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app’s app Colleges will support you every step along the way

app’s app Colleges will support you every step along the way of your college experience, whether you’re working toward an associate degree, a job training credential, a transfer to a four-year school or just want to take classes for fun. We’re here to help.
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General Admission

To qualify for general admission to a college, you must have a high school diploma, its equivalent, or be 18 years of age or older.

Identity Verification

In order to provide a safe and secure learning environment, admission to our colleges require that all new applicants verify their identity.  Applicants will need access to a computer or mobile device that has a camera in order to provide a real-time photo of yourself (Liveness Check) and upload a photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, ID card, etc.).

Residency Requirements

For information regarding residency requirements, visit the links below.

Degree-Seeking app

If you plan to attend full or part-time and work towards a degree, diploma, or certificate you must also be admitted to a curriculum. In addition to the completed admission form, degree-seeking (curriculum) students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics.

Admission to a college or a curriculum does not necessarily guarantee admission to a particular program.

Non-Degree-Seeking app

If you are planning to take classes without completing a certificate, diploma, or degree program, you are classified as a non-curriculum student. You will need to complete the application for admission and fulfill any prerequisite requirements as outlined in the College Catalog.

Transfer app

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted if you are requesting transfer credit. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the college from the institution in a sealed envelope.

We’re Here to Help

Which college is closest to where I live?

Go to the College Locator and enter your five-digit zip code. Most of app’s app Colleges are within a half-hour’s drive from anywhere in the commonwealth.

How do I search for programs or courses offered at the community college?

Go enter a keyword (e.g., physics) and hit “search.” You will be presented with a list of courses and offering institutions.

I want to pursue an associate degree. How do I start?

Visit this webpage and speak with an advisor at a community college nearest you. You want to make an informed decision. We’re here to help.

How do I apply for financial aid?

While we pride ourselves for being the best, most affordable option in higher education, we know paying for college isn’t easy. Financial aid is available to qualifying students. The information you need to get the ball rolling can be found here.

I have questions regarding residency requirements. How can I learn more?

We strongly encourage you to visit this webpage and pay special attention to the three (3) tabs under “Residency Requirements.” You will learn what does and does not meet the legal domicile requirements in the state of app.

I want to transfer to a four-year college. What do I need to do?

Thousands of our students transfer to four-year institutions each year. It’s never too early to create a transfer plan and we have all the tools to help you along the way. You can begin here.

My company is downsizing. I need to find another career. Can you help?

It’s not uncommon for people to switch careers nowadays. In fact, it happens a lot more frequently than you might imagine.
You can develop an entirely new skill set, one that could make you a highly sought-after commodity in today’s ever-changing workplace. You can also earn a credential in a very short period of time.
You can use the information found here to begin reinventing yourself today.

I served in the second Persian Gulf War and Afghanistan. Do you guys help veterans find jobs?

We are committed to helping our nation’s veterans and their family members every step of the way.
Want to know more about how we can help you transition to a productive and meaningful life as a civilian? Start with our Serving Veterans section.

Can I apply to two or more community colleges at the same time?

Yes. But you must complete an enrollment application for each college you plan to attend.  !

Making College Affordable for Everyone

app’s app Colleges aim to keep tuition costs low for every student. But many students still need help to cover a variety of costs such as room and board, books and transportation. The financial aid officers at each of our 23 colleges can provide information on eligibility and application processes for federal, state, and local financial aid programs.

Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Financial Assistance

Need financial resources? Check out our Financial Assistance貹.

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For 24/7/365 Student Account and Financial Aid Support, please call our toll-free number at (844) 897-9096.

app College is Your Foundation

app’s app Colleges remain a smart choice for students who are beginning postsecondary education or returning to college mid-career.

app community college tuition and mandatory education and general fees are approximately one-third of the comparable costs of attending app’s public four-year universities.

For the 2024-25 academic year (starting with fall semester), in-state tuition and mandatory education and general fees (Tuition and E&G fee)  for our colleges will be approximately $2,451 for a semester of full-time study (15 credit hours).  Note that app’s   program covers tuition,  fees and expenses for qualifying students pursuing high-demand programs.  Also, in-state tuition may apply to certain military dependents, active military members, dual enrolled students, and other special categories of students. Details from the admissions office at your local community college.

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Current Tuition Rates

Tuition and E&G rates set by the State Board for app Colleges: beginning in the Fall Semester for the 2024-25 academic year (adopted May  2024) are as follows:

app Resident – $163.40 per credit hour
Out-of-State Resident – $378.00 per credit hour

A tuition differential is charged at Brightpoint, Northern app, J. Sargeant Reynolds, Germanna, Piedmont app, app Peninsula, Tidewater, and app Western app Colleges. In addition, most app Colleges have some mandatory local student fees. Please consult your individual community college for complete information about tuition at your college and any local parking or student activity fees that may apply.

Below are the statewide tuition rates, per credit hour, as approved by the State Board for app Colleges:

College(s)In-StateOut-of-StateBusiness Contract Out-of-StateE-rate Out-of-State
VCCS Academic Year 2024-25 (Fall Semester)Tuition and Mandatory Fees (for all colleges except those below)$163.40$378.00$249.40$283.40
Northern app College Academic Year 2024-25 (Fall Semester)$190.46$407.78$276.46$313.18
J. Sargeant Reynolds app College Academic Year 2024-25 (Fall Semester)$167.50$382.10$253.50$287.50
Tidewater, app Peninsula, and app Western app Colleges Academic Year 2024-25 (Fall Semester)$165.40$380.00$251.40$285.40
Brightpoint and Piedmont app Colleges Academic Year 2024-25 (Fall Semester)$164.40$379.00$250.40$284.40
Germanna app College Academic Year 2024-25 (Fall Semester)$165.95$383.05$254.45$288.45

Tuition rates referenced above exclude approved mandatory student fees set by the State Board for each individual community college.

3 Forms of Financial Aid

Document

Grants & Scholarships

Financial support that requires no work or repayment.

Book

Work-Study

Paid employment for a non-profit organization on or off-campus.

Wallet

Loans

Financial support that must be repaid, normally commencing six months after graduation.

*For information about the forms of financial aid offered by app’s app Colleges, see this document.

Federal Aid

The U.S. Department of Education provides information for those interested in going to college. You can .

The office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 15 million students every year. The first step to accessing these funds is to fill out a (FAFSA).

If you’re saving for or paying education costs for yourself or another student who’s a member of your immediate family, you may be entitled to .

For 24/7/365 Student Account and Financial Aid Support, please call our toll-free number at (844) 897-9096

app Aid

There are a variety of financial resources available through  for those interested in furthering their education, including .

Since its inception,  has proven to be a very popular program because of its tax advantages.

Institutional Aid

app’s community colleges offer a tuition grant program specifically designed for foster youth.  Also, financial awards are made available through a competitive scholarship program that’s funded by both NASA and the Commonwealth of app called the 

The app Foundation for app College Education (VFCCE) offers several  specifically targeted to community college students.

Additional Information on Financial Aid

app College v. 4-Year University

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As a testament to the Wizard’s success, it has received national, state, and regional awards and recognition for its innovation, including a Campus Technology Innovators Award and the Governor’s Technology Award, the highest honor for technology in app.

Our app Education Wizard calculator will let you compare the cost of one of app’s app Colleges to four-year app Universities. See how much you can save!

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