Parents & family
Welcome, families! Your student is facing a huge life decision — and we know you’re there to support them as much as you can.
Between choosing a college, applying and figuring out how to pay for school, it can be a complex process. Please know, at VCU, we’re always here to help future Ram families. Start with the links below, and contact us as you and your student work through the process.
Study their options
We offer more than 200 programs, and have four majors that are unique to VCU.Browse our programs
The big question: cost
Find out VCU’s tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state students, and learn about scholarships and aid.Review cost and aid
A culture of inclusion
Get to know a university that embraces diversity, and where we're all about breaking barriers.Learn more
Let’s keep them well
VCU puts special focus on physical, mental and emotional wellness, with easy access to care.Explore student well-being
Their first year as a Ram
The first-year experience is one they’ll remember for years to come. Your student will start to find their passions by taking classes and making connections. And at VCU they’ll be part of a diverse community in a vibrant urban campus, where we offer courses designed to set them up for success.