How to pay your tuition

TCC offers a number of convenient options for paying your tuition

Whatever method you choose, be sure to pay your tuition and fees by the tuition deadline.


Use SIS QuikPAY® to pay your tuition online by credit card (MasterCard and VISA only) or by eCheck using your checking or savings account.

For assistance using this feature, follow these instructions or contact the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or

In person

Visit any campus business office to pay your tuition by cash, money order, check, VISA and MasterCard or debit card.

Checks and money orders must be payable to Tidewater Community College. Tuition should be paid in the exact amount indicated.

By mail

Checks or money orders payable to Tidewater Community College may be sent to one of the business offices. Be sure to include the student’s full name, address, student ID number and a phone number with the payment.

Pay for books and supplies separately at TCC Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Payment plan

Pay your tuition and fees in up to four monthly installments with TCC’s payment plan. Learn more

Virginia College Savings Plan

If you are enrolled in one of the Virginia College Savings Plans, contact your campus business office to arrange payment of tuition and fees.

To learn more about the Virginia College Savings Plan, visit the website or call 888-567-0540.

Third-party contracts or tuition assistance​

Tidewater Community College (TCC) accepts agency/employer Billing Authorization Letters (on company letterhead) or the TCC Tuition Assistance Form, also known as Third-Party Contracts (TPC), for tuition and fees. Present your authorization letter to the business office when you register for classes.

If you present a billing authorization to a campus business office prior to the tuition payment deadline, the college will bill your agency/employer the amount authorized. If the authorization does not cover your entire balance, it is your responsibility to pay the difference before the tuition payment deadline. Please note:


See more information below in Third-Party Billing Authorizations


Students will be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees for those credit hours dropped during the published add/drop period for each term. Payments for courses cancelled by the college will be refunded automatically.

Refunds for a given term will begin processing after the "last day to drop a class for a tuition refund" as published in the Academic Calendar.

  • If you used QuikPAY®: Refund will be issued to the cardholder.
  • If you paid on campus: Refund will be issued electronically to either a prepaid debit card or direct deposit (ACH) to a bank account.

Any amount less than one dollar will not be refunded to the student.

Returned checks or disallowed credit cards

If a check bounces or a credit or debit card isn't honored after the last day for a tuition refund, a student will be dropped from affected classes and be charged $35. To be eligible to attend classes, a student must register again prior to the last drop/add day and pay with a certified check, money order, MasterCard or VISA, or cash.

Delinquent accounts

At 30 days past due, delinquent accounts will be assessed a collection fee equal to 30% of the original debt. External collection resources include the Virginia Department of Taxation Set-off Debt System and private collection agencies.

Students who remain in debt are not be permitted to register or attend classes at any of Virginia's Community Colleges. TCC will not issue transcripts, certificates or degrees until all debts are paid in full.  

Third-Party Billing Authorizations

Billing Authorization must be in the form of TCC Tuition Assistance Form or on company letterhead and contain the following information.

  • Student's full name and Social Security number.
  • Course list including: course numbers and titles and the dollar amount authorized.
  • Company address for billing, phone number, contact name, company tax ID (EIN), and proprietorship (i.e. federal, state, local, private company, etc.)
  • A statement that the agency/employer will pay TCC within 30 days of the invoice date, regardless of the grade the student receives, regardless of attendance and/or unsatisfactory progress by student, and regardless of whether the student withdraws after the last date to drop for refund as specified in the academic calendar.
  • Signatures of the student and authorized individual of agency/employer.
Other fees

Replacement Book Fee: 
The Library/Learning Resource Centers charge for lost books and materials.  The replacement charge for materials is based on the average academic book pricing as listed in the Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information.

Course Fees:
These fees are assessed for specific courses that require specialized materials, equipment and/or testing. Students may also be required to pay for transportation, admission and other expenses related to field trips.

Property Damage / Loss:
Students will be charged for any property (such as laboratory or shop equipment and supplies) that are damaged or lost. The fee is based on estimated replacement cost of the property.

Business 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 173
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 855-308-5614


Andrews Building, Room 1120
300 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 855-308-5614


Building A, Room A152
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 855-308-5614


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1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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