CATALOG: Paying Tuition

Tuition payment is due in full at the time of registration, with the exception of early registration periods. If tuition is not paid at this time (or charged to a scholarship, grant, payment plan or 3rd party contract) the registration will be cancelled, and the student must re-register. Payment of tuition entitles students to use the library, bookstore, parking lot, student lounge, and other facilities of the college. Tuition payment can be paid by cash, money order, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. A $35 charge will be applied for returned checks. After two returned checks, additional financial transactions must be made using cash, money order, certified check, or credit card.

  • In Person
    Tuition can be paid by cash, check, Master Card, VISA, or American Express at the Cashier’s window in the Business Office at the Glenns or Warsaw campus. Payments may be made during regular business and registration hours. In order to facilitate timely processing of the payment, students should have their student ID number (EMPLID) available. Partial payments and checks in excess of tuition cannot be accepted.
  • Web Payment
    Students can access the student information system (SIS) to pay tuition online. Once logged into SIS, go to the Student Center page then choose the Quikpay option.
  • Mail 
    Checks for the exact amount due can be mailed to the Business Office on either campus:

RCC Business Office
12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
RCC Business Office
52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572

Payments must be received upon registration. Students should enclose their student ID number (EMPLID)

  • Tuition Management Services
    To help meet students’ educational expenses, RCC offers the Tuition Management Services (TMS) Payment Plan. For a non-refundable fee TMS allows students to pay tuition in monthly payments. Students can make payments automatically from a checking or savings account or by credit card. This payment plan is not a loan program, and there is no credit check. The earlier the students register the more payment options are available to the student.  Students must be registered for courses before they can sign up for the TMS payment plan. TMS payment plan dates are posted for students on the RCC website.

NOTICE: Students must provide their checking, savings, or credit card account information for this plan. TMS automatically drafts the monthly payments from the account provided. TMS brochures with more information are available in the Admissions and Records Office, the Business Office, the Financial Aid Office, and at all campus sites, or on the RCC website.

In-State Tuition Eligibility

Eligibility for in-state tuition is determined by using State Council of Higher Education guidelines pertaining to Section 23.1-502, Chapter 5 of the Code of Virginia. The college 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 domicile portion of the application for admission. Online applicants certify that they have provided accurate information on behalf of parents, legal guardians, and spouses.

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 semester 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 the intention to remain in Virginia indefinitely. It involves the intent to be a Virginian and the unqualified intention to remain so. The burden of proving domicile rests with the applicant.

The intent of domicile is evidenced through the filing and payment of state income tax, voter registration, automobile registration, driver’s license, and other qualifying documentation. All applicants to the college who claim entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates must complete the domicile items on the application for admission and may be required to provide documentation. A student under the age of 24 generally assumes the domicile of the parent or legal guardian. Domicile for these students is based on their parents’ or legal guardians’ domicile. Additional information about eligibility may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.

More information on the Domicile Appeal Process can be found on the website.

Changing Status: Students who initially enter the college as out-of-state students and believe they have subsequently achieved Virginia domiciliary status should complete and submit the Domicile Determination Form to the Admissions and Records Office. Supporting documentation may be required. 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.

For more information about in-state tuition and reduced rate tuition eligibility, please refer to Section 23. 1, Chapter 5 of the Code of Virginia.


Last modified on 08-07-2017