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Estimated 2021/2022 Costs for F-1 & J-1 Students


Required funding for I-20 & DS-2019 issuance

Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition & Fees $31,700 $25,600
Housing $6,500 $6,500
Personal/Books $4,700 $4,700
Health Insurance $2,700 $2,700
Estimate $45,600 $39,500
  • Completely review ODU's Certificate of Eligibility document requirements.
  • Estimates are based on full-time enrollment for the 9 month academic year (15 credit hours for Undergraduate/9 credit hours for Graduate). 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.
  • Year round (12 month) health insurance is required for the entire duration of study in F-1 status. Costs covering the University insurance plan are added to your tuition bill, and can be paid in one payment or through installments via enrollment in a payment plan. Students in J-1 status must maintain health insurance coverage meeting Exchange Visitor Program requirements.

Dependents in F-2 & J-2 status

Living Expenses Health Insurance* Estimated Additional Cost
Spouse $2,500 $2,400 $4,900
Child $2,300 $2,400 $4,700
Spouse + 1 child $4,800 $4,800 $9,600
Spouse + 2 children $7,100 $7,200 $14,300
Spouse + 3 children $9,400 $7,200 $16,600
Spouse + 4 children $11,700 $7,200 $18,900
  • Spouses and children in F-2 & J-2 status require additional funding for living and personal expenses. These added costs must be factored into the total amount of guaranteed support; please thoroughly review ODU's Certificate of Eligibility requirements. A copy of each dependents' passport identification page or birth certificate is required.
  • Purchase of the University insurance plan is not mandatory for dependents in F-2 status, though ODU strongly encourages coverage for all family members while residing in the United States. Dependents in J-2 status must maintain health insurance coverage that meets the Exchange Visitor Program requirements.


Campus Housing, Meal Plans & Tuition Payment


Cost & Rate Details

Official tuition rates may slightly vary from the estimated first year costs of attendance for F-1 & J-1 students.


Residence Hall

Room Type

Annual Cost

Semester Cost

Summer Cost

Dominion House

Deluxe Single

$9,750 $4,875

Single

$9,120 $4,560

Double

$7,998 $3,999
England House

Double

$7,998 $3,999
Foundation House Double $1,332 $666
France House

Double

$7,998 $3,999

Gresham Hall

Double

$7,206 $3,603

Ireland House

Deluxe Single

$9,750 $4,875

Single

$9,120 $4,560

Double

$7,998 $3,999
Owens House Single $9,120 $4,560
Double $7,998 $3,999

Powhatan

Two Bedroom - Double

$7,530

$3,765

Rogers Hall

Double $7,206 $3,603

Scotland House

Double

$7,998

$3,999
The Inn

Double

$7,458

$3,729

Deluxe Double $8,150 $4,075

University Village Buildings 1-10*

One Bedroom - Single

$16,778

$6,997

$2,784

Two Bedroom - Single

$14,234

$5,937

$2,360

Four Bedroom - Single

$11,382

$4,709

$1,964

Virginia House

Deluxe Single

$9,750

$4,875

Single

$9,120

$4,560

Double

$7,998

$3,999

Whitehurst

Double

$7,206

$3,603

*The University Village Apartments have an 11+ month contract period. Students in these buildings are responsible for the summer costs associated with the terms of the contract.

**The Foundation House is a scholarship house; applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and apply via the housing application. For more information, visit The Foundation House.


Summer Room Rates

Housing & Residence Life offers students the opportunity to live on-campus during the summer while taking classes or participating in University-sponsored events or activities. Students will be charged a daily rate for the duration of their stay.

For more information, visit Summer School Housing.