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NVCC is a public community college with financial support from the state of Virginia. During 2002-2003, state general funds support of the College was 46% of the actual cost of operating the College. The remaining revenue was provided from student tuition and other sources.

The total cost of enrollment at NVCC is based upon a charge per credit hour. The charge consists of tuition and fees as follows:


Virginia Students

Virginia Contract Students*

Out-of-State Students






Technology Fee





Facilities Fee





Student Activities Fee





Per Credit





*Virginia Contract Students—This rate applies to out-of-state students whose Virginia employer or federal agency in Virginia has entered into a contractual relationship with NVCC.

Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses.

Types of Payment. (Note: You must pay in full to reserve your course registrations.) You may pay by any of the following methods:

Credit Card—Visa and MasterCard are accepted over NovaConnect. Click on the “Make a Payment” button on the Web page and follow the instructions for a credit card payment. Be sure to print out a copy of your confirmation number to have for future reference. The telephone NovaConnect system is also available for credit card payments.

Check or Money Order—You may mail a check or money order to a campus Business Office. Addresses for each campus are listed in this schedule under “Campus Map and Directory.”

Cash—Cash payments are accepted only in person at the campus Business Office.

Financial Aid—To pay with approved financial aid, you must have received an Official Financial Aid Award Letter from the NVCC College Financial Aid Office. In the event your award does not fully cover your tuition/fees, please complete payments using NovaConnect or in person at a campus Business Office.

Contract Payment—You must submit contract documents to a campus Business Office. If your contract was mailed or faxed by the authorizing agency, you must notify the campus Business Office at the time you register to ensure the contract is applied to your financial account. By using an agency or employer contract/authorization, you agree to accept responsibility for the full amount of tuition if the agency/employer does not pay within 30 days after invoice.

Please verify your registration and payment status by using NovaConnect. You may also make separate or additional credit-card payments after registration by using NovaConnect. We urge you to visit NovaConnect on the Web at to obtain your official course schedule. Students who have received their financial aid award letters are encouraged to verify their financial aid information on the College Web site at

In order to avoid financial responsibility, you must drop a class if you decide not to attend. DO NOT assume you will be dropped automatically.

Tuition refunds are not automatic, except for courses canceled by the College. If you wish to drop a course, you must either use NovaConnect or complete a Registration Worksheet and submit it to a campus Admissions and Records Office in person, by mail, or FAX. See campus FAX numbers listed in the front of this schedule. However the Registration Worksheet is submitted, it must be received in the Admissions and Records Office by the end of posted business hours on the last published drop date. If the drop form is received after that date, you will not be eligible for a tuition refund.

The last date that you may drop a course and receive a refund is indicated in the “Important Dates” page in the Schedule of Classes or in the College Calendar at (ELI refund dates are included in the course information sent to you.) If the College cancels a course or you drop a full 12-week semester course by May 29, 2004 (or within the first 15% of a shorter term course), you are eligible for a refund and the course will be deleted from your record. No refunds will be made after the specified dates.

Only credit card payments made through the NovaConnect Web site will receive an automatic refund to the credit card if a class is dropped or cancelled. Credit card refunds will not be processed at the campus Business Offices. All other refunds are processed by the Virginia State Treasurer’s Office after the published add/drop period and should be received by mail within a few weeks of that date. Refund checks, except those requested by students who presented employer contracts, will be made payable to the student.

As provided by federal regulation, if you receive Title IV (federal student aid) financial aid and you withdraw from all your courses within 60% of the enrollment period, you are subject to having a portion of your financial aid returned to the program based on the date of your withdrawal. Such refunds are credited to the student aid programs from which you received aid. These policies are available from the College Financial Aid and Business Offices.


Northern Virginia Community College 2004
This page was last updated on June 28, 2004 4:44 PM