Tuition & Fees

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Virginia Highlands Community College offers quality education at about one-third the cost of attending a public four-year school in Virginia, making VHCC a smart and more affordable choice for students throughout our region.

Effective Fall 2016:
The following rates include basic tuition and all applicable fees. Tuition is subject to change by the State Board for Community Colleges.

The following tuition and fee rates will be effective Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 semesters or until further notice.

Virginia Resident $149.25 per credit
Out-of-State Resident $345.85 per credit
30-Mile Radius $149.25 per credit

Fees - tuition rates above include:

Student Activity Fee $2.00 per credit
Technology Fee $8.50 per credit
Parking Fee $1.00 per credit
Capital Fee* $20.00 per credit
 Out-of-state students *

The Technology Fee is set by the State Board for Community Colleges, and is used to equip student computer labs and provide other technology improvements on campus. The Student Activity Fee is used to fund a variety of extracurricular activities throughout the year.

For additional information about these fees, please refer to the Student Activity Fee Report.

Students who register concurrently for summer and fall classes, but pay for summer classes only and subsequently withdraw (drop) summer classes within the appropriate refund period; refund amounts will redirect to fall semester charges. Redirection of the refund amount is a function of simultaneous registration.

Special Tuition Rates
Through a special agreement with the state of Tennessee, a reduced rate of tuition has been established for students who live within 30 miles of the VHCC campus. Special rates also are available for foster care students, senior citizens, those whose parents live outside the state but work in Virginia, the children and spouses of active-duty members of the military, and those whose parents were killed, disabled, missing in action, or prisoners during any armed conflict.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid or refer to the VHCC Catalog for more information about these special rates.

Cost of Attendance - View Financial Aid Estimated Award