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Tuition & Fees

Northern Virginia Community College offers its students an exceptional educational value -- among the lowest tuition of any college or university in the Washington, D.C. area, thanks to financial support from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Tuition Rates

The total cost of enrollment is based upon a charge per credit hour. Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses.

Virginia Resident StudentsMilitary Contract Students2Business Contract Students3Out-of-State Students

Tuition1

$168.15

$168.15

$228.15

$347.40

Technology Fee

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50

Facilities Fee

0

$21.00

$21.00

$21.00

Student Activities Fee

$4.60

$4.60

$4.60

$4.60

Parking Infrastructure Fee4

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

Per Credit

$183.25

$204.25

$264.25

$383.50

1 The tuition and fee rates are effective for the Fall 2017 semester. Tuition is subject to change by action of the State Board of Community Colleges. Fees are payable with tuition and are charged per-credit hour basis.

2 The military contract rate applies to federal military installations located in Virginia. It allows the military contract rate to be charged to out-of-state domiciled military or civilian personnel stationed or working at these installations. The military contract rate is equal to the VCCS in-state tuition rate. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

In accordance with Chapter 782, 2017 Acts of Assembly, the State Board for Community Colleges approved the Military Contract Rate to apply to any out-of-state active duty military personnel stationed outside of Virginia, and not domiciled in Virginia, whether the tuition is paid by the military employer or personally by the active duty military member. Mandatory E&G fees including capital fee apply.

Dependents of active duty military personnel who reside in Virginia shall be deemed to be domiciled in Virginia and receive the in-state tuition rate. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

Military veterans residing within the Commonwealth shall be eligible for in-state tuition charges. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

3 Virginia employers and federal agencies located in Virginia pay the business contract rate for employees who have an out of state domicile. These employers pay the in-state rate for employees domiciled in Virginia. All mandatory E&G fees apply, including capital fee.

4 The Parking Infrastructure fee supports NOVA surface lot lighting, emergency response safety equipment, lot repair and paving. It does not include the cost for a parking permit or visitor parking.

Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017

The total cost of enrollment is based upon a charge per credit hour. Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses.

Virginia Resident StudentsMilitary Contract Students2Business Contract Students3Out-of-State Students

Tuition1

$163.15

$163.15

$223.15

$342.40

Technology Fee

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50

Facilities Fee

0

$20.00

$20.00

$20.00

Student Activities Fee

$4.10

$4.10

$4.10

$4.10

Parking Infrastructure Fee4

$1.50

$1.50

$1.50

$1.50

Per Credit

$177.25

$197.25

$257.25

$376.50

Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016

The total cost of enrollment is based upon a charge per credit hour. Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses.

Virginia Resident StudentsMilitary Contract Students2Business Contract Students3Out-of-State Students

Tuition1

$158.15

$158.15

$218.15

$337.40

Technology Fee

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50

Facilities Fee

0

$18.00

$18.00

$18.00

Student Activities Fee

$3.60

$3.60

$3.60

$3.60

Parking Infrastructure Fee4

$1.00

$1.00

$1.00

$1.00

Per Credit

$171.25

$189.25

$249.25

$368.50

1. Tuition rates are set by the State Board for Community Colleges and are subject to change.

2. The Military Contract rate applies to federal military installations located in Virginia. It allows the military contract rate to be charged to out-of-state domiciled military or civilian personnel stationed or working at these installations. The military contract rate is equal to the VCCS in-state tuition rate. Out-of-state military students under this contract who reside in Virginia should not be charged the capital fee. 

Dependents of active duty military personnel who reside in Virginia shall be deemed to be domiciled in Virginia and receive the in-state tuition rate. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

Military veterans residing within the Commonwealth shall be eligible for in-state tuition charges. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

Active Duty Military Personnel who reside in Virginia receive the in-state tuition rate. Any out-of-state active duty military students granted in-state tuition shall be counted as in-state for the purposes of determining college admissions, enrollment and tuition and fee revenue policies. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

3. The Business Contract rate applies to Virginia employers and federal agencies located in Virginia. It allows the business contract rate to be charged to employers for employees who have an out-of-state domicile. Charges to employers for in-state domiciled employees are at the in-state tuition rate. All mandatory E&G fees apply (including capital fee on those employees with an out-of-state domicile).

4. The Parking Infrastructure fee supports NOVA surface lot lighting, emergency response safety equipment, lot repair and paving. It does not include the cost for a parking permit or visitor parking.

For more information, see the tuition information in the Schedule of Classes.

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