Tuition/Refunds

The registration of a student assumes a definite obligation between the student and VIU. It is an agreement by the student to fulfill all financial obligations stated in this catalog. Unpaid student accounts may delay or postpone graduation, the issuance of course credit, transcripts, and the student will not be permitted to take the final examination of any courses taken during the term unless arrangements are made with the business manager.

Tuition & Fees 

VIU Tuition
Program Resident/Distance Tuition
Undergraduate Credit $210 per semester credit hour
Graduate Credit $295 per semester credit hour
Graduate Certificate Credit $295 per semester credit hour
Doctor of Ministry Credit $425 per semester credit hour
Doctor of Philosophy Credit $525 per semester credit hour
Audit $200 per course
Research Methods/Tech Skills Course $50 per course
Personal Enrichment (DVD set) $325 per course
Personal Enrichment (Residential) $165 per course
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) $75 fee per course

 

Refund Policy

The following refund policy is for those who officially drop courses. Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal from a course. Courses are officially dropped when the student completes an Add/Drop form and is signed by the instructor and submitted to the Registrar’s office. Please allow up to two weeks for the refund to be processed. There are no refunds of course fees. VIU does not charge a fee to process a refund.

Refund Schedule
Module Tuition Refund Schedule
Courses dropped by the end of the first class session—100% refund
Courses dropped by the end of the second class session—50% refund
Courses dropped after the second class session—no refund
Semester Resident Tuition Refund Schedule
Courses dropped by the end of the second week—100% refund
Courses dropped before the end of the fourth week—50% refund
Courses dropped after the end of the fourth week—no refund
Distance Learning Refund Schedule
Courses dropped by the end of the first week—100% refund
Courses dropped by the end of the second week—50% refund
Courses dropped after the second week will not receive a refund.
Arranged Courses
*There is no refund for Arranged Courses.