Qualification Options for Tuition/Residency

Undocumented Students: The Tuition Equity Provision established in July 2020 allows for any student who calls Virginia their home but is unable to demonstrate legal domicile to be able to apply under this exception. This is not the same as qualifying as "domiciled in Virginia".

Steps to qualify for in-state tuition exception as Dependent:

  1. Apply to NOVA.
  2. Bring the following documents to a campus Student Services Center:
    1. Tuition Equity Provision.
    2. Photo Identification for students.
    3. Final High School Transcript (must show at least 2 years of attendance) or GED.
    4. Federal Income Taxes of person who student depends on.
    5. Virginia income tax returns (VA 760) for 2 previous years.
  3. Students who are Independent need to provide their own Virginia income tax returns.
  4. Students who are homeschooled should provide home school certification and a copy of the filed letter of intent.
  5. Indicate Residency as the document type when uploading documents.

Questions? Contact the Student Services Center at any campus or email enrollmentservices@nvcc.edu.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Students who fall under these categories may qualify for in-state tuition by following the steps outlined on the pages below:

Other Visa Types that may qualify for in-state tuition:

There are several additional immigrant visa types that are eligible for in-state tuition. Refer to the list below to learn if your particular visa is eligible to apply for in-state tuition and also for steps on how to apply.