester $125 * $611.00 Apartment Residents Only
Block 25 25/semester $100 * $351.00 Apartment Residents Only
  • Meals do not transfer from semester to semester.
  • Flex point balances will carry from fall to spring semester.
  • Meal plans end after spring semester exams.

*Block meals can be used to allow your guests to dine with you.

**Please note: The Board of Visitors approves changes to the meal plan rates for 2012-2013 in April 2012

Dining Plan Meals/Period Flex Points/Semester Guest Meals Cost/Term Eligibilty
19 Meal Plan 19/week $100 3/semester $1,869 Everyone
14 Meal Plan 14/week $300 3/semester $1,828 Everyone
10 Meal Plan 10/week $350 3/semester $1828 Everyone
5 Meal Plan 5/week $300 0 $1,044 Everyone
Block 225 225/semester $300 * $1,828 Everyone
Block 160 160/semester $350 * $1,828 Everyone
+ Block 120 Exchange 120/semester $500 * $2,038 Everyone
Block 80 80/semester $300 * $1,044 Everyone
Block 50 50/semester $125 * $559 Everyone
Block 25 25/semester $100 * $331 Everyone

+ Meal exchange swipes any day and any time of day at the P.O.D. Market.

* Block meals can be used to allow your guests to dine with you.