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TCC to freeze tuition and fees for fifth year in a row

Tidewater Community College will freeze tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year thanks to a unanimous decision announced on July 21 by the State Board for Community Colleges.

This marks the fifth year in a row that the Board has voted to hold tuition and fees steady for in-state students who account for more than nine out of every ten students served by Virginia’s Community Colleges.

The State Board’s decision means TCC’s in-state tuition and mandatory fees will remain at $185.35 per credit hour. Community college tuition and mandatory fees are approximately one-third of the comparable costs of attending Virginia’s public four-year universities.

“With prices rising on everything from food to gas, we are grateful for the decision by the State Board to freeze tuition and fees for our students. This reaffirms a commitment to removing barriers to higher education and ensuring access and affordability for our students and their families,” said TCC President Marcia Conston.

“I appreciate our community college board and presidents putting students and families first by keeping tuition flat,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Ensuring affordable access to high-quality workforce training is critical to connecting Virginians to unfilled jobs and the careers of the future.”

“We’re grateful to the governor and General Assembly, who enacted a state budget that allowed us to hold the line on tuition and fees,” added Interim Virginia Community College System Chancellor Sharon Morrissey.

Further, the State Board maintained the existing tuition rate for out-of-state students, which for TCC is $385.45 per credit hour.