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Tuition and Fees

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Current Rates

Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, the following tuition and fee rates apply:

Virginia residents

$142.50 per credit hour

Out-of-state residents

$337.10 per credit hour

Business contract rate*

$220.20 per credit hour

E-rate (in-state residents)**

$142.50 per credit hour

E-rate (out-of-state residents)**

$242.50 per credit hour

Veterans and dependents of active duty military

$142.50 per credit hour

Military contract rate

$160.50 per credit hour

Comprehensive fee

$35.00 per semester 

* The business contract rate is for students who do not qualify for in-state tuition rates and are enrolled in classes provided in a contract between their employers and John Tyler where the employer pays the students' tuition directly to the College. The contract rate is only applicable to Virginia employers; any employers that are physically located outside of Virginia and choose to send employees to John Tyler will be billed at out-of-state tuition rates.

**The e-rate applies to designated online courses.

Tuition rates include an $8.50 per credit hour technology fee. Virginia residents are exempt from the $18.00 per credit hour capital fee.

Tuition and fees are set by the State Board for Community Colleges and are subject to change.

Payment Deadlines
Whether you register in-person or online, John Tyler Community College does not generate bills for tuition and fees. It is your responsibility to pay your tuition and fees by the deadlines listed below. If you do not pay all tuition and fees by the appropriate date, you may lose some or all of your classes (referred to as having your classes “dropped”).

Spring 2016 Classes – Tuition Payment Deadlines

If you sign up for classes: Your tuition and fees are due by:

November 9 – December 4, 2015

5:00 p.m. Friday, December 4 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Friday, December 4 if paying online

December 5 – 11, 2015

5:00 p.m. Friday, December 11 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Friday, December 11 if paying online

December 12 – 18, 2015

5:00 p.m. Friday, December 18 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Friday, December 18 if paying online

December 19, 2015 – January 4, 2016

7:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 if paying online

January 5 – 8, 2016

5:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Friday,  January 8, 2016 if paying online

January 9 – 15, 2016

5:00 p.m. Friday,  January 15, 2016 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 if paying online

January 16 – 28, 2016

5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 if paying on campus
11:59 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 if paying online

After January 28, 2016

The day you register for classes

How to Pay

  • Pay in person at the Business Office via check, cash, MasterCard or Visa, or pay online using a credit card through myTyler.
  • John Tyler offers a monthly tuition payment plan.  For a non-refundable fee, your tuition and fees payments are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account or charged to your credit card.
  • If you intend to receive financial aid, to guarantee your enrollment you must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have received your Award Notification via e-mail from the Financial Aid Office. If you have not completed the process, you must be prepared to pay your tuition and fees in full by the deadlines outlined above. If your financial aid award does not cover your total charges, you will be responsible for paying the balance due by the deadlines above.
  • If your employer is paying for your classes, you must submit the employer’s purchase order or written authorization along with a contract agreement form signed by the employer. The contract agreement form can be obtained from Business Office. The contract will solidify the agreement of your employer to be billed by the College for your tuition and fees. The purchase order, authorization, and contract must be received by the appropriate deadline above.
  • Students will be charged $35 for checks returned due to "insufficient funds," regardless of "stop payment orders" placed by their banks. If the $35.00 returned check fee is not paid within 10 days, then there is an additional $15.00 charge for a grand total of $50.00.
  • See more frequently asked questions.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees
Students may drop their classes and receive tuition refunds through the first 15 percent of the class session. To drop a class, use myTyler or visit the Admissions and Records Office. Students are responsible for confirming the correct refund deadlines for their classes. Please note that tuition refunds will not be processed until after the last day to drop with a refund for the specified session/term.

Virginia Community College Policy 4.3.2 states that students are eligible for refunds for those credit hours dropped during the add/drop period.  After the add/drop period has passed, there shall be no refunds, except as provided in subsections (Exceptional Cases), (Military Service), and (Refunds for Certain Federal Student Financial Aid Recipients).  Refer to the policy for more information.

For more information:
Business Office
Chester: 804-706-5029
Midlothian: 804-594-1410

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