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State Board for Community Colleges to Discuss 2023-24 Tuition and Fees at May Meeting


In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2023. The board will meet at 9 a.m. on May 18, 2023, at the Virginia Community College System office, 300 Arboretum Place, Richmond, VA 23236. 

The State Board will consider whether to keep fees the same or a mandatory tuition and fee increase of  up to 4.7 percent for all undergraduate students, subject to budget provisions of the 2023 General Assembly. The maximum potential increase would equate to a tuition and general fee rate of $161.25 per credit-hour for in-state students and would result in a net annual increase of $217 for a student enrolling in thirty credit-hours during the academic year.

Individual community colleges will use revenue generated from an increase in tuition and mandatory fees to pay for cost increases associated with compensation and benefit increases, contractual obligations, technology and strategic initiatives, inflationary cost impacts, debt service and potential adjustments to student fees.

Written comments regarding a potential increase will be accepted from members of the public through May 17 and will be made available to the board before action on tuition is taken. Written comments may be sent to Rose Marie Owen, executive assistant to the chancellor, at rmowen@vccs.edu, or they may be mailed to the attention of Rose Marie Owen at:  Office of the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, 300 Arboretum Parkway Richmond, VA 23236

For general media questions regarding this notice, please contact Jim Babb, VCCS communications manager at jbabb@vccs.edu. For general NOVA media questions, please contact Hoang Nguyen, associate director of external communications at hdnguyen@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls nearly 80,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield (Medical Education Campus) and Woodbridge, through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment. We offer more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals through university transfers and access to the most in-demand careers. At NOVA, we strive to ensure that every student succeeds, every program achieves and every community prospers. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, visit our website, www.nvcc.eduor call 703.323.3000.