Paying for TCC

A college education is an important investment in your future, but you don’t want to break the bank pursuing your dreams.

Community college is more affordable than a four-year university or a for-profit school. Starting at TCC could save you thousands and bring your degree within financial reach.

Over half of TCC students receive some form of financial assistance. In fact, 3 in 5 TCC graduates leave with no student debt!

2015-16 Tuition & Fees

You have options

As affordable as TCC is, you may be thinking, "Where am I going to get the money?" The fact is that there are a variety of ways to pay for college. Let us help you explore some of the options.

Payment plan

Why pay a lot of money all at once, when you can make smaller payments? Our payment plans let you spread your expenses over several months


Over half of TCC students receive financial assistance; grants and work-study funds never have to be paid back

Military aid

The Center for Military and Veterans Education will assist you in using your Veterans Educational Benefits, Military Tuition Assistance and other methods of payment


Student loans can come from the federal government or from private sources such as banks. Federal student loans usually offer lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options


TCC and the TCC Educational Foundation offer tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. Find one that might be right for you

Your employer

Many companies offer tuition benefits to employees. Check with your human resources department to see if you are eligible

The FAFSA is an important partof your application for financial aid.

Learn more about how it works.

Real stories from TCC students

Scholarships and financial aid made college a reality for these TCC students

I received a Pell Grant and, last semester, two scholarships that covered my tuition. Now I'm on my way to being a chef.

Monika Berry, culinary student

Winning the Valley Proteins scholarship has opened the doors for all kinds of possibilities, including Ivy League schools.

Armando Vega Jr., Class of 2014

Just to be in this position where I am now – to have an associate degree and going to Virginia Tech – it’s all a blessing.

Kenneth Moody, Class of 2015

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Financial Aid Offices

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Financial aid help is available 24/7/365 by phone and online


Pass Building, Room 175
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 855-308-5614


Andrews Building, Room 1120
300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 855-308-5614


Building A, Room A130
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 855-308-5614


Building A (Princess Anne), Room 111
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 855-308-5614