Admissions :: Tuition & Payment

Payment Options

Students may choose from the one of the following methods to pay their tuition (partial payments will not be accepted):

Students are encouraged to utilize the on-line Payment System at Virginia Western at any time. The on-line payment system is available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Additionally, during normal operating hours there is a Tuition Drop Box at the front entrance to Chapman Hall for check payments. Please make sure when paying by check to include the student’s ID number to insure proper posting.


Students may access MyVWCC to pay tuition online. See Navigate MyVWCC for step- -by-step instructions for how to pay your tuition on the Web.

Important: Students who pay on the Web and later are due a refund may only be refunded through the credit card used on the Web for payment.

Please note: When entering your credit card payment information online, you must enter a 4 digit year for the expiration date. Students who pay on the Web also can take advantage of the opportunity to pay up to 12:00 midnight on the day payment is due.

In Person

Tuition can be paid by cash, check, Mastercard, VISA (Debit or Credit cards) or Discover Card at the cashier's office in Chapman Hall. In order to facilitate timely processing of your payment, it is requested that students have their EMPLID readily available. Partial payments and checks in excess of tuition cannot be accepted.

Cashier Hours and Contact Information


Checks for the exact amount due may be mailed to:

Virginia Western Community College
Attention: Financial and Admin Services
3093 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24015

Please include your EMPLID for processing, and mail in time to meet the due date.

Tuition Payment Plan

To help meet the educational expenses of our students, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Tuition Management Systems/TMS tuition payment plan. For a non-refundable fee of $35.00/$40.00/$45.00, TMS allows you to pay your tuition in monthly, interest-free payments. The earlier you enroll the more payment options you may have. Payments are deducted around the 20th of each month depending upon whether you opt to make your payments by ACH or by credit card. Opportunity to enroll in the payment plan for the Spring 2016 semester will begin on November 16, 2015 and continue through January 17, 2016.

Tuition Management System/TMS prepared a bookmark that explains the new TMS Payment Plan enrollment process and the various payment plan options. Bookmark may be viewed by clicking on the link below. Brochures are also available in Student Financials, Student Services, Financial Aid, Counseling, or the Cashier Offices.

TMS Bookmark Spring 2016 (PDF)

Financial Aid

All financial aid – including loans – will be credited directly to your student account. The award (s) will be used to pay all outstanding amounts you owe to the college for the semester. To pay with approved (anticipated) financial aid, you must have received an Official Financial Aid Notification Letter from the VWCC Financial Aid Office. If you have a credit balance after all obligations have been met, you will be issued a refund check.

Please Note: Initial Financial Aid award notifications are based upon full time enrollment (12 credit hours). When a Financial Aid student falls below fulltime status, the Financial Aid award is reduced as outlined in your official award letter. If you have questions concerning your award letter, contact the Financial Aid office. In the event your award (s) does not fully cover your tuition/fees/bookstore charges, you must complete payments using the tuition payment plan, MyVWCC, or in person at the Cashier's Office located in Chapman Hall by the established payment deadlines.

Third Party Contract

If your employer or another party will be paying your tuition, you must complete the Third Party Contract Form and return to the Cashier's Office in Chapman Hall:

Virginia Western Community College
Attention: Financial and Admin Services
3093 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24015

A new completed form is required each semester. If there are questions regarding Accounts Receivable payments or billing in relation to student's accounts, please contact Edith Bernier at 540-857-6671.

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