Pay Your Tuition
Changes to Tuition: At its July 20, 2023 meeting, the State Board for Community Colleges, which sets tuition for Virginia’s community colleges, approved a 3% increase in tuition. This increase will go into effect immediately for the Fall 2023 semester.
Brightpoint does not generate a bill for tuition and fees. It is your responsibility to pay your tuition by the listed deadlines or you may be dropped from your classes. Your tuition deadline depends on the date you register for classes.
- It is the student’s responsibility to pay for the classes in which they enroll or to put other payment arrangements in place (examples: Nelnet payment plan, Third Party Billing, Veterans Benefits, financial aid or VA 529) by the posted payment deadlines.
- If a student decides NOT to attend or stops attending class, the student is responsible for going into their myBrightpoint account in SIS and dropping that class before the last day to drop with a refund date to ensure no debt is incurred. Students should refer to the appropriate semester’s Academic Calendar, which lists drop dates by class session. Failure to drop the class prior to the tuition refund deadline date will result in the student being charged for the class.
Ways to Pay
We offer several options for paying your tuition balance:
Students can pay online using a credit or debit card.
Bills can be paid at the Cashier’s Office on either campus. Methods of payment accepted include Visa and Mastercard, check or cash. Payments may also be placed in the secured drop boxes located in Moyar Hall (Chester Campus) or Administration Building (Midlothian Campus). Payments left in the drop boxes should be in envelopes and include all pertinent student/account information. Drop boxes are checked each weekday. Please make checks out to Brightpoint Community College.
We partner with Nelnet to offer a plan to allow students to pay tuition in monthly, interest-free payments for a small, non-refundable fee.
Use your 529 College Savings Plan to pay the college directly for tuition and fees.
By filling out your FAFSA, you may qualify for tuition help in the form of loans, grants and work-study.
The Brightpoint Community College Foundation offers scholarships specifically for Brightpoint students.
Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead (G3) is a state-wide tuition assistance program for students who enroll in select majors and who meet certain income qualifications.
Military and Veterans Educational Benefits
Whether you are active duty, a veteran, a military spouse or a dependent, Brightpoint’s Military and Veterans Education Office can help you navigate your benefits and paperwork.
Employer or Third-Party Benefits
Many employers support their employees with tuition assistance as they further their careers.
Brightpoint's tuition and fees are set by the Virginia Community College System; Brightpoint does not have the ability to waive fees or make exemptions for students. You must pay all tuition and mandatory fees – student activity fee, technology fee and student parking fee – at the same time to guarantee your enrollment in your chosen classes. Partial payments (for example, paying for one class out of several classes or only paying a fractional amount of one class) are not sufficient to hold all classes.
Get answers to other frequently asked questions about our payment policies.
Students can drop a class and receive a refund through the first 15 percent of the class. Learn more about our refund policies and ways to receive a refund.