Out-of-State Tuition Appeal
The Blue Ridge Community College Application for Admission has a section entitled “Residency.” The answers to the Residency questions are what determine a student’s eligibility for in-state tuition rates. If you are currently classified as out-of-state and you wish to appeal that classification, please complete the Application for In-State Tuition Rates*. Someone will respond to you via email within one-to-two business days with a list of next steps for submitting documentation. Be sure to check your email often throughout the process. *Students under the age of 24 should review the self-sufficiency guidelines before completing the Application for In-State Tuition Rates.
The completed application together with all supporting documentation will be reviewed in compliance with the Code of Virginia Title 23.1 Chapter 5. In-State Tuition and Reduced Rate Tuition Eligibility. Incomplete information and/or inadequate documentation will cause delays in processing and may negatively affect the College’s decision. Documentation may be submitted securely through our DropSecure portal or dropped off in person at the Welcome Desk in Houff Student Center. If you have any questions about the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: An out-of-state tuition status cannot be changed after the first day of the semester. It is important to get your application and documentation in early to avoid being overcharged for tuition.
Out-of-State Tuition Final Appeal
If you have completed the appeal process with the Registrar and wish to appeal the Registrar’s determination of tuition status, you have the right to a final appeal with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. Students wishing to exercise this right to a final appeal should email a Letter of Explanation to Ellyn Alt at AltE@brcc.edu.
Evaluation of the final appeal will be completed by the first day of classes for the next enrollment term. Retroactive domicile status cannot be granted. Written notification of the college decision will be emailed to the student’s VCCS email account.
Students interested in appealing decisions beyond the final appeal stage can reference the Code of Virginia § 23.1-510. Determinations of eligibility; appeals and guidelines for more information.