ARC Tuition Initiative

We’re redrawing the map for what it means to be a student at UVA Wise. Our new tuition program offers significant discounts on out-of-state tuition for all students living within the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) territory—from New York to Mississippi. We’re also proud to offer competitive financial aid offers for anyone with demonstrated financial need. Making college more affordable for more students is all a part of our commitment to uplift our region through the power of education. Special tuition perks for all of Appalachia. What are you waiting for?

A division of the University of Virginia, the College at Wise offers a world-class education set against the scenic mountain backdrop of southwest Virginia. Thanks to our belief that education should be affordable and accessible, our students graduate with little to no student debt, setting them up for success in both their professional careers and lives.

See if your county is included in the ARC region.

Have questions that aren’t covered here? Contact an Admissions Counselor at or 276.328.0102.