Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are charged by the semester and are due and payable in advance at the beginning of each semester in accordance with payment instructions issued prior to each semester. With the approval of its governing bodies, the University reserves the right to make changes when circumstances require.

Current tuition and fees can be found on the University's Student Accounts site through the links below.

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens

By North Carolina statute "State-supported institutions of higher education, community colleges, industrial education centers and technical institutes, shall permit legal residents of North Carolina who have attained the age of sixty-five (65) to attend classes for credit or non-credit purposes without the required payment of tuition; provided, however, that such persons meet admission and other standards deemed appropriate by the educational institution, and provided that such persons shall be accepted by the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina only on a spaces-available basis." Under the statute, "tuition shall mean the amount charged for registering for a credit hour of instruction and shall not be construed to mean any other fees or charges or costs of textbooks." An application for this waiver must be made each academic term, students are asked to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located in John E. Thomas Hall, 828-262-2120.

Refund Policy

The term "refund" should be understood to mean either a) the repayment of money received by the University for tuition and fees, or b) a reduction of charges if tuition and fees have not yet been paid.

Withdrawal from the University

If a student officially withdraws from the University (i.e., discontinues all classes and formally notifies the Registrar's Office to that effect), a refund will be made according to the table found in the Schedule of Classes published each academic term. The refund calculation will be based upon the date of official withdrawal from the University. (Students who wish to withdraw should immediately notify the Registrar's Office, located in John E. Thomas Hall.) Withdrawal at any time will entitle the student to a refund of unspent funds on her or his meal account. Students who have prepaid tuition and fees will be due a full refund if they are academically ineligible to enroll. Students who do not enroll for reasons other than academic ineligibility will be due a refund LESS any advance payments made for tuition, fees and housing. Students who are suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons will be given a refund based on the University's normal refund schedule.

Reduction in Class Schedule

If students reduce their class schedules during the first five days of classes (during the "Drop-Add" period), one hundred percent of the difference in tuition and fees between the original and revised schedules will be automatically credited to their accounts and available for refund. Students who reduce their class schedules after the first five days of classes will not be eligible for a refund.