Once your STP application has been received, approved, and processed you will be emailed a confirmation letter that includes payment information and deadlines.

Payment for all STP 2021 related charges are due no later than Friday, June 18th at 3:00 p.m.  Please refer to your confirmation letter (sent to email provided on STP application) for instructions on how to make payment.  If payment is not received by the deadline the student will be removed from the program.  Students wishing to be reinstated after the deadline will be assessed a $70 late registration fee.  Payment must be received prior to arriving at STP.

Cadet Accounting accepts payment for tuition and fees by cash, check, E-check, or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express). If a credit card is used, a 2.6% convenience fee will be assessed.  Your confirmation email will contain payment instructions.

The cost of books varies according to the course and instructor, but on the average, the cost for books for the summer program is approximately $150.00. An estimate for weekend meals in Lexington is $30.00 per weekend. Students bringing cars to STP will be required to pay a vehicle registration fee of $40.

The 2021 tuition and fees listed below are subject to final approval by the VMI Board of Visitors at the May meeting.


  • In-State Tuition: $380 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State Tuition: $1,190 per credit hour

Room and Board 

  • Room plus 19 Meal Plan (breakfast/lunch/dinner, Mon-Fri & brunch/dinner, Sat-Sun):  $1,344

Other Fees  

  •  *Auxiliary Fee: $135
  • On-post parking fee: $40
  • Late Registration Fee: $70

*The auxiliary fee covers medical services and use of athletic facilities and is required by all STP students.