PVCC is a smart choice for education. At PVCC, your student will become part of a quality-focused, supportive academic community. Our accomplished and caring faculty and staff are dedicated to encouraging the intellectual, social and personal growth of all our students.
Piedmont Virginia Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates.
Our tuition is approximately one-third that of a public four-year college or university in Virginia and because PVCC is a commuter College, your student will not incur expenses for room and board when taking classes here. See the Helpful Resources section below for links to information about financial aid sources and IRS tax credits and deductions for higher education expenses.
Smaller Class Sizes
PVCC's average class size is about 20 students. Smaller class sizes make for personalized attention from faculty who are committed to the success of every student.
Visit our Campus
We encourage you to request information and/or tour our campus and learn more about the College through the About PVCC section of this Web site. Please consider attending outreach and recruitment events or the performances and fine art exhibitions that we offer annually in our V. Earn Dickinson Building.
Confidentiality of Student Records
The Federal Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, is designed to protect students' educational records. Under this law, when a student age 18 or older attends a College or university that receives funding from the federal government, his or her educational records are considered confidential.
Parents may not inspect a student's grades, disciplinary records or health records without the written consent of the student. The only information that is released, unless the student requests otherwise, is classified as "directory" information: a student's name, address, telephone number, honors, awards and dates of attendance.
PVCC staff members and faculty will not disclose confidential information to family members or other members of the community, regardless of their status as guardians or whether they are financing the student's tuition. PVCC encourages parents and students to establish positive communication with each other in order to foster a climate of mutual trust, support and encouragement.
College is Possible
College Savings Plans Network
The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid
Options for Students Still in High School
PVCC Security & Safety
Request Information and/or a Tour of PVCC
Saving for College
Virginia College Savings Plan
Tax credits and deductions for higher education expenses.
View video about tax benefits.