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Tuition and Fees

Your tuition and fee rates will vary based on a variety of factors, including your classification as an in-state or out-of-state student, the number of credits you take during a semester; if tuition will be paid using military benefits or by your employer; and any additional course-related fees or charges.


Fall 2019 Tuition & Fees per Credit Hour

The tuition and fee rates below are effective for the Fall 2019 semester. Tuition is subject to change by action of the State Board for Community Colleges. Fees are payable with tuition and are charged on a per-credit basis.


Virginia Residents

Tuition: $156.00
Institutional Fee: $7.30
Student Activity Fee: $2.55
Capital Fee: N/A
Auxiliary Capital Fee: $19.50
Total: $185.35

Military Contract Out-of State Rate

Tuition: $156.00
Institutional Fee: $7.30
Student Activity Fee: $2.55
Capital Fee:$23.50
Auxiliary Capital Fee: $19.50
Total: $208.85

Business Contract Rate

Tuition: $216.00
Institutional Fee: $7.30
Student Activity Fee: $2.55
Capital Fee:$23.50
Auxiliary Capital Fee: $19.50
Total: $268.85

Out-of-state Residents

Tuition: $332.60
Institutional Fee: $7.30
Student Activity Fee: $2.55
Capital Fee:$23.50
Auxiliary Capital Fee: $19.50
Total: $385.45

View a full chart of 2019 Tuition & Fees

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. This rate is already approved for those non-resident active duty military members stationed in Virginia for which those installations have contracted with the college.

Explanation of Fees

Charged per credit hour up to a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. Funds expenses related to campus parking including, but not limited to, parking improvements, signage, parking repairs, lot security and overall improvements.

Charged per credit hour up to a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. Funds various student activities and programs including, but not limited to, honor societies, leadership training, community and cultural events, clubs, athletics, student publications and learning assistance.​

Charged per credit hour. Assessed on out-of-state students to help offset debt service on bonds issued for capital construction. There is no maximum per credit hour charge for this fee.

Charged per credit hour up to a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. Funds construction, maintenance and operation of facilities for which General Fund dollars may not be used.

Books and Materials

Books and supplies are available at the Barnes & Noble at TCC Bookstore (on each TCC campus) or ordered online through their website.

You are expected to buy any books, supplies, and materials needed for your courses. The estimated
cost of these items averages $300 – 500 per semester for a full-time student.