Tuition and fees

Fall 2017 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour*

The tuition and fee rates below are effective for the Fall 2017 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.

  Tuition  Institutional Fee Student Activity Fee Technology Fee Capital Fee Auxiliary Capital Fee Total
Virginia Residents $143.75 $7.30 $2.55 $8.50 N/A $19.00 $181.10
Military Contract Rate $143.75 $7.30 $2.55 $8.50 $21.00 $19.00 $202.10
Business Contract Rate $203.75 $7.30 $2.55 $8.50 $21.00 $19.00 $262.10
Out-of-State Residents $320.35 $7.30 $2.55 $8.50 $21.00 $19.00 $378.70

View a full chart of Fall 2017 tuition and fees (PDF)

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

  • Institutional Fee: 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 lot improvements, signage, parking lot repairs, lot security and overall improvements.

  • Student Activity Fee: 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.

  • Technology Fee: charged per credit hour

Finances major improvements in information technology. There is no maximum per credit hour charge for this fee.

  • Capital Fee: 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.

  • Auxiliary Capital 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: Students are expected to buy any books, supplies, and consumable materials needed for courses of study. The estimated cost of such items averages $300 - 500 per semester for a full-time student. Books and supplies are available at a bookstore on each campus; textbooks and other course materials may also be ordered online from Barnes & Noble at TCC

Business Offices

Help with student accounts is available 24/7/365 by phone and online

Extended Hours:
August 21 - August 25
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special Enrollment Day on Thursday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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 A120
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 855-308-5614


Building B (Bayside), Room B109
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 855-308-5614

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