Tuition and Fees

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Tuition
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Refund Policy
Sponsored Programs
Student Insurance

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Registration automatically is canceled if payment is not made by the published due dates for the following:

  • tuition
  • required fees (student publications/activity fees, technology fees, lab fees and CAPS fees)
  • optional student accident and student professional liability insurance fees
  • GED Testing fees 

Cash, check, or credit cards (MasterCard, American Express, Visa, or Discover Card) are accepted.

Tuition

Tuition Rates for In-State students

Curriculum Courses

Fewer than 16 semester hours: $76 per credit hour.
16 semester hours or more: $1,216 per semester.

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Courses

No tuition or fee.

Tuition Rates for Out-of-State students

Curriculum courses

Fewer than 16 semester hours: $268 per credit hour.
16 semester hours or more: $4,288 per semester.

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Courses

No tuition or fee.

North Carolina Residence Status

For students enrolling in college curriculum classes, an initial residence classification is made by Residency Determination Services (RDS) upon application to the college. It is the student’s responsibility to supply documenting evidence of residence status, if requested. The decision is based on the preponderance of the evidence presented.

NOTE: The out-of-state tuition rate is charged automatically to students for whom North Carolina residence has not been established.

Information provided here is not intended to be comprehensive. The residence policy is based on North Carolina General Statute 116-143.1. More information can be located at ncresidency.org.

Fees

Applied Music Study Fee

A fee of $200 is charged for music classes.

Campus Access Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee

The Campus Access, Parking and Security Fee (CAPS Fee) is charged to curriculum and Corporate and Continuing Education students who attend classes at any college campus. Revenues collected from this fee are used to pay costs of campus security and parking lot rental and maintenance at all CPCC campuses and centers.

The CAPS fee is

$73 per semester for curriculum students enrolled in eight semester hours or less
$97 per semester for curriculum students enrolled in nine semester hours or more
$12 per class for Corporate and Continuing Education students.

For details about the CAPS fee, visit the website at cpcc.edu/caps_fee.

Corporate and Continuing Education

Fees are published per class.

Forensics Fee

A fee of $50 per class is charged only for forensics classes.

GED and High School Equivalency Tests

The GED (General Educational Development) Test consists of four sub-tests for $80 or $20 per sub-test.
The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) contains five sub-tests for $50 or $15 per sub-test.

Lab Fees

Curriculum Lab Fees: $27 per lab hour with $216 maximum. (subject to change)

Occupational Extension Lab Fees: $27 per lab with $216 maximum.

Student Publications/Activity Fee

$26 per semester for 1 to 8 credit hours.
$35 per semester for 9 or more credit hours.
Maximum fee is $35 per semester.

The Student Publications/Activity Fee is used to support the Student Life Center and many co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. Among these are student government, student publications, clubs and organizations, intramural sports, educational activities, speakers and entertainers of various kinds.

Technology Fees

A technology fee of $48 is charged per term for curriculum classes, and a technology fee of $5 is charged for occupational extension classes.

Returned Check Policy

All returned checks are subject to a processing fee of $25. This fee also applies to credit card payments not accepted and returned by a financial institution. This fee, along with the original amount of the check or credit card, is due within five (5) business days after official notification from the college. These amounts are payable only by cash or money order at the Cashiering/Business Office on any campus. A hold is placed on all student records until acceptable payment is received.

Refund Policy

The North Carolina Community College System establishes the refund policy which is subject to change.

Curriculum Courses

  • A 100 percent refund is paid by the college to students who officially withdraw from class prior to the first day of the academic term.
  • A 75 percent refund is paid by the college to students who officially withdraw from class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the semester.
  • All curriculum student refunds are issued to students' BankMobile debit cards or to the credit card used for the tuition payment.

Corporate and Continuing Education - Occupational Extension Courses

  • A 100 percent tuition refund is paid by the college to students who officially withdraw from class prior to the first day of the class.
  • A 75 percent refund of tuition is paid by the college to student who officially withdraw from class on or after the first day of the class through the 10 percent point of the class.

Corporate and Continuing Education - Self-Supporting Courses

  • A 100 percent refund is paid by the college to students who officially withdraw from class prior to the first day of the class.

Cancellations / No Shows

The college reserves the right to cancel classes at any time without prior notice. Tuition is refunded 100 percent for any class canceled by the college. NOTE: Students who do not cancel and do not attend are still responsible for payment.

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored students must submit a letter of authorization to bill along with their registration information to the Sponsored Programs office or to any Cashiering/Business Office on a CPCC campus before they register, but no later than the same day they register for classes. For further information, visit the website at cpcc.edu/sponsored-programs or call the Sponsored Programs office at 704.330.4262.

Student Insurance

Insurance coverage is available to students through CPCC at cpcc.edu/enterprise-risk-management/student-insurance-1

Student Accident Insurance Plan

Student Accident Insurance is required for specific classes and is paid for at the time of registration. The CPCC Soccer Club is considered a specific-covered class. The plan insures students against loss resulting from accidental bodily injury sustained while participating in or attending specific classes. For detailed, current coverage information, visit the website above. For more information contact the office of Enterprise Risk Management at 704.330.6684.

Medical Hospitalization Group Plan

The plan is available to students enrolled for six or more credit hours. The group plan offers several benefit options, depending on the needs of the student.
Premiums vary per term or year, depending on the selected coverage and payment schedule. Spouses and unmarried children may be covered for an additional fee. Plans are a direct relationship between the student and the insurance provider. Qualified students may contact the insurance provider directly through the website above.