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PVCC Tuition & Cost

Charlottesville, Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Piedmont Virginia Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$140
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,920
Other Expenses Budget$4,500
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Piedmont Virginia Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$140
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,920
Other Expenses Budget$4,500

Residents of Virginia pay an annual total price of $18,010 to attend Piedmont Virginia Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,650 for tuition, $1,800 for books and supplies and $140 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $23,308 which is 29.4% higher than Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $9,948 while books and supplies are $1,800 and other fees come in at $140.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Piedmont Virginia Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Piedmont Virginia Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,622
$30,001 to $48,000$5,936
$48,001 to $75,000$8,121
$75,001 to $110,000$10,836

The average reported annual net price for Piedmont Virginia Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,700 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

57% of full-time undergrad Piedmont Virginia Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,180 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 9% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,345.

Finanical Aid Piedmont Virginia Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,180 57%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,899 9%
Pell Grants $4,572 44%
Other Federal Grants $395 10%
State and Local Grants $1,419 33%
Federal Student Loans $4,345 9%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Piedmont Virginia Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $11,554. The loan balance of $11,554 is a two year multiple of the $5,777 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $110 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $11,554
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $110.24
Total Interest Paid $1,674.55
Sum of All Loan Payments $13,228.55

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $18,010 $23,308
2 $18,544 $23,999

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Piedmont Virginia Community College to be $36,020 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Piedmont Virginia Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $155 $465 $620
Out of State Residents $332 $996 $1,328

Estimated cost for a class at Piedmont Virginia Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Piedmont Virginia Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Piedmont Virginia Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233116 IPEDS survey data for Piedmont Virginia Community College.