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Credit Programs for Part-time Students

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates are contingent on action by the North Carolina General Assembly and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The University reserves the right to change tuition rates at any time. For the most recent tuition charges for Part-time Classroom Studies students, see Charges for Attendancein the Tuition and Fees section of the Student Accounts site.

Tuition is based on your residency status (see Residence Status for Tuition Purposes), the number of credit hours you take each semester, and whether you are an undergraduate or postbaccalaureate student. If you have received a bachelor's degree, you will be classified and charged as a postbaccalaureate (graduate) student regardless of the level of courses you take.

Spring 2015 Tuition

Undergraduates

Credit Hours NC Residents Nonresidents
Tuition Fees Tuition Fees
0–5.9 hrs
$802.88
$17.19/hr
$3959.25
$17.19/hr
6–8 hrs
$1,605.75
$17.19/hr
$7,918.50
$17.19/hr

Note: This classification is for students who do not already have a bachelor’s degree and for students with a bachelor’s degree and enrolled only in undergraduate classes (less than 400-level). This rate will apply to all classes in which the student is enrolled, even if some of them are Carolina Courses Online.

Postbaccalaureates

Credit Hours NC Residents Nonresidents
Tuition Fees Tuition Fees
0–2.9 hrs
$1,086.63
$24.95/hr
$3,238.00
$24.95/hr
3–5.9 hrs
$2,173.25
$24.95/hr
$6,476.00
$24.95/hr
6–8 hrs
$3,259.88
$24.95/hr
$9,714.00
$24.95/hr

Note: This classification is for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and are taking at least one graduate-level class (400-level and higher). This rate will apply to all classes in which the student is enrolled, even if some of them are Carolina Courses Online.

These charges include a nominal registration fee. Some courses have lab fees or special course fees. Refer to the Directory of Classes for a listing of these fees and add any applicable charges to your payment. Tuition rates are subject to change without prior notification.

Summer 2015 Tuition

For Undergraduates (per session)

Credit Hours NC Resident Nonresident
0–1.9 hrs $235 $620
2-2.9 hrs $470 $1,240
3-3.9 hrs $705 $1,860
4-4.9 hrs $940 $2,480
5-5.9 hrs $1,175 $3,100
6-6.9 hrs $1,410 $3,720
7-7.9 hrs $1,645 $4,340
8.0 hrs $1,880 $4,960

For Postbaccalaureates (per session)

Credit Hours NC Resident Nonresident
0–1.9 hrs $255 $530
2-2.9 hrs $510 $1,060
3-3.9 hrs $765 $1,590
4-4.9 hrs $1,020 $2,120
5-5.9 hrs $1,275 $2,650
6-6.9 hrs $1,530 $3,180
7-7.9 hrs $1,785 $3,710
8.0 hrs $2,040 $4,240

These charges include a nominal registration fee. The charges above include a student activities fee assessed by Summer School that allow use of student health services and gym facilities. Some courses have lab fees or special course fees. Refer to the Directory of Classes for a listing of these fees and add any applicable charges to your payment. Tuition rates are subject to change without prior notification.

Note: The tuition schedule above is for summer only. Fall tuition rates are considerably more than summer rates. The rates above should not be used to predict fall rates. Due to the fact that tuition increases each fall and rates are subject to change, we will no longer list the fall tuition schedule. To see the most current fall tuition schedule, login to the online tuition schedule at Student Account Services.

Fall 2015 Tuition

Due to the fact that tuition generally increases in the fall and rates are subject to change, we will no longer list the fall tuition schedule. To see the most current fall tuition schedule, see Student Account Services: Tuition and Fees.

Fees

Fees are assessed on a per-credit-hour basis rather than a per-enrollment basis. If you’re an undergraduate student, the combined rate is $17.19 per credit hour. If you’re a graduate student, the combined rate is $24.95 per credit hour. You are not required to pay this fee if you’re a UNC employee using the tuition waiver.

Combined fees include the Educational and Technology (E&T) fee, the Administrative Systems fee, the Association of Student Governments fee, and the Student Information System Registration fee.

As a Part-time Classroom Studies student during the fall and spring semesters, you are not eligible to pay student fees that would provide an athletic pass or permit the use of student health services.

Tuition does not include the cost of textbooks. As a new student, you will be charged a $15 fee for the UNC One Card (student ID card). Some courses have lab fees or special course fees that are not included in tuition rates. Refer to the Directory of Classes for a listing of these fees and add them to your payment.

Tuition rates are subject to change without prior notification. Tuition rates are in addition to the nonrefundable application fee. Always refer to the online tuition schedule at Student Account Services for the most current listing.

Special Rates and Waivers

If you are a member of the Armed Services, you and your dependent relatives may be eligible to be charged less than the out-of-state tuition rate even though you are not North Carolina legal residents for tuition purposes. See Military Tuition Benefit.

You may also have tuition waived if you are a UNC Employee. See Employee Tuition Waiver.

How to Pay Your Tuition

If you register during the billing period, Student Accounts will bill you via email. If you register after the billing period, you must first pay Student Accounts.

Methods of Payment

You can make your payment in person, online, or by mail. For details on how to make payments, visit UNC’s Student Account Services Payment Options site.

Tuition Refunds

Policy

Cancellation means you have never attended class. No entry is made on your permanent record, and 100 percent of the prepaid tuition and fees is refunded. To qualify for cancellation, non-attendance in class must be verified by your professor(s).

Withdrawal means dropping all your classes or your only class after classes have begun. Withdrawal from the University results in a prorated refund. A weekly schedule, by percentage, is provided below for calculating a prorated estimated refund.

Refund Schedule for Spring 2015

Estimated refund If you withdraw between:
95 percent Jan 7–13
80 percent Jan 14–20
70 percent Jan 21–27
60 percent Jan 28–Feb 3
50 percent Feb 4–10
40 percent Feb 11–17
30 percent Feb 18–24
20 percent Feb 25–Mar 2
10 percent Mar 3–9


Refund Schedule for Fall 2015

Estimated refund If you withdraw between:
95 percent Aug 18-24
80 percent Aug 25-31
70 percent Sep 1-7
60 percent Sep 8-14
50 percent Sep 15-21
40 percent Sep 22-28
30 percent Sep 29-Oct 5
20 percent Oct 6-12
10 percent Oct 13-19