Tuition Deadlines

Tyler does not generate a bill for tuition and fees. It is your responsibility to pay your tuition by the listed deadlines or you may be dropped from your classes. Your tuition deadline depends on the date you register for classes.

Tuition Deadlines

Ways to Pay

We offer several options for paying your tuition balance:


Students can pay online using a credit or debit card.


Bills can be paid at the Cashier’s Office on either campus. Methods of payment accepted include Visa and Mastercard, check or cash. Payments may also be placed in the secured drop boxes located in Moyar Hall (Chester Campus) or Administration Building (Midlothian Campus). Payments left in the drop boxes should be in envelopes and include all pertinent student/account information. Drop boxes are checked each weekday. While we transition to our new name, please continue to make checks out to John Tyler Community College; we cannot accept checks made out to Brightpoint Community College at this time.

Payment Plan

We partner with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to offer a plan to allow students to pay tuition in monthly, interest-free payments for a small, non-refundable fee.

529 Plan

Use your 529 College Savings Plan to pay the college directly for tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

By filling out your FAFSA, you may qualify for tuition help in the form of loans, grants and work-study.


The John Tyler Community College Foundation offers scholarships specifically for Tyler students.

Military and Veterans Educational Benefits

Whether you are active duty, a veteran, a military spouse or a dependent, Tyler’s Military and Veterans Education Office can help you navigate your benefits and paperwork.

Employer or Third-Party Benefits

Many employers support their employees with tuition assistance as they further their careers.

Payment Policies

Tyler's tuition and fees are set by the Virginia Community College System; Tyler does not have the ability to waive fees or make exemptions for students. You must pay all tuition and mandatory fees – student activity fee, technology fee and student parking fee – at the same time to guarantee your enrollment in your chosen classes. Partial payments (for example, paying for one class out of several classes or only paying a fractional amount of one class) are not sufficient to hold all classes.

Get answers to other frequently asked questions about our payment policies.


Students can drop a class and receive a refund through the first 15 percent of the class. Learn more about our refund policies and ways to receive a refund.