NVCC Fall 1999 Class Schedule

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    NVCC is a public community college with financial support from the state of Virginia. During 1998-99, state general funds support of the College was 56% 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:

    (Tuition and Fees Subject to Change)


Virginia Students

Virginia Contract Students*

Out-of-State Students





Technology Fee




Student Activities Fee




Per Credit




*Virginia Contract Students--This rate applies to out-of-state students who are part of a contract between NVCC and a Virginia employer or federal agency in Virginia.
    Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses.
    Types of Payment. There is no deferred payment of tuition. You may pay by any of the following methods:
    Cash—Payment is accepted only in person at the campus Business Office.
    Check or Money Order—Make check payable to NVCC. The check must be for the exact amount of tuition due. No third-party checks will be accepted. Please indicate on the front of the check the student’s name, address, phone number, and student identification number.
    Credit Card—Both VISA and MasterCard are accepted over NOVAnet or at the campus Business Office. If you are making payment in person and are using a credit card which is not in your name, your payment must be accompanied by a letter of authorization from the card owner. This letter is not necessary for NOVAnet payments.
    Financial Aid—To pay with approved financial aid, you must have received an Official Financial Aid Award Letter from the College Financial Aid Office.
    Contract Payment—You must submit contract documents to a campus Business Office. If your contract was mailed by the authorizing agency, you must notify the campus Business Office at the time of registration. 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 NOVAnet. You may also make separate or additional credit-card payments after registration by using NOVAnet. We urge you to come to campus to obtain an official enrollment receipt. This document sets forth the details of a student’s enrollment and provides information regarding add/drop and tuition refund deadlines. The official enrollment receipt also verifies student’s financial aid status. Those who have received Official Financial Aid Award Letters will find a notation on the enrollment receipt of "financial aid pending." Students who do not find this notation and who believe it should be present can contact the College Financial Aid Office (703) 323-3199 to correct any mistakes as soon as possible. Please, obtain your official enrollment receipt. Students who have received their award letters are encouraged to utilize the financial aid kiosks located on each campus to verify their financial aid information.
     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 NOVAnet (please refer to the NOVAnet Telephone Registration Worksheet and the "NOVAnet Helpful Hints" page in this schedule) or complete a Registration Worksheet and submit it to your home 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 on your official Student Enrollment Receipt, which may be obtained from the Business Office (ELI refund dates are included in each ELI packet). If the College cancels a course or you drop a full 16-week semester course by September 3, 1999 (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.
    If you paid tuition fees by credit card, refunds due you will be credited to the credit card account only if the card is presented to the Business Office at the time of drop. 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.
    Student financial aid recipients who withdraw from all courses may be eligible for a pro rata refund of tuition as provided by federal regulation. Such refunds are credited to student aid programs from which the student received aid. These policies are available from the College Financial Aid and Business Offices.

    Taxpayers may be eligible to claim a nonrefundable Hope Scholarship or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit to help them pay for postsecondary education for themselves and/or their dependent children. These tax credits can reduce the amount of federal income tax for returns filed in 1999 or later.

Hope Scholarship Tax Credit. The new tax credit is available to a taxpayer for qualified tuition and related expenses. It is available to parents of dependent students or to students who are not claimed as dependents on their parents’ federal tax return. A student must enroll at least half time during at least one academic period during the tax year (January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999). The Hope credit can be claimed only for two tax years and applies only to the first two years of postsecondary education. The tax credit is equal to all of the first $1,000 of tuition and fees (less scholarships, grants, and tax-free tuition benefits) and half of the next $1,000 of tuition and fees. The maximum credit is $1,500. A student cannot have a drug felony conviction in a year that the credit applies.
     Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. This credit applies to tuition and fees for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education course work taken part-time to improve or upgrade job skills. A family can claim a credit equal to 20 percent of $5,000 of educational expenses. The maximum benefit is $1,000 each tax year. Eligible education expenses are reduced by scholarships, grants, and other tax-free tuition benefits.
    (Note: For both programs the credit is phased out for joint filers between $80,000 - $100,000 of income and for single filers between $40,000 - $50,000 of income.)

What You Need to Do:

    1. For each tax year, keep copies of documents related to payment of qualified tuition and fees, such as canceled checks or credit card statements, financial aid awards, scholarships received, and employer-paid tuition benefits.
    2. Obtain relevant IRS forms and documents, such as IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education. Telephone: 1-800-829-3676 for forms and 1-800-829-1040 for information.
    3. Visit the IRS web site at www.irs.ustreas.gov/hot/not97-601.html or NVCC’s web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/sis/ for more information.

  1. Make sure that Admissions and Records has an accurate social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) and address for you and any individual who can claim you as a dependent on the federal tax return.
  2. Send the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit Form in this schedule, to the Admissions and Records Office at your home campus.

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