2024-2025 Catalog and Handbook 
  
    May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Handbook

Waived Tuition


Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program

The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP) provides education benefits to spouses and children of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or who became at least 90% disabled as a result of military service in an armed conflict. More information, eligibility requirements, and instructions for applying are available at http://www.dvs. virginia.gov/education-employment/virginia-military-survivors-and-dependents-education-program/.

Children of Deceased Law Enforcement/Firefighter/Rescue Squad Personnel

Any student between the ages of 16 and 25 whose parent has been killed in the line of duty while employed or serving as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or rescue squad member in Virginia is entitled to free tuition and required fees if the deceased parent lived in Virginia at the time of death and certification of employment is provided.

Senior Citizens Higher Education Act of 1974

The Senior Citizens Higher Education Act of 1974 has established specific fee waiver provisions for Virginia residents who have reached 60 years of age and wish to attend classes at a state-supported institution of higher education.

To be eligible for free tuition and fees for credit courses, part-time or full-time, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 60 years of age or older;
  • Be a domiciled resident of Virginia for at least one year;
  • Had a taxable income not exceeding $23,850 for federal income tax purposes for the year preceding the year in which enrolling is sought.

To be eligible for free tuition for audit of credit courses or for taking non-credit courses (not to exceed three courses per semester), a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 60 years of age or older;
  • Be a domiciled resident of Virginia for at least one year;
  • Be admitted to the College as a student.