Why does it matter if I am a Virginia resident?
Virginia residency reduces your cost of attendance.

The cost of attending a Virginia public college and university is shared between the student and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To be considered a Virginia resident

You, or your parent or guardian, must be a legal Virginia resident and have lived in Virginia for at least the past 12 months.

CVCC's application for admissions includes a residency section.  Check the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website more information about Virginia's residency requirements.