You can consume the training via 1 of 3 different delivery methods: classroom, live online, or on-demand.
Only classroom-based will incur travel/expense costs for you.
Full requirements for VCP6.5-DCV here: VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization
This community college offers an online version that apparently qualifies towards getting your VCP and costs around $200.
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I've never taken the class, but if I were in your situation this would be the way I'd go.
I'd just like to add, The Stanly Community College course does count. You just have to take a special version of the exam (same content just a different exam code). If you're eligible to take the class its a great way to go.