Tuition and fees

Tuition and fee rates are subject to change upon approval of the State Board for Community Colleges of Virginia.

Fall 2019 rates will be available June 1

Tuition rates and fees

Fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 rates

Rates shown below are per credit hour and are subject to change.

Tuition and mandatory fees (per credit hour)

In-state & military contract I/S

$163.75 ($155.00 tuition + $8.75 fees)


$361.35 ($331.60 tuition + $29.75 fees)

Out-of-state e-rate

$266.75 ($237.00 tuition + $29.75 fees)

Military contract O/S

$184.75 ($155.00 tuition + $29.75 fees)

Business contract

$244.75 ($215.00 tuition + $29.75 fees)

Appealing status

To appeal an out-of-state status, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Military rates

Military in-state rate

Is available for active-duty members and dependents stationed and residing in Virginia.

Military out-of-state rate

Is available for active-duty members stationed in Virginia, but residing out-of-state (in-state tuition rate + out-of-state fees).

Student status information

Award year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

  • Total number of students with a prepaid account that were enrolled during the award year – 111
  • Mean amount of fees charged to students during the award year – $10.07
  • Median amount of fees charged to students during the award year – $8.00
  • Total invoice amount paid to TMS for the refund program – $3,495.20

Eligibility for in-state tuition rates

Germanna makes an initial determination of a student’s eligibility for in-state tuition rates based on the information provided by the applicant and/or the applicant’s parent, legal guardian or spouse on the application for Virginia domicile.

Eligibility is determined by using State Council of Higher Education guidelines pertaining to Section 23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia. Generally, in order to be eligible for in-state tuition rates, the student must have been legally domiciled in Virginia for a period of at least one full year prior to the beginning of the planned term of enrollment at the College.

Domicile is a technical, legal concept which means more than simple residency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In order to be considered a Virginia domiciliary, a student must demonstrate through clear and convincing evidence his/her intention of remaining in Virginia indefinitely. Demonstration of intent is usually accomplished through objective evidence.

A student under the age of 24 generally assumes the domicile of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), unless the student has been legally emancipated or meets criteria for independent student status. A student who has been classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes will be notified in writing of the domicile determination.

Additional information about eligibility may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.

Domicile appeal

Students who disagree with an initial determination of eligibility may appeal the decision following the “domicile appeals process” outlined in the student handbook section of this catalog.

Changing status

If the student initially enters the college as an out-of-state student and believes subsequently to have achieved Virginia domiciliary status, an application for Virginia domicile must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office. If a determination is made in the student’s favor, the student will become eligible for in-state tuition rates for the next semester in which the student enrolls.

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