(click here for Summer 2006 Payment Deadlines)


NVCC is a public community college with financial support from the Commonwealth of Virginia. During 2003-2004, 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

Contract Students*

Contract Students*

Out-of-State Students






Technology Fee





Facilities Fee





Student Activities Fee





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*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.

Tuition Deadlines

If you register:

You must pay:

Between April 11 –
July 24

By 5:00 PM July 25, or your classes may be dropped

July 25 or later

By 5:00 PM the next business day after you enroll, or your classes may be dropped

Visit the College Web site or call the Tuition and Fees Hotline (703-323-3803) for Business Office hours at each campus.

If you have sufficient approved or anticipated financial aid or a current tuition assistance agreement (third-party contract), your classes will be protected. If anticipated financial aid or your contract is not sufficient to pay all tuition and fees, you must pay the difference by the due date. Failure to make full payment may result in your classes being dropped.

If you need help paying tuition and fees, consider using the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan or applying for financial aid.

The NOVA Tuition Assistance Grant (NOVA TAG) is available for the Fall 2006 term. See the Financial Aid section for details.

You are responsible for your enrollment. You must pay by the deadlines for any classes you intend to take and drop any courses you no longer wish to take. Use NovaConnect to verify your enrollment and payments (allow up to 48 hours for all payments to be posted on NovaConnect). Failure to withdraw properly can result in your being charged tuition and/or a failing grade for the course.

If you need help paying tuition and fees, consider using the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan or applying for financial aid.

Tuition Payment. You may pay by any of the following methods:

FACTS (Fast Automatic Cash Transfer System) Tuition Payment Plan - For a non-refundable fee, FACTS allows you to make a down payment and then pay the balance of your tuition in monthly, interest-free payments. For more information or to enroll online go to

Credit Card—Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted over NovaConnect on the Web. Click on the “Make a Payment” button on the Web page and follow the instructions. The system can take a few minutes to process your payment, so don’t click the payment authorization more than once! 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—Payments may be made in person or mailed to any campus Business Office but must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., July 25, 2006. Include the student’s name, Student ID number (NovaConnect ID), and the telephone number of the account’s owner. Addresses for each campus are listed “Campus Map and Directory” in this schedule.

Cash—Cash payments must be made in person at a Business Office.

Financial Aid—To pay with approved (anticipated) financial aid, you must have received an Official Financial Aid Notification Letter from the NVCC College Financial Aid Office. Awards may also be viewed via NovaConnect Web. In the event your award does not fully cover your tuition/fees, please complete payments using FACTS, NovaConnect, or in person at a campus Business Office. You may apply for a student loan to cover additional tuition costs. View your financial aid awards from NovaConnect Web.

Contract Payment—You must submit your employer’s written authorization to be billed for your classes 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 enroll 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.

Wire Transfer of Funds— the college can receive wire transfer of funds from an originator’s bank. If you are interested in paying by this method, contact a campus Cashier or Business Manager to receive detailed instructions for how to transfer funds in this manner.

Verify your enrollment and payment status by using NovaConnect. Make sure to print out your official course schedule from


If you decide not to attend a course, you MUST officially drop it by the “Last Day for Tuition Refund” if you want a refund (see “Important Fall Semester Dates” ). You may still withdraw until the “Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty” but you will not receive a tuition refund.

Tuition refunds are not automatic, except for courses cancelled by the College. If you wish to drop a course, you must either drop it using NovaConnect Web or NovaConnect Telephone, or come to a campus Student Services Center in person before the drop deadline. If the drop 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,” or in the College Calendar at ELI refund dates are included in the course information sent to you by ELI. If the College cancels a course or you drop a full 16-week semester course by September 5, 2006 (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 refunds for payments not made on the Web 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.

Refunds for College services other than tuition payments (such as parking permits) are handled separately from tuition refunds. Such refund requests must be made following regulations related to the particular service and directly to the office/department that provided the service. They are not included in tuition refunds.

As provided by federal regulation, if you receive Title IV (federal student aid) financial aid and you withdraw from all your classes 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. The College’s calculated portion of unearned aid will result in debt to the student that blocks all College services until paid. These policies are available from the College Financial Aid and /or Student Services Center Financial Aid Counselor.



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