VMCAS charges $205 for the first program you apply to and $105 for each additional program. For example, an application that includes 5 programs will cost $625 ($205 + $105 + $105 + $105 + $105). This fee does not include any supplemental fees required by your selected programs; all supplemental fees should be paid directly to schools/programs.
Submitting Your Payment
When you are ready to submit your application, go to the Submit Application tab and click Pay for My Programs. Do not submit any payments before submitting your application. Payments can only be made in the application via a credit card. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. Credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.
Once you submit your application and payment, click View Payment History for each program on the Check Status page to confirm your payment's receipt.
Because your designated programs have access to your information as soon as you submit your application, no refunds can be issued for any reason. This includes missed deadlines and programs no longer accepting applicants.
Before submitting your application, you are prompted to review and agree to VMCAS's policies. These policies include the refund policy and describe applicant responsibilities throughout the application process.
Credit Card Payment Disputes
An unauthorized credit card chargeback against a fee will result in the application being placed on hold for all programs. A chargeback is the return of funds to a consumer, typically occurring after a credit card transaction is disputed with the credit card company.
We will notify you if we receive an unauthorized chargeback from your credit card company. To reinstate your application, you must send a money order that totals the full fee plus a $25 bank processing charge for each incorrect chargeback within 10 business days of the notification.
If payment is not received within 10 business days, your application will remain on hold, all programs to which you applied will be notified of non-payment, and any future activity will be barred until all outstanding fees are paid in full.
Supplemental Applications and Fees
Individual schools may require supplemental applications and/or fees that should be sent directly to the school. Review each program's requirements for additional information and instructions.
To determine if your school requires a supplemental application, refer to the College Descriptor Pages.