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Tuition and Fees

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John Tyler Community College is dedicated to offering educational opportunities to members of our community at affordable tuition rates. Rates at John Tyler typically run about one-third less than the average tuition rate of Virginia's four-year institutions.

Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, the following tuition and fee rates apply:

Virginia residents

$142.50 per credit hour

Out-of-state residents

$337.10 per credit hour

Business contract rate

$220.20 per credit hour

E-Rate (in-state residents)

$142.50 per credit hour

E-Rate (out-of-state residents)

$242.50 per credit hour

Veterans and Dependents of Active Duty Military

$142.50 per credit hour

Military contract rate

$160.50 per credit hour

Comprehensive fee

$35.00 per semester 

The e-Rate is applicable to designated distance-learning courses delivered entirely over the Internet. Tuition rates include an $8.50 per credit hour technology fee. Virginia residents are exempt from the $18.00 per credit hour capital fee. The contract rate is for students who do not qualify for in-state tuition rates and are enrolled in classes provided in a contract between their employers and John Tyler where the employer agrees to pay the students' tuition directly to the College. The contract rate is only applicable to Virginia employers; any employers that are physically located outside of Virginia and choose to send employees to John Tyler will be billed at out-of-state tuition rates.

Please note that tuition and fees are set by the State Board for Community Colleges and are subject to change.

Payment of Tuition and Fees
During General Registration, tuition and fees are due by 5:00 p.m. the Friday of the week you register.  After General Registration, tuition and fees are due the day you register.  Refer to the academic calendar at for dates.

John Tyler Community College does not generate bills for tuition and fees, and students are responsible for paying their tuition and fees as required. Students not paying all calculated tuition and fees by the payment due date will be dropped from class rolls. Please make plans now to have funds ready for your tuition and fees at the beginning of the semester. If you are interested, the College does offer a Tuition Payment Plan.

For more information about tuition and fees payments, please read our Payment Policy Frequently Asked Questions.

  • To help meet students' educational expenses, John Tyler has partnered with NBS to offer a monthly tuition payment plan.  For a non-refundable fee, theTuition Payment Plan allows you to have your tuition and fees payment automatically deducted from your checking or savings account or charged to your credit card.
  • The College accepts payments via cash, check, Visa and MasterCard for tuition and fees payments. Visa and MasterCard payments can be made through myTyler. Cash, check and money order payments must be made in person at the College’s Business Office. If you pay online, your credit card information is retained for refund purposes only. Visa and MasterCard payments can be made through myTyler through the QuikPAY Online Payment Services.
  • Students will be charged $35 for checks returned due to "insufficient funds," regardless of "stop payment orders" placed by their banks. If the $35.00 returned check fee is not paid within 10 days, then there is an additional $15.00 charge for a grand total of $50.00.
  • If your employer is paying for your classes, you must submit the employer’s purchase order or written authorization along with a contract agreement form signed by the employer. The contract agreement form can be obtained from the cashier’s window at the Chester or Midlothian campus. The contract will solidify the agreement of your employer to be billed by the College for your tuition and fees. The purchase order, authorization, and contract must be received by the Friday of the week you register.

Tuition and Fees Refunds
Students may drop classes and receive tuition refunds through the first 15 percent of the class session. Students must submit Registration/Schedule Change Forms to the Admissions and Records Office to drop classes or conduct the drop themselves online using myTyler. Students are responsible for confirming the correct refund deadlines for their classes. Please note that tuition refunds will not be processed until after the last day to drop with a refund for the specified session/term.

Tuition Refund Exceptions
Virginia Community College Policy 4.3.2 states that students are eligible for refunds for those credit hours dropped during the add/drop period.  After the add/drop period has passed, there shall be no refunds, except as provided in subsections (Exceptional Cases), (Military Service), and (Refunds for Certain Federal Student Financial Aid Recipients).  Refer to the policy for more information.

For more information:
Business Office
Chester: 804-706-5029
Midlothian: 804-594-1410

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