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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 2018 and Spring 2019 Tuition Rates

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

Virginia Resident Students Military Contract Out-of-State2 Military Veterans and Dependents of Active Duty3 Dual Enrolled4  Business Contract Students5  Out-of-State Students
Tuition1 $180.40 $180.40 $180.40 $180.40 $240.40 $359.65
Capital Fee $0.00 $21.00 $0.00 $0.00 $21.00 $21.00
Student Activities Fee $4.60 $4.60 $4.60 $4.60 $4.60 $4.60
Parking Infrastructure Fee6 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Per Credit $187.00 $208.00 $187.00 $187.00 $268.00 $387.25

1 The tuition and fee rates are effective for the Fall 2018 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 out-of state 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.

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. Out-of state active-duty military students who reside in Virginia should not be charged the capital fee.

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

4 Dual enrolled students - all qualified dual enrolled students receive the in-state tuition rate. Mandatory E&G fees apply except for the capital fee.

5 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. Mandatory E&G fees including capital fee apply.

6 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 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Tuition Rates

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

Virginia Resident Students Military Contract Students2 Business Contract Students3 Out-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, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 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 of a parking permit or visitor parking.

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