How to pay your tuition

TCC offers a number of convenient options for paying your tuition

Whatever method you choose, be sure to pay your tuition and fees by the tuition deadline.


Use QuikPAY® to pay your tuition online by credit card (MasterCard and VISA only) or by eCheck using your checking or savings account. QuikPAY Instructions

If you need assistance, contact the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122.

In person

Visit any campus business office to pay your tuition by cash, money order, check, VISA and MasterCard or debit card.

Checks and money orders must be payable to Tidewater Community College. Tuition should be paid in the exact amount indicated.

By mail

Checks or money orders payable to Tidewater Community College may be sent to one of the business offices. Be sure to include the student’s full name, address, student ID number and a phone number with the payment.

Payments for books and supplies should be paid separately at the TCC Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Payment plan

Pay your tuition and fees in up to four monthly installments with TCC's payment plan.

Virginia College Savings Plan

If you are enrolled in one of the Virginia College Savings Plans, contact your campus business office to arrange payment of tuition and fees.

Learn more about the Virginia College Savings Plan or call 888-567-0540.

Third-party contracts or tuition assistance​

Tidewater Community College (TCC) accepts agency/employer Billing Authorization Letters (on company letterhead) or the TCC Tuition Assistance Form, also known as Third-Party Contracts (TPC), for tuition and fees. Present your authorization letter to the business office when you register for classes.

If you present a billing authorization to a campus business office prior to the tuition payment deadline, the college will bill your agency/employer the amount authorized. If the authorization does not cover your entire balance, it is your responsibility to pay the difference before the tuition payment deadline. Please note:

  • If you are not a Virginia resident, the out-of-state tuition rate will apply unless otherwise specified in a Special Arrangement Contract (SAC).
  • The college will not accept authorizations that are contingent upon grades or employment status.

The billing authorization letter must be printed on the agency/employer’s letterhead and contain the following information:

  • Student's full name, ID number (if known) or last 4 digits of their Social Security number
  • Course list, including course numbers and titles
  • Dollar amount authorized 
  • Company billing address, phone number and contact name
  • A completed W-9 form (if not previously submitted)
  • A statement indicating the agency/employer will pay TCC within 30 days of the invoice date, regardless of the grade the student receives, regardless of attendance and/or unsatisfactory progress by student and if the student withdraws after the last date to drop for refund.
  • Signatures of the student and the agency/employer authorized individual

Students will be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees for those credit hours dropped during the published add/drop period for each term. Payments for courses cancelled by the college will be refunded automatically.

Refunds for a given term will begin processing after the "last day to drop a class for a tuition refund" as published in the Academic Calendar.

  • If you used QuikPAY®: Refund will be issued to the cardholder.
  • If you paid on campus: Refund will be issued electronically to either a prepaid debit card or direct deposit (ACH) to a bank account.

Any amount less than one dollar will not be refunded to the student.

Learn about refunds


TCC offers Refund2Card, a convenient method for receiving financial aid disbursements and certain tuition refunds through Tuition Management Systems. Get your refund in as little as one business day with the TCC Visa Prepaid Educatecard (Reloadable Debit Card).

Electronic refund disbursements

Returned checks or disallowed credit cards

If a check bounces or a credit or debit card isn't honored, a student will be dropped from affected classes and be charged $35. 

The student will have 10 days to satisfy their financial obligation before their account will be put into a past due collection status. A $50 service charge will be applied to the student's account when their account is in past due collection status. Notice of these actions will be sent by U.S. Mail to the student.

To be eligible to attend classes, a student must register again prior to the last drop/add day and pay with a certified check, money order, MasterCard or VISA, or cash.

Delinquent accounts

At 30 days past due, all delinquent accounts will be assessed a collection fee equal to 30% of the original debt. External resources include the Virginia Department of Taxation Set-off Debt system and private collection agencies.

The college will follow procedures provided by the State CAPP Manual, the Virginia Community College System’s Policy Manual, and the TCC Financial Services Policy and Procedure Manual in pursuit of all delinquent accounts.

Students who remain in debt are not be permitted to register or attend classes at any of Virginia's Community Colleges. TCC will not issue transcripts, certificates or degrees until all debts are paid in full. 

Other fees

Replacement Book Fee: 
The Library/Learning Resource Centers charge for lost books and materials.  The replacement charge for materials is based on the average academic book pricing as listed in the Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information.

Course Fees:
These fees are assessed for specific courses that require specialized materials, equipment and/or testing. Students may also be required to pay for transportation, admission and other expenses related to field trips.

Property Damage / Loss:
Students will be charged for any property (such as laboratory or shop equipment and supplies) that are damaged or lost. The fee is based on estimated replacement cost of the property.

Business Offices

Help with student accounts is available 24/7/365 by phone and online

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Pass Building, Room 172
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 855-308-5614


Andrews Building, Room 1125
300 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 855-308-5614


Building A, Room A120
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 855-308-5614

Virginia Beach

Building B (Bayside), Room B109
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 855-308-5614