Tuition and Fees - Distance Education

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Semester Rates

It is the student's responsibility to review charges on their student account after registration.

An additional $1,111.00 Mandatory Health Insurance charge will be included on your account unless you waive out of the semester premium charge. The Mandatory Health Insurance premium rate will not be final until approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

Undergraduate tuition and fee rates
Graduate tuition and fee rates
College of Engineering (Masters of Engineering Management)
Special fees

Explanation of Required Fees

Tuition rates are reviewed by the University's Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System and set annually by the North Carolina legislature. Fees are reviewed and approved by the University's Board of Trustees with final approval pending the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System review.

The regulations for Distance Education (DE) tuition and fee rates changed effective Fall 2012. During Fall and Spring semesters, tuition charges are no longer based on the course, but on the student’s academic program and registration. Please see the guidelines below to determine how you will be charged for your DE courses:

Degree Seeking Student in a program designated as On-campus

  • Takes either all on-campus courses, all DE, or a mixture of on-campus and Distance Education (DE) courses:
    • Billed at on-campus stair-step tuition and fees (no extra charge for either DE or on-campus credits above full time level of 9 SCH for a Graduate student or 12 SCH for an Undergraduate student).

Degree Seeking and Certificate Program Student in a DE designated program

  • Takes all DE courses:
    • Billed at DE rate.

Degree Seeking and Certificate Program student in a DE designated program

  • Takes some DE courses and some on campus:
    • Billed at DE rate (tuition and DE fees) for DE courses.
    • Billed at On-campus stair-step tuition and fees for on-campus courses.

Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) Students:

    • Billed per credit hour at DE rates for DE classes.
    • Billed at On-campus stair-step tuition and fees for on-campus courses.

Tuition for Summer Sessions will be charged based on the course section number. Distance Education courses will be billed at DE rates and on-campus courses will be billed at the on-campus rates.

Post-Baccalaureate (PBS) students who enroll in undergraduate level courses are charged at the undergraduate rate for those courses. PBS who enroll in graduate level courses are charged at the graduate rate for courses for which they are registered. Tuition charges will initially be assessed at the graduate rate and students are responsible for full payment by the payment due dates. PBS registration will be reviewed after the add/drop period has ended and tuition charges will be adjusted for any undergraduate level courses being taken.