Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates are set by the North Carolina General Assembly and are subject to change without notice.

In-State: $76 per credit hour
Maximum In-State
: $1,216 for 16 + credit hours
: $268 per credit hour
Maximum Out-of-State:
$4,288 for 16+ credit hours

Required Fees
Fees are not refundable after classes begin.

Fees are charged each semester unless otherwise noted.

*IMPORTANT:* Effective Fall 2016, the Board of Trustees has approved an increase to SGA fee, Technology fee, and Campus Access fee.

Student Government Association (SGA) Fees (Assessed in Fall and Spring semesters only)
*new rate* $2.50 per credit hour for 1-8 credit hours

*new rate* $25 for 9+ credit hours

Technology Fee
*new rate* $3 per credit hour

*new rate* $48 for 16+ credit hours

Campus Access Fee
*new rate* $25 per semester

Student Accident Insurance
$1.25 per semester

Other Expenses

Returned Check Fee

Transcript Fee
No charge – 24 hour notice required for processing

Cost of books will vary from program to program; however, most students pay an estimated $1,000 for books for the academic year. Find additional information on book costs by visiting the

Library Fines
A fee for lost books and over-due books is charged. If a lost book fee is charged and the book is later found and returned, the fee is refunded.

Purchasing Cap and Gown
Students wishing to participate in graduation ceremonies must purchase a cap & gown from the school bookstore. Find additional information on purchasing a cap and gown by visiting the

Audit Fee
Regular tuition charges apply for classes taken for audit.


Cashier’s Office

Ways to Pay

Refund Policy

Fulfilling Your Financial Obligations

Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Information for Students