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Tuition and Fee Rates* for Fall 2023/Spring & Summer 2024:

  • In-state Students:
    • Total Tuition & Fees = $166.61 per credit hour
      • ​Tuition = $158.61 per credit hour
      • Activity Fee = $8.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State Students:​
    • Total Tuition & Fees = $366.71 per credit hour 
      • ​Tuition = $335.21 per credit hour
      • Activity Fee = $8.00 per credit hour
      • Capital Fee = $23.50 per credit hour (only for out-of-state students)

* Subject to change

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Cost of Attendance - 2023-24

Expense

In State - student living with parents

In State - student not living with parents

Out of State - student living with parents

Out of State - student not living with parents

*Tuition and Fees

$4,998

$4,998

$11,001

$11,001

Books and Supplies

$1,789

$1,789

$1,789

$1,789

Transportation

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

Room and Board

$7,313

$11,147

$7,313

$11,147

Personal Expenses

$2,035

$2,035

$2,035

$2,035

Fall and Spring Total

$17,638

$21,472

$23,641

$27,475

*Full-time based on 15 credit hours enrolled both fall and spring,

For enrollment less than full-time (12 credits) the budget items may be reduced. 

Notice from the State Board for Community Colleges

First Time in Five Years Virginia’s Community Colleges Increase Tuition
Tuition Rate Decision Delayed Since May Due to Lack of State Budget

RICHMOND, Va. – Recognizing the impact of mandatory cost increases, which include statewide adjustments for compensation and benefits, the State Board for Community Colleges voted unanimously to increase tuition for the first time in five years. This increase of $4.61 per credit hour (3%) will go into effect for the 2023-2024 academic year.

“We reviewed the options of further delaying a decision, which would have adversely impacted our students, or we could move forward with a tuition increase to ensure continued high-quality instruction,” said Peggy Layne, Chair, State Board of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “Unfortunately, this increase will not fully cover all of the cost pressures faced by our community colleges in these inflationary times.”

At about one-third of the comparable costs of tuition of Virginia’s public four-year universities, Virginia’s Community Colleges remain Virginia’s most affordable pathway to better jobs. The new rate is $158.61 per credit hour, or $2,379.15 for a 15 credit-hour semester. The tuition increase only applies to tuition as other mandatory fees vary at the community college level.

Virginia’s Community Colleges have held the same tuition rate for five consecutive years and even delayed making a decision since May in order to wait for the General Assembly to conclude deliberations on the State Budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Since state budget deliberations are ongoing, the State Board determined a tuition increase was necessary to ensure continued quality instruction and uninterrupted services to community college students. 

“Keeping Virginia’s Community Colleges accessible to Virginians will remain a top priority,” said Dr. David Doré, Chancellor for Virginia’s Community Colleges. “We’re grateful for programs like G3 tuition assistance, offered as a last-dollar support to students with a household income generally less than $100,000 and pursuing high-demand career fields, and FastForward, a pay-for-performance program that incentivizes students to complete short-term credential training programs for Virginia’s most in-demand jobs. Our community colleges will continue to do everything we can to remain affordable, deliver high-quality instruction, and support Virginians as they pursue better jobs and better lives through postsecondary education and training.”

There were no increases to the tuition differential rates charged at eight of Virginia’s 23 community colleges (Brightpoint, Germanna, Northern Virginia, Piedmont Virginia, Reynolds, Tidewater, Virginia Peninsula, and Virginia Western). Tuition differential rates allow colleges to address unique and specific institutional priorities. The revised tuition rates, that are inclusive of the tuition differential, specific to these colleges will be posted on their websites.

About Virginia’s Community Colleges

Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills, so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve approximately 250,000 students each year across 23 schools. For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu.