Paying For College
TCC's priority deadline is March 1.
TCC’s federal school code is 003712.
For many students, paying for college is an insurmountable barrier. A college degree comes with a mountain of student loan debt that takes years to repay. TCC’s affordable tuition rates and financial aid packages enable 60% of our graduates to leave with NO student debt.
You may also qualify for scholarship opportunities, grants, military education benefits and loans that will help you achieve your educational goals.
See How TCC Stacks Up
With the yearly national average tuition cost of $37,172*, it’s easy to see why TCC is great option for you to get your career in gear without having to start “in reverse.”
Check out our transfer savings tool to compare the yearly cost between TCC and several of Virginia’s top 4-year universities.
* Cost savings are calculated based on 2020-21 full-time, in-state tuition and fees. Room and board and textbook charges are not included.
Completing the U.S. government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to receiving many types of financial assistance for college.
Financial Aid can be used to cover expenses like tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation and child care, and is awarded in different forms: grants, loans, scholarships and work-study.
Some funds are first-come, first-served, so it’s best to complete the FAFSA by March 1, the priority deadline. The award year includes the fall, spring and summer terms.
Still a Little Short? We Can Help.
A college education is an important investment in your future, but you don’t want to break the bank pursuing your dreams. Here are a few other options to help with paying for college.
Military-related students can find dedicated help with GI Bill® benefits, military TA, domicile, and credit for military experience.
TCC and the TCC Educational Foundation award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. Most awards are worth $500 or more!
Manage your tuition payments in up to four monthly installments instead of having to make one large payment each semester.
Take advantage of federal and state opportunities like Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.
TCC can help you navigate both subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, and more.
Some employers see so much value in continuing education, they pay some or all of their employees’ tuition.
Workforce Financial Assistance
TCC offers additional financial aid opportunities for our non-credit workforce courses in the skilled trades, health care, and more!
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