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Methods of Payment


Using the SIS QuikPAY® feature (, you can 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, contact the TCC Information Center, (757) 822-1122.


At any campus Business Office, we accept cash, money orders, checks, VISA and MasterCard. Checks and money orders must be payable to Tidewater Community College. Payments may be made at any campus Business Office.  Tuition should be paid in the exact amount indicated.

  Checks or money orders made payable to Tidewater Community College may be sent to one of the Business Offices. Be sure to include the students' full name, address, SIS ID/EmplID, and a phone number with the payment. Payments for books and supplies should be referred to and paid separately at the Bookstore.

Tidewater Community College is pleased to provide the Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) tuition payment plan to help meet educational expenses. The payment plan allows students to pay tuition in monthly, interest-free payments for a small, non-refundable fee. Different payment options are available dependent upon enrollment date. The minimum balance that can be budgeted is $100.00. The maximum is $4,500.00. Students may enroll in the payment plan or review the available payment options by logging into MyTCC.

Click the links below or contact the college payment plan coordinator at 757-822-1776 or by email: for more information about the tuition payment plan. Students may also contact NBS at 1-800-609-8056. 

NOTE:  Students using the payment plan to pay tuition must enroll in classes first. After a payment plan contract has been completed, contract associated classes will be held until the guarantee date.

The down payment and enrollment fee are processed immediately when you submit your payment plan contract.  All requests to increase or decrease contracts must be made in writing and sent by email to

Important Dates:

Spring 2015

Fall 2014
Payment plan available

11/3/14 - 1/8/15

7/11/14 - 8/22/14

First date payment plan is available



Last date to enter into a 40% down payment contract



Last date to request decrease before 1st installment payment is processed



Last date to increase agreement balance



Last date payment plan is available for establishing new contracts



Guarantee agreement date, Termination notices sent by NELNET on or before this date



Last date to request decrease before 2nd installment payment is processed



Last date to request decrease before 3rd payment installment payment is processed



Last date to decrease balance or terminate agreement



Refunds processed for payment plan



All requests to increase or decrease contracts must be made in writing via email to and sent by the close of business on or before the dates indicated above.


There are a variety of aid options available to TCC students.  Please contact a campus Financial Aid Office or visit the TCC Financial Aid Web site for more information.


Tidewater Community College may provide scholarships to eligible students. Scholarships funds are available from the college, the TCC Educational Foundation, businesses, and other organizations. For current information on available scholarships and eligibility, contact a campus Financial Aid Office or visit the TCC Financial Aid Web site.

  Students who are enrolled in one of the Virginia College Savings Plans should contact a campus Business Office to arrange payment of tuition and fees.  To learn more about the Virginia College Savings Plan, visit the website or call 1-888-567-0540.

Tidewater Community College (TCC) accepts agency/employer Billing Authorization Letters (on company letter head) or the TCC Tuition Assistance Form, also known as Third Party Contracts (TPC), for tuition and fee costs. If you present either form of billing authorization to the campus Business Office at the time of your registration you will not have to pay tuition and fees and the college will bill your agency/employer.

For Military Tuition Assistance.

The following rules regarding this procedure should be clear to both the student and the agency/employer.


  • Unless specified in a Special Arrangement Contract (SAC), tuition and fees will be based upon the student’s domicile status. If the student is not a Virginia Resident, the out-of-state tuition rate will be used.
  • The College will not accept authorizations from agencies/employers that are contingent upon acceptable student grades and/or employment status.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to present the authorization letter to the Business Office at the time of registration.


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


  • Students full name and social security number.
  • Course list including: course numbers and titles and the dollar amount authorized.
  • Company address for billing, a phone number, a contact name, Federal Identification number, and proprietorship. i.e. Federal, State, Local, Private Corp, 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 if the student withdraws after the last date to drop for refund. (A calendar of important dates is available on the College website.)
  • Signature of both the student and authorized individual of Agency/Employer.