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Tuition, Payment & Refund Information

Tuition, Payment, and Refund Information

Because NOVA is a public community college with financial support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the College offers its students an exceptional educational value. In fact, NOVA's tuition is among the lowest of any college or university in the Washington, D.C. area.

Enrollment costs at NOVA are based on a tuition-and-fee charge per credit hour, and are the same for credit or audit courses.

The College does not send bills for tuition—you are responsible for paying your tuition on time. Check your enrollment information online often. 

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Tuition Refunds

NOVA understands occasionally life circumstances cause you to change your plans and you may need to drop a class.  You will not receive a refund for courses dropped after the census date (last day to drop with a refund or change to audit – see Important Dates) except for courses cancelled by the College.

Learn more about tuition refunds and forgiveness of debt.