Office of the Registrar

Limitation on Eligibility for In-State Tuition

125 Percent Progress toward Degree

Beginning in 2006, the Commonwealth of Virginia enacted legislation to place a limitation on students’ eligibility for in-state tuition. Upon completion of 125 percent of the credit hours required to obtain a degree in the student’s program, the student may be assessed a surcharge which is equivalent to the cost of tuition at the out-of-state rate. Please note that certain courses and credit hours maybe excluded from the 125 percent calculation. Students who have or will have earned 145 or more credit hours should contact the Office of the Registrar for more information. Impacted students may appeal to the Office of the Registrar for a waiver as provided by the Code of Virginia, Section 16.

For questions or concerns about the release of academic information to a third party, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (757) 594-7155 or

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