State Board for Community Colleges to Consider 2023-24 Tuition and Fees at July Meeting
In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2023, at 9 a.m. on July 20, 2023, at the Virginia Community College System, System Office, 300 Arboretum Place, Richmond, VA 23236.
The State Board traditionally considers tuition and fee increases during its May meeting, but the Board delayed action on the matter until after the General Assembly and Governor conclude their deliberations on the State Budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
At its July meeting, the State Board will consider mandatory tuition and fee increases of between 0 percent and 4.7 percent for all undergraduate students, subject to budget provisions of the 2023 General Assembly. The maximum potential increase equates to a tuition and education and general fee rate of $161.25 per credit-hour for in-state students and would result in a net annual increase of $217 for a student enrolling in thirty credit-hours during the academic year. The community colleges will use revenue generated from any increase in mandatory fees to pay for mandatory cost increases associated with compensation and benefit increases, contractual obligations, technology and strategic initiatives, inflationary cost impacts, debt service, and potential adjustments to student fees.
Written comments from the public will be accepted through July 19 and will be made available to the Board before action on tuition is taken. Written comments may be sent to Rose Marie Owen, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or they may be mailed to the attention of Rose Marie Owen at:
Office of the Chancellor
Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23236
- Summer 2023 - May 3, 2023
- Fall 2023 - August 1, 2023
Paying for College is easier than you think!
A per-credit-hour student activities fee is required of all full-time and part-time students. The fee supports the student activities program at the college and provides funding for student government, intramurals, student clubs, and certain cultural and social events held on campus for students. Some events may require additional charges since the budget for student activities does not cover all expenses for the entire activity program.
A per-credit-hour capital fee is assessed to all out-of-state students, including out-of-state contract students.
A per-credit-hour capital fee is required of full-time and part-time students. The fee supports maintenance and repairs to parking lots on campus.
A per-credit-hour facilities fee is required of full-time and part-time students. The fee supports maintenance and repairs to facilities on campus.
Eligibility for In-State Tuition
Section 23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia, effective July 1, 1984, requires all persons applying for admission to a public college or university in Virginia and desiring to pay in-state tuition rates to complete an application for Virginia in-state tuition rates.
In-state tuition rates are available for students in the following West Virginia counties: Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Pocahontas, and Summers. For more information, please review the VCCS Reciprocity Agreement and contact April Mullins at (276)223-4897 for in-state tuition verification.
Domicile Determination Form
Tuition rates are established annually by the State Board for Community Colleges and published with the semester schedule. Current rates can be verified by contacting the Admissions and Records Office. Payment of tuition enables students to obtain student identification cards and makes them eligible to use the library, bookstore, student lounge, and other facilities of the college. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or credit card.
Your registration is not complete until the Business Office has processed your tuition payment. If you do not pay your tuition by the appropriate deadline, your classes will be deleted and you will need to re-register.
If you have completed and submitted your FAFSA online and are awaiting initial Financial Aid approval, you are not protected from the enrollment cancellation process. You will need to pay by the deadline established or enroll in a tuition payment plan.
You may choose from the one of the following methods to pay your tuition. Partial payments will not be accepted.
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5, 2018
All (in-person or online) credit/debit card transactions will be assessed a service fee by Nelnet Business Solutions. To avoid a service fee charge when paying online, you will need to select the ACH payment option. There is no fee charged when you elect this option. Once you select the ACH option, you will be asked to enter in your bank account information. Please note that if you use your debit card there will be a service fee added.
Students may pay online using Quik Pay in the Student Information System.
- Log-in to the myWCC portal.
- Click the "SIS" button.
- Click "Student Center".
- Click "Make a Payment".
Tuition can be paid by cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover at the Business Office. In order to facilitate timely processing of the payment, students should have either your EmpID or Social Security Number readily available. Partial payments and checks in excess of tuition cannot be accepted.
Checks for the exact amount due may be mailed to:
WCC Business Office
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Students should enclose a student ID for processing and mail in time to meet the due date.
Tuition Payment Plan
Enroll in the Payment Plan
WCC uses Nelnet Campus Commerce for payment plan options.
Steps to enroll in or access current payment plan:
- Go to www.wcc.vccs.edu
- Log on to My.WCC, then click on VCCS SIS Student Information System
- From the Self Service page, click on Student Center
- Under Finances, click on Apply for Payment Plan
Once enrolled you can manage your payment plan through the same navigation.
View the current payment plan options - https://www.wcc.vccs.edu/tuition-payment-plan
Third Party Contract
If an employer or another party will be paying the student’s tuition, the student must complete the Third Party Contract Form and return it to the business office:
WCC Business Office
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
A new completed form is required each semester.
It is the student’s responsibility to know the refund dates, which are published in the Academic Calendar. Students are eligible for a full refund of tuition for credit hours of course(s) dropped on or before the last day to drop with a refund – as listed in the Academic Calendar. Refunds will not be authorized after the refund dates.
Wytheville Community College has contracted with Nelnet to process refunds to students. Students have the ability to receive their refunds in as little as three to four business days after the refunds have been processed in SIS.
Students may choose to receive their refund by Direct Deposit by logging into their Student Information System (SIS), going into their "My Student Information" tile, and then clicking "Manage Refunds" under the Finances section of their Student Center.
The options for receiving your refund are:
- Direct Deposit (ACH) – Funds are usually available within 4-5 business days after refunds are processed in SIS.
- Physical Check – If Direct Deposit hasn't been selected the student will receive a physical check by default. They will receive the check within 10-14 business days.
Important information regarding the mailing of refund checks
Refund checks are automatically generated by the SIS system and are dependent up on an up-to-date student address. Students should update their address in the SIS system whenever they relocate or change their address. Address changes may be made by calling the Admissions Office or by accessing My WCC. Students who do not have an up-to-date address or are missing address information in their student account will not receive refund checks.
Students who need assistance should contact the Business Office in Bland Hall: 276-223-4789 or 1-800-468-1195 extension 4789.
Directions for Enrolling or Managing Refunds with Nelnet
Students are eligible for a refund for credit hours dropped during the “drop” period. To be eligible, a student must complete and process an official drop form during this period.
The college publishes in each semester’s class schedule the dates during which a student may be eligible for tuition refunds. Refunds are automatically processed when a scheduled class must be cancelled. No refunds will be considered after the announced date unless the student can document unusual or extenuating circumstances, or in case of an administrative error by the college. Before any consideration can be made, the student must appeal to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Development, and then to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Official drop forms must be turned in to the Admissions and Records Office in person or by the student’s authorized representative. Financial aid students must also bring the drop form to the Financial Aid Office for signature. The official drop date for a student is the date that the drop form is received by the Admissions and Records Office.
All entering and returning students receiving Title IV financial aid are subject to the Title IV Return of Funds Policy. A copy of the policy is mailed to each student with the financial aid award letter. Copies of the policies and additional information concerning the policies are available in the Financial Aid Office, Bland Hall, Room 221. Information about financial aid at WCC is available via the college’s Internet website.
Refunds, Credits, and Reinstatement Policy as a Result of a National Emergency
Tuition and Required Fees
In the event, a student is ordered to active duty (for reservists) or mobilized (active military) as described in the Code of Virginia, Section 23-9.6:2, and he/she requests to be withdrawn from the college after the last day to drop and receive a refund, the student may elect either to be deleted from the registration file and be awarded a full refund or to be administratively withdrawn with no refund and assigned a grade of “W.”
The college shall provide, at the option of the student, for such refunds to be retained and to be applicable to tuition and fees charged in the semester or term in which the student returns to study.
Academic Credits and Grades
Students who are subject to conditions described in Code of Virginia, Section 23-9.6:2, should have the opportunity to receive an incomplete grade (“I”) until released from active duty (for reservists) or mobilization (for active duty personnel). All course requirements shall be completed within one year from the date of release from active duty or mobilization.
Students may be given the option of taking their examinations prior to regularly scheduled times.
Careful consideration should be given and special options are advised for students who receive student financial aid or Veterans Administration benefits.
Students who are called to active duty or are mobilized shall be assured a reasonable opportunity to be reinstated in the same programs of study without having to reapply for admission if they return to the college within one year of completing service required as a result of the national emergency.
Students who are separated from the college, under conditions in Code of Virginia, Section 23-9.6:2, shall be required to apply for readmission if they do not enroll within one year from the release from active duty (for reservists) or return from mobilization (active military).
The G3 Program is Designed to Change Lives
On July 1, 2021, Community College launched a training and education program for students with a family income of less than $100,000* to help prepare them for good careers and open jobs in Virginia.
These programs are designed to fit around the busy schedules of working students. Each program has three levels that build on each other. After each level, you earn a certification that can lead to a job. This means students can take breaks in training without losing progress along the way to an associate degree.
The financial assistance for this program is “last dollar,” which covers any remaining tuition or fees after other grants and scholarships are spent.
*roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four
G3 Eligible Programs
Associate of Applied Science
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Information Systems Technology
- IST Specialization in Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
- Administration of Justice
- Corrections Science
- Technical Studies in Electrical
- Technical Studies in HVAC
- Technical Studies in Plumbing
- Machine Technology
Career Studies Certificates
- Electronic Medical Records
- Medical Coding
- Pharmacy Tech
- Clerical Assistant
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Web Design and Office Applications
- Administration of Justice I
- Administration of Justice II
- Corrections Science I
- Corrections Science II
- Substance Abuse
- Network Technician
- HVAC I
- HVAC II
- Electrical I
- Electrical II
- Plumbing I
- Plumbing II
- Carpentry I
- Carpentry II
- Welding I
- Welding II
- ASE Student Certification: Brakes
- ASE Student Certification: Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Power Line Worker 1
- Power Line Worker Distribution - Level 2
- Certified Welder
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
*If you are interested in a program that is not listed, there may be other funding available to help you pay for classes and training.
How to Enroll in a G3 Program
- Select your career path.
- Apply to community college.
- Fill out the FAFSA or FANTIC application.
- Contact an advisor to plan classes and confirm financial aid.
- Enroll in your first classes.
Students must maintain a schedule of at least six credit hours (usually two classes), hold a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and show progress to earning an eligible associate degree program in three years to maintain eligibility.
Wytheville Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists);, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy or childbirth, or disability when the person is otherwise qualified in its educational programs and activities or employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Malinda Eversole, Director of Human Resources, 111 Smyth Hall, 1000 East Main Street, Wytheville VA 24382, 276-223-4869. For further information, see the list of OCR enforcement offices for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.