Virginia Residency

Am I eligible for In-State Tuition Rates?

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Where you live determines the amount of tuition and fees you pay to attend BRCC. Your eligibility for the in-state tuition rate is based upon the information you provided about domicile (residency) when you applied to the college on the "Application for Virginia In-state Tuition Rates" section of the college application.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) issues the domicile guidelines that Virginia colleges and universities use to determine a student's eligibility for in-state tuition:

How to Establish Virginia Residency (Domicile)

As required by the SCHEV guidelines, an individual must demonstrate, with clear and convincing evidence, residence in Virginia and an intent to remain in Virginia indefinitely to establish domicile in Virginia. After meeting the requirements to establish domicile, a person must continue to be domiciled in Virginia for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes. A college or university may ask for information from you or your parents about the following factors:

  • Continuous residence in Virginia
  • Federal/State income tax
  • Driver's License or Identification Card
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Voter registration
  • Military records
  • Additional information if required or requested

Once classes begin, domicile status cannot be changed for that semester, but can be submitted for consideration of In-State tuition for the next semester.

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