How Much Will it Cost?

Tuition and Fees 

Virginia residents..................................................$153.25 per credit hour*

Military I/S Active Duty .........................................$153.25 per credit hour*

Military O/S Contract…………………………………$174.25 per credit hour*

Out-of-state residents...........................................  $350.85 per credit hour*+

E-Rate (in-state residents)......................................$153.25 per credit hour**

E-Rate (out-of-state residents)................................$255.25 per credit hour**+

Business Contract Rate ........................................$234.25 per credit hour **+

*Includes a $8.50 per credit Information Technology fee (used to purchase technology equipment for higher education purposes), $1 per credit Maintenance Fee (used to maintain college parking lots), and a $2 per credit Student Activity Fee.

**The e-rate is applicable to designated distance-learning courses delivered entirely online. This includes an $8.50 per credit Information Technology Fee.

+ Out-of-state residents also pay a $20 per credit Capital Fee.

Can't pay the full amount all at once?

DCC offers an easy Tuition Payment Plan from Tuition Management Services!

Check out the TMS Tuition Payment plan info to see if it can help you pay your tuition,


How do I get my financial aid refund?

DCC has contracted with Tuition Management Services (TMS) to process your tuition reimbursements (revenue refunds, financial aid balance checks, and payment plan refunds) to students electronically. Your refund can be posted to your account in as little as 3-5 business days with the Reloadable DCC Visa Prepaid Educatecard (reloadable debit card), and in as few as 4-6 days with the ACH (direct deposit to checking or savings) option after the refund is posted in SIS. You will receive an alert when funds are posted to your account.

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When financial aid exceeds college charges for tuition, fees and books, a refund will be generated. Refunds usually start processing approximately the sixth week of classes. Disbursements will be held until after the census date of the last class for students taking all dynamic classes (all classes outside of regular 16 week session).


Payment of Tuition and Fees     

Fall Semester

Students wishing to enroll for Fall Semester classes may do so on the published dates during the months of June and July
and must pay tuition and related fees on the same day that they register; otherwise, their registration will be cancelled.

Spring Semester, Summer Session, and Special Session Classes

Students enrolling for classes must pay all tuition and related fees on the same day that they register. Failure to do so will
result in the cancellation of their registration.

Students who have not paid tuition and fees are not authorized to attend class(es).


North Carolina Scholarship Application

Students who live in North Carolina and are classified as out-of-state students may apply for the North Carolina Scholarship in order to pay in-state tuition rates for certain programs of study. Guidelines are listed on the application. This scholarship is not designed to cover the full cost of tuition but is a supplement to allow students to pay instate tuition rates in certain programs. Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Students must apply each semester of attendance.

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Eligible Programs:

CNC Flow Cell Machining CSC

Cyber Security Certificate

Dimensional Inspection CSC

Integrated Machining Technology AAS

Precision Machining Technology Diploma

Project Management CSC

Welding Certificate

Other Fees

There are NO special laboratory or library fees. Students are responsible for any College property which they damage or lose (such as
laboratory or shop equipment, supplies, library books, and materials).


Nonpayment of tuition and fees, or Other College Debts

A student's continued attendance at the College is dependent upon proper settlement of all debts owed the institution. Transcripts,
certificates, diplomas, or degrees will not be issued, nor will students be permitted to complete registration until accounts are cleared satisfactorily with the Business Office, Bookstore, or Library. Should the student fail to satisfy all due and payable amounts for tuition
and fees, College loans, College fines, or other debts owed the College, the College may initiate disciplinary action in accordance with
the College's Code of Student Conduct and Discipline Policy.

Withdrawal & Tuition Refund

Students are eligible for a full tuition refund if they drop their classes or withdraw from DCC on or before the announced date each semester. Please see the Academic Calendar, which is published on the Class Schedules webpage and in the Student Handbook, for the Last Day to Withdraw with a Tuition Refund. No refunds will be considered, partial or full, after the announced date unless the student has encountered a mitigating circumstance defined as:

  • A medical condition preventing the student from attending school

  • Death of student or immediate family member

  • National emergency or mobilization

  • Administrative error on the part of the college, or

  • A documented extreme financial hardship.

Please see the Student Handbook for the full, detailed Tuition Refund Policy. If one of the mitigating circumstances should apply, the student should write a letter of appeal to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Debra Holley, Documentation such as doctors' notes, obituaries, or other official form should accompany the appeal.


Books and Materials

Students are expected to obtain their own books, supplies, and consumable materials. The approximate cost of textbooks for a full-time student is $250 - $500 per semester.  

Senior Citizen Tuition and Fees Waiver

The Senior Citizens Higher Education Act of 1974, amended in 1977, 1982, and 1989 has established specific fee waiver provisions
for Virginia residents who have reached 60 years of age and wish to attend classes at a State-supported institution of higher education.

To be eligible for free tuition and fees for CREDIT COURSES, part-time or full-time, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • be 60 years of age or older;

  • be a legal resident of Virginia;

  • had a taxable income not exceeding $23,850* for Virginia income tax purposes for the year preceding the year in which enrollment is sought;

  • be admitted to the College as a student.

To be eligible for free tuition for AUDIT OF CREDIT COURSES or for taking NON-CREDIT COURSES (not to exceed three courses
per term), a person must meet the following criteria:

  • be 60 years of age or older;

  • be a legal resident of Virginia;

  • be admitted to the College as a student.

Any senior citizen planning to enroll at the College should contact the Office of Admissions and Records when registering for classes
under the tuition waiver program. Paragraph 23-38.56 of the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act states in part "a senior citizen shall
only be admitted to a course in which enrollment is sought after all tuition paying students have been accommodated." If eligible senior
citizens wish to enroll in a course free of charge, they must wait until after the registration period for tuition paying students is over and
then register on a space available basis. If they wish to reserve a place in a class, they are welcome to register in the same fashion as
any fee-paying student. In doing so, the refund policy of the College shall apply the same as for any fee-paying student.

Note: *Income restriction subject to change. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Senior Citizens Student Tuition Assistance Agreement Form

Waived Tuition

Section 23-7.1 of the Code of Virginia provides that free tuition for State-supported institutions be granted to children of: (1) deceased or permanently disabled veterans of the armed forces, or (2) prisoners of war or persons missing in action; or (3) persons who have been killed in the line of duty while employed or serving as a law enforcement officer, a fire fighter, or a member of a rescue squad. To be eligible for such aid, the student must be between the ages of 16 and 25, and the parent must have met certain State residency requirements.

If you are eligible for the waiver of tuition and required fees under items (1) or (2) above, you must present a letter of certification from the State Division of War Veteran's Claims to the Dean of Financial and Administrative Services before tuition can be waived. Requests for applications should be directed to the Director, Division of War Veteran's Claims, Commonwealth of Virginia, 210 Franklin Road, S.W., Roanoke, VA, 24011. If possible, applications should be submitted at least four months before the expected date of matriculation.

If you are eligible for the tuition waiver under item (3) above, you must provide certification from the chief administrative officer of the law enforcement agency or the State Fire Marshall that the deceased parent was employed or serving as a law enforcement officer or fire fighter or a member of a rescue squad and was killed in the line of duty. This certification must be submitted to the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services so that a determination can be made on the request for free tuition and required fees.

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